Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog on My name is Patrick Moeke and I will keep you informed of all developments at the Styrian Grand Prix. Lots of fun! 

  • GP Styria
  • LIVE:
  • Hamilton is leading
  • Verstappen second
  • Ferraris crash together

Formula 1 a few seconds ago

47 more laps - Max Verstappen is the first driver to make a regular pit stop! The Dutchman switches to the medium band. Does Mercedes immediately come up with an answer?

a few seconds ago

Formula 1 2 minutes ago

49 more laps - Bottas (P3) is instructed to close the gap to Verstappen (P2) and responds to that. The difference between the two drivers is only 1.9 seconds.

Formula 13 minutes ago

"I was very surprised that Charles made an attempt to overtake me," said Sebastian Vettel about the incident with his teammate Charles Leclerc. "I had the inside and didn't expect him to try anything. I was careful because it was very busy around us. The car felt a lot better today, so it's a shame we weren't able to show our true speed . "

Formula 1 6 minutes ago

52 more laps - On his second attempt, it does hit Ricciardo. The Australian climbs to sixth place at the expense of Ocon.

Formula 1 · 7 minutes ago

54 more rounds - Ocon declines an attack by teammate Ricciardo. The start of the fight between the Renault drivers is sixth place.

Formula 1 · 8 minutes ago

Vettel and Leclerc visited each other immediately after the incident. Both Ferrari drivers are the only dropouts so far of the Styrian Grand Prix.

Vettel and Leclerc meet again # F1 #AustrianGP

AvatarAvatar Author Mattzel89 Moment of places 15: 34 - 12 July 2020

8 minutes ago

Formula 11 minutes ago

56 more laps - We are slowly but surely entering the stage where the drivers can make their first and only pit stop. Who dives in first?

Formula 113 minutes ago

59 more laps - "This looks good Max, keep it up," engineer Gianpiero Lambiase tells Max Verstappen about the on-board radio. "You drive the same lap times as Hamilton."

Formula 1 · 16 minutes ago

61 more laps - Leader Hamilton checks. The Brit has a 2.5 second lead over Verstappen which in turn has a 3.8 second lead over Bottas.

Formula 1 · 17 minutes ago

The rerun of the start for the Styrian Grand Prix.

Repetition of the start ainSainz gasps in the neck of Verstappen, but does not pass ⤵ # ZiggoSportF1 # F1 #AustrianGP 🇦🇹

AvatarAvatar Author Ziggo Sport F1 Time of places 15: 25 - 12 July 2020

Formula 119 minutes ago

64 more laps - Albon also passes Sainz and climbs to fourth place. The score: 

  • Hamilton
  • Verstappen +2.6
  • Bottas +4.0
  • Albon +5.4
  • Sainz +1.5
  • Ocon +0.6
  • 19 minutes ago

    Formula 1 20 minutes ago

    Leclerc seems to be braking at the hairpin, goes for a hole that is not there and destroys teammate Vettel. That will be talked about for a long time at Ferrari.

    Kimi's view of the Ferrari incident 👀 #AustrianGP 🇦🇹 # F1

    AvatarAvatar Author Formula 1 Moment of publication 15: 20 - 12 July 2020

    Formula 1 · 21 minutes ago

    66 more laps - Bottas outsmarts Sainz and climbs to third place at the expense of the Spaniard. Verstappen (P2) is four seconds ahead of the Finn.

    Formula 1 · 22 minutes ago

    66 more laps - What a drama for Ferrari. Charles Leclerc sends his badly damaged Ferrari into the pits and is the second dropout of the day after teammate Vettel. The stable from Maranello can pack up and start the trip to Hungary.

    Formula 1 24 minutes ago

    67 more laps - Leader Hamilton leaves immediately at Verstappen. The gap between the two drivers is one and a half seconds within one lap.

    Formula 1 25 minutes ago

    68 more laps - The safety car comes in. The score: 

  • Hamilton
  • Verstappen
  • Sainz
  • Bottas
  • Albon
  • Ocon
  • Ricciardo
  • Gasly
  • Norris 
  • Stroll
  • 25 minutes ago

    Formula 1 · 29 minutes ago

    START - Safetycar! Vettel drives in the round without a rear wing. Leclerc seems to have hit his teammate, ending Vettel's race. So again drama for Ferrari.

    Formula 130 minutes ago

    START - Hamilton retains the lead, Verstappen declines an attack from Sainz and remains second.

    Formula 1 · 31 minutes ago

    Warm-up round - The cars roll up the grid. The Styrian Grand Prix is ​​about to start.

    Formula 1 · 33 minutes ago

    Warm -up round - The warm-up round is on the Red Bull Ring. All drivers move from their seats.

    Formula 1 · 34 minutes ago

    Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton both start on the soft tire. The full top seven starts on the soft, red band.

    34 minutes ago

    Formula 1 · 36 minutes ago

    Another 3 minutes to the start. Does Max Verstappen start on a different band than Lewis Hamilton?

    Formula 139 minutes ago

    Our readers expect a win for Max Verstappen today.

    Today Max Verstappen is looking for revenge in Austria. What will it be?

    • First


    • Second


    • Third


    • Top five


    • Top ten


    • Outside top ten or drop out


    Formula 1 · 44 minutes ago

    "We missed a lot of points last week, so today we have to score well," said Max Verstappen at Sky Sports. "I don't know if that will be first place. At least I want to finish on the podium and we will see if we are good enough to beat Mercedes."

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    Just like last week, the drivers make a statement against racism. Some riders kneel, others stop.

    #EndRacism #WeRaceAsOne

    AvatarAvatar AuthorRenault F1 TeamMoment of places14: 53 - July 12, 2020

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    Only in the warm-up lap do we know on which tires the drivers start. As it rained in qualifying yesterday, the teams have a free choice of tires. According to tire supplier Pirelli, a one-stop strategy from the soft to the hard tire is the fastest.

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    The final starting line-up for the Austrian Grand Prix:

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    The pit lane is open! The drivers move to their starting positions. Thirty more minutes until the start.

    Pit lane open ✅ Here's how # MV33 and # AA23 line up on the grid for today's Styrian Grand Prix 💪 #AustrianGP 🇦🇹 # F1

    AvatarAvatar Author Aston Martin Red Bull RacingMoment of places14: 40 - July 12, 2020

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    There are some fans who have found a place in the mountains around Spielberg. Spectators are not welcome on the track due to the corona virus.

    So there are some fans watching this race! # F1 #AustrianGP

    AvatarAvatar Author Luke Smith Moment of Places 14: 38-12 July 2020

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    The latest winners in Spielberg: 

    • 2020 - Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
    • 2019 - Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
    • 2018 - Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
    • 2017 - Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
    • 2016 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 📸
    • 2015 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
    • 2014 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    Max Verstappen in Austria:

    • 2020 - DNF
    • 2019 - First
    • 2018 - First
    • 2017 - DNF
    • 2016 - Second 📸
    • 2015 - Eighth (Toro Rosso)

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    The teams make the latest changes to the cars. Another hour until the start of the first (and probably also the last) Styrian Grand Prix.

    Putting the last touches with one hour to the show 🚀 #AustrianGP

    AvatarAvatar Author Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Moment of places 14: 10 - 12 July 2020

    Formula 1 2 hours ago

    Grosjean starts from pit lane
    Another change! Romain Grosjean does not start in nineteenth, but from the pit lane. Haas has tinkered with the Frenchman's car in the Parc Fermé and that is not allowed.

    # F1 Grosjean will start from pitlane so just 19 cars on the grid. #StyrianGP #MsportXtra

    AvatarAvatar Author # MsportXtraMoment of places13: 53 - July 12, 2020

    Formula 1 2 hours ago

    Grid penalty for Giovinazzi
    Still a small adjustment in the starting line-up, because Antonio Giovinazzi now does not start in nineteenth but last (Romain Grosjean wins a spot because of this). The Alfa Romeo Italian receives a grid penalty because the gearbox of his car is replaced.

    Cinco posiciones de sanción para @Anto_Giovinazzi por sustituir la caja de cambios. # F1 #StyrianGP 🇦🇹 #Spielberg #RedBullRing

    AvatarAvatar Author GoVal Moment of places 12: 32 - 12 July 2020

    Formula 1 3 hours ago

    Another two hours until we really start racing in Austria!

    RACE DAY. Ready We're ready, are you ... 😉 #AustrianGP

    AvatarAvatar Author Mercedes-AMG F1 Moment of Places 9: 40-12 July 2020

    Formula 1 hour ago

    Beautiful images! The Red Bull Ring from a different perspective.


    This is just plane cool 😎We think The Flying Bulls 𝒎𝒂𝒚 have exceeded track limits for this one! #AustrianGP # F1

    AvatarAvatar Author Scuderia AlphaTauriMoment of places11: 36 - July 12, 2020

    Formula 1 · 5 hours ago

    Max Verstappen is chasing new success at the Red Bull Ring this afternoon. These are the results of the Dutchman in recent years (and last week):

    • 2020: dropped out
    • 2019: first
    • 2018: first
    • 2017: dropped out
    • 2016: second

    Formula 1 · 6 hours ago

    The weather conditions on and around the Red Bull Ring are a lot more pleasant today than yesterday.

    RACE DAY Austrian # AustrianGP🇦🇹 # essereFerrari🔴

    AvatarAvatar Author Scuderia Ferrari Time of places 09: 12 - 12 July 2020

    Formula 1 · 6 hours ago

    Official Starting Line-up
    This is the starting line-up this afternoon for the second race of the Formula 1 season:

    It's race day again in Austria! Here's how the drivers will line up on the grid for the Styrian Grand Prix A #AustrianGP 🇦🇹 # F1

    AvatarAvatar Author Formula 1 Moment of publication 09: 05 - 12 July 2020

    Formula 1 · 7 hours ago

    What small positive leads are there for Max Verstappen in the run-up to the very first 'Grosser Preis der Steiermark'? An analysis.

    Formula 1 · 7 hours ago

    Sainz confident for race
    Carlos Sainz confidently starts the Grand Prix of Styria this afternoon. The McLaren driver finished third in the soaking wet Red Bull Ring the best qualification of his career yesterday. "I feel a lot of confidence for the race. Of course we have a lot of opposition and it will be hard to defend my place. It will be very important to hold my third place in the first laps and then I have to take my chances if they arise during enter the race. "

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