2018 Austrian Grand Prix

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Sunday, July 1, 2018
Round:
9
Weather:
Warm, dry and sunny
Laps:
71
Fastest Lap:
Raikkonen, 1m06.957
Country:
Austria
Circuit:
2018 season:
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A beautiful day, a sea of 20,000 people dressed in orange, a 10-hour drive from Holland but they don’t care. They came all this way last year just to see Max Verstappen taken out at Turn 1. Then there are the Austrians, for whom Red Bull is very much the home team. Such a shame for both sets that the Red Bull Ring is perhaps the most power-sensitive and downforce-insensitive track on the calendar. Hopefully he’ll get further than Turn 1 this time but he doesn’t stand a chance, surely.

This race has got Mercedes written all over it.   

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