2019 Austrian Grand Prix race report

2019 Austrian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen makes a swashbuckling comeback to win the 2019 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix after a disastrous start. Full qualifying and race analysis from Mark Hughes

2019 Austrian Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen with trophy and champagne on the podium

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Game on. 32 laps down, 39 to go as Max Verstappen rejoined the race after a pit stop 10 laps later than his main competitors. One of those – Lewis Hamilton – had already been sidelined with a wing damaged over a kerb and subsequent delay at his stop fitting a new nose. But that still left two Ferraris and Valtteri Bottas’ Mercedes to deal with. The race-leading Charles Leclerc was surely too far out of reach at 13 seconds up the road and apparently just cruising. But this was Max Verstappen in a Red Bull with a tyre grip advantage and a Honda engine that he’d been authorised to ‘run at 11’ for the rest of the race, win or bust.

Race Results

Qualifying

Circuit - Spielberg

Country

Austria

Location

Spielberg, Styria

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.684 (Miles)

Record

Carlos Sainz jr (McLaren MCL35-Renault), 1m05.619, 147.250 mph, F1, 2020

3,255

Championships

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18,879

Results

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17,868

Drivers

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11,820

Teams

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884

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