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  • GP Austria
  • Race started at 15.10
  • Verstappen drops out
  • Technical problem with Honda engine
  • Bottas in the lead

Formula 1 a few seconds ago

64 more laps - And problems for Daniel Ricciardo as well. The Renault driver drives slowly around the track and tries to reach the pits.

Formula 1one minute ago

Still 65 rounds - Without Verstappen there is now also a new stand: 

  • Bottas
  • Hamilton
  • Albon
  • Norris
  • Pérez
  • Leclerc
  • Sainz
  • Stroll
  • Vettel
  • Gasly

  • Formula 13 minutes ago

    The moment when Verstappen comes to a standstill.

    OH NO! @ Max33Verstappen falls silent ijHe is the first dropout ❌ # ZiggoSportF1 # F1 #AustrianGP P

    AvatarAvatar Author Ziggo Sport F1 Time of places 15: 29 - 5 July 2020

    Formula 1 5 minutes ago

    57 more laps - Max Verstappen drops out! What a huge damper and a huge bite in the title battle, given the limited number of races we will have this year.

    5 minutes ago

    Formula 1 6 minutes ago

    58 more laps - Verstappen is in the pits and gets a different steering wheel, but it doesn't seem to help ... Drama for Red Bull Racing, Honda and the Dutchman.

    Formula 1 · 7 minutes ago

    59 more laps - "I can't change the car's tuning", says Verstappen, who slowly drives back to the pits and is now last.

    Formula 1 9 minutes ago

    60 more laps - Technical problems Max Verstappen! The Dutchman drives very slowly and loses many places. 

    Formula 1 9 minutes ago

    62 more laps - The score: 

  • Bottas 
  • Verstappen +3.3
  • Hamilton +4.0
  • Albon +1.1
  • Norris +2.8
  • Formula 1 · 10 minutes ago

    63 more laps - Hamilton outwits Albon and climbs to third place. The six-time champion is four seconds behind Verstappen, who is second.

    10 minutes ago

    Formula 11 minutes ago

    64 more laps - Hamilton (P4) increases the pressure at Albon (P3). The Verstappen teammate is keeping the Brit away from him for the time being.

    Formula 114 minutes ago

    66 more laps - Leader Bottas is the fastest man on the track with 1.09.159. Verstappen goes around the Red Bull Ring in 1.09.351.

    Formula 115 minutes ago

    The start of the first Grand Prix of this Formula 1 season in the picture.

    Lights out! 🚥 We are loose in Austria 🏎️💨Norris started well, but has now passed by Albon and Hamilton 😎 # ZiggoSportF1 # F1 #AustrianGP 🇦🇹

    AvatarAvatar Author Ziggo Sport F1 Time of places 15: 17 - 5 July 2020

    Formula 1 · 17 minutes ago

    68 more laps - Hamilton also passes Norris and climbs to fourth place. The score:

  • Bottas
  • Verstappen +2.2
  • Albon +2.6
  • Hamilton +0.6
  • Norris +0.9
  • Pérez +0.9
  • Formula 1 · 17 minutes ago

    69 more laps - Albon takes third place at the expense of Norris. The Thai is two seconds behind his teammate Verstappen.

    17 minutes ago

    Formula 119 minutes ago

    70 more laps - The score: 

  • Bottas
  • Verstappen
  • Norris
  • Albon
  • Hamilton
  • Pérez
  • Leclerc
  • Sainz
  • Stroll
  • Vettel
  • Formula 119 minutes ago

    START - Verstappen is the only one who rides on medium tires and has difficulty with that. The soft tire is logically the better in the opening phase.

    Formula 1 20 minutes ago

    START - Verstappen struggles to keep P2, Bottas drives away immediately.

    Formula 1 · 21 minutes ago

    👀👀👀

    AvatarAvatar Author Chris Medland Moment of Places 15: 12 - 5 July 2020

    Formula 1 · 21 minutes ago

    Warm-up lap - The cars roll up the starting grid. After more than two hundred days we finally start racing again.

    21 minutes ago

    Formula 1 · 23 minutes ago

    Warm -up round - The warm-up round is running. All drivers move from their seats.

    Formula 1 25 minutes ago

    A one-stop strategy is by far the fastest strategy today, according to tire supplier Pirelli. Because Verstappen is the only driver from the top ten to start on medium ban tires, the Dutchman can drive longer and would have a tire advantage.

    Formula 1 · 28 minutes ago

    Time for the first Grand Prix of this Formula 1 season. The drivers climb into their cars and are tied up. Max Verstappen therefore starts from the second place, Valtteri Bottas departs from pole position.

    Formula 1 · 32 minutes ago

    #WeRaceAsOne

    AvatarAvatar Author Haas F1 Team Moment of places 15: 01 - 5 July 2020

    Formula 13 minutes ago

    Video

    End Racism.One cause. One commitment.As individuals, we choose our own way to support the cause. As a group of drivers and a wider F1 family, we are united in its goal. #WeRaceAsOne

    AvatarAvatar Author Formula 1 Time of places 14: 57 - July 5, 2020

    33 minutes ago

    Formula 1 · 36 minutes ago

    And this was what Charles Leclerc, who also stood still, said about the statement against racism. "I think it's about facts and behaviors in our daily lives and not formal gestures that can be considered controversial in some countries," writes the Ferrari driver. "I don't kneel down, but this does not mean that I am less committed than others in the fight against racism."

    I believe that what matters are facts and behaviors in our daily life rather than formal gestures that could be seen as controversial in some countries. I will not take the knee but this does not mean at all that I am less committed than others in the fight against racism.

    AvatarAvatar Author Charles Leclerc Time of places 12: 50 - 5 July 2020

    Formula 1 · 37 minutes ago

    This is what Max Verstappen just said about this via Twitter: "I attach great importance to equality and the fight against racism. But I believe that everyone has the right to express themselves in a moment and in a way that suits them."

    I am very committed to equality and the fight against racism. But I believe everyone has the right to express themself at a time and in a way that suits them. I will not take the knee today but respect and support the personal choices every driver makes #WeRaceAsOne #EndRacism

    AvatarAvatar Author Max Verstappen Time of places 13: 44 - 5 July 2020

    Formula 1 · 38 minutes ago

    Several drivers kneel during the national anthem, but Max Versappen, Antonio Giovinazzi, Daniil Kvyat, Carlos Sainz, Charles Leclerc and Kimi Räikkönen remain.

    There you go - a mix of kneels and stands from drivers # F1 #AustrianGP

    AvatarAvatar Author Luke Smith Moment of Places 14: 54-5 July 2020

    Formula 1 · 44 minutes ago

    All drivers will wear t-shirts with the text 'end racism' prior to the start.

    A look at the End Racism t-shirts drivers are wearing on the grid # F1 #AustrianGP

    AvatarAvatar Author Luke Smith Moment of Places 14: 48-5 July 2020

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    The summer weather is fantastic above the Red Bull Ring. The chance of rain during the race is exactly 0 percent.

    WEATHER CHECK: ☀️☀️☀️Air Temp: 27C / 80FTrack Temp: 54C / 129F # HaasF1 #AustrianGP

    AvatarAvatar Author Haas F1 Team Moment of places 14: 46 - July 5, 2020

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    This is the final starting line-up for the Grand Prix of Austria.

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    This is the FIA's explanation of Hamilton's grid penalty: "The new video we have seen clearly shows that on the left side of the lane at turn 5, a yellow light was blinking. The green light was only seen in turn 9. That's why the decision we made yesterday has been reversed. "

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    Official: Hamilton gets three places grid penalty, Verstappen moves to P2
    And there is the confirmation from the FIA: Lewis Hamilton gets three places grid penalty for the Grand Prix of Austria. Max Verstappen therefore moves to second place and Lando Norris climbs to third position. Hamilton starts fifth, behind Alexander Albon.

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    Don't forget: Verstappen is also the only driver from the top ten to start on the medium band. With the same strategy, he won the race in Spielberg last year.

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    It has not yet been confirmed, but this would be the new starting line-up with a grid penalty for Hamilton

  • Valtteri Bottas
  • Max Verstappen
  • Lando Norris
  • Alaxander Albon
  • Lewis Hamilton
  • Sergio Pérez
  • Charles Leclerc
  • Carlos Sainz
  • Lance Stroll
  • Daniel Ricciardo
  • Sebastian Vettel
  • Formula 1 an hour ago

    And this is what it is about. Hamilton has not gone off his gas here, while yellow is hanging.

    BREAKING: Red Bull protest stewards' decision not to penalize Hamilton after yellow flags investigation https://t.co/tlOJFDTcot # F1 # Formula1

    AvatarAvatar Author Flyin18T Motorsports Time of places 14: 21 - 5 July 2020

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    And the mechanics of Verstappen take second place.

    There's Red Bull's kit on the front row

    AvatarAvatar Author Mark Hughes Moment of Places 14: 19 - 5 July 2020

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    The Mercedes mechanics are already in fifth place! Is Hamilton indeed punished? Verstappen would then move to P2.

    Hamilton's team have gone to fifth on the grid and Verstappen's to second ... # F1 #AustrianGP

    AvatarAvatar Author Chris Medland Moment of Places 14: 14 - 5 July 2020

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    Who will win the Austrian Grand Prix?

    • Max Verstappen
    • Lewis Hamilton
    • Valteri Bottas
    • Alexander Albon
    • Charles Leclerc
    • Someone else

    Formula 1 an hour ago

    Max Verstappen was given a three-place grid staff last year for a similar incident in Mexico. As a result, the Dutchman lost his pole position.

    Formula 1 2 hours ago

    Here Hamilton would have driven too fast under the yellow flag. Red Bull Racing has likely provided new evidence as the Briton was acquitted for this incident yesterday.

    Video

    The stewards cleared @LewisHamilton of any wrongdoing following this yellow flags incident at the end of qualifying on Saturday 👀 #AustrianGP 🇦🇹 # F1

    AvatarAvatar Author Formula 1 Time of places 12: 15 - 5 July 2020

    Formula 1 2 hours ago

    Red Bull to protest against Hamilton again
    We have another riot just under an hour and a half before the first Grand Prix of this Formula 1 season. Red Bull has asked the FIA ​​to review Lewis Hamilton's fastest lap during qualifying yesterday and the stewards are responding. Hamilton would not have gone out of his throttle during a yellow flag in qualifying yesterday. The FIA ​​ruled yesterday that Hamilton also saw a green flag along with the yellow flag and therefore cannot be punished. Hamilton basically starts the race from second place.

    Formula 1 2 hours ago

    The Formula 1 drivers make a statement against racism just before the start, but it is still unclear what exactly that will look like. Charles Leclerc says on Twitter at least not to kneel down.

    All 20 drivers stand united with their teams against racism and prejudice, at the same time embracing the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion, supporting Formula 1's and FIA's commitment.

    AvatarAvatar Author Charles Leclerc Time of places 12: 49 - 5 July 2020

    Formula 1 3 hours ago

    Verstappen sees opportunities from P3
    Although the gap with the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton yesterday in qualifying was significant, Max Verstappen today does not stand a chance during the race at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. "We have never been the fastest in one lap here," he said. "Hopefully we will be a lot closer to Mercedes during the race. I think the third place in qualifying is a good start to the season, we now have to work hard to close that gap."

    Formula 1 3 hours ago

    In less than three hours the battle will start on this circuit for the first victory in Formula 1 in seven months.

    This place ... ightsLights out in three hours! #AustrianGP 🇦🇹 # F1

    AvatarAvatar Author Formula 1 Time of places 12: 10 - 5 July 2020

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