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Russell wins as Verstappen, Norris clash

Russell wins as Verstappen, Norris clash

Russell beat McLaren’s Oscar Piastri and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz.

Verstappen’s first issue was a near-miss with Norris as he exited his pitbox in the first cycle of stops, but stewards decided it wasn’t worthy of a penalty.

A slow second stop for Verstappen put Norris right on his tail with 15 laps to go.

Norris lunged ahead at Turn 3 on lap 59 but had to give the position back as he ran wide. But their lead battle exploded there a few laps later, the pair colliding at Turn 3 and both receiving punctures.

That opened the door for Russell to inherit the second F1 victory of his career.

2024 F1 Austrian Grand Prix results

Cla   Driver   Car / Engine   Laps   Gap 
George Russell Mercedes 71
Oscar Piastri McLaren/Mercedes 71 -1.906
Carlos Sainz Ferrari 71 -4.533
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 71 -23.142
Max Verstappen Red Bull/Honda RBPT 71 -37.253
Nico Hülkenberg Haas/Ferrari 71 -54.088
Sergio Pérez Red Bull/Honda RBPT 71 -54.672
Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 71 -1’00.355
Daniel Ricciardo RB/Honda RBPT 71 -1’01.169
10  Pierre Gasly Alpine/Renault 71 -1’01.766
11  Charles Leclerc Ferrari 71 -1’07.056
12  Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 71 -1’08.325
13  Lance Stroll Aston Martin/Mercedes 70
14  Yuki Tsunoda RB/Honda RBPT 70
15  Alexander Albon Williams/Mercedes 70
16  Valtteri Bottas Sauber/Ferrari 70
17  Zhou Guanyu Sauber/Ferrari 70
18  Fernando Alonso Aston Martin/Mercedes 70
19  Logan Sargeant Williams/Mercedes 69
–  Lando Norris McLaren/Mercedes 64
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2024 F1 Austrian Grand Prix report

Polesitter Verstappen led the charge to Turn 1, leading Norris and Russell. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) battled hard with Sainz over the opening corners, while Piastri’s McLaren was forced wide at Turn 4 by Red Bull’s Sergio Perez on the first lap and dropped back to seventh.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was forced to pit after contract with Piastri at the first corner and he required a new front wing.

As Verstappen rapidly pulled out of the DRS range of Norris, Hamilton passed Russell for third at Turn 3 on lap three, but Russell repassed him at the following corner.

Sainz passed Hamilton for fourth at Turn 3 on lap seven, after Lewis was told to let him through by the team, while Piastri impressively drove around the outside of Perez at Turn 6 a lap later.

Hamilton was the first of the frontrunners to pit on…

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