George Russell claims second career win at Austrian Grand Prix

Published on 1 July 2024 at 20:07

Mercedes' George Russell took victory  on Sunday after a dramatic fight between Max Verstappen and Lando Norris for the fight for first place.

Verstappen started pole position and led the race until the fierce engine of the McLaren caught him up and challenged him causing the pair to collide with each other.

Norris and Verstappen both suffered with punctures leading them into the pits but Norris never made it back out and the Dutchman landing himself a 10 second penalty for the incident.

This allowed Russell to snatch the lead leading the last seven laps to the finish line.

Oscar Piastri finished in second with Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz in third place.

Russell’s team-mate Lewis Hamilton didn’t have the best of races having been given a five-second penalty for crossing the white line on pit entry. He finished the race in fourth.

Both Haas cars were out in full force this weekend, both earning points in sixth and eighth place with Sergio Perez stuck in the middle of them both.

Daniel Ricciardo finished ninth claiming two points for the RB and Alpine’s most recent contract announcement Pierre Gasly, rounding up the top ten.

The Ferrari of Charles Leclerc seemed  to find himself stuck behind fellow Frenchman  in P11 after an incident earlier in the race with Piastri slowing his chances of climbing up the grid. 

Esteban Ocon crossed the line in P12 after his close rivalry with his team-mate Gasly in the early laps of the race.

Canadian Lance Stroll was the better of the two Aston Martin’s this weekend finishing P13 whilst Fernando Alonso finished P18, having had issues with setting a fast enough pace throughout the full weekend.

The second RB of Yuki Tsunoda landed P14 in-front of Alex Albon in P15.

Kick Sauber lining up nicely next to one another with Zhou Guanyu in P16 and Valtteri Bottas in P17 still yet to score the teams debut points in the Championship.

Logan Sargeant made up the final position after Norris’ DNF towards the end of the race.


Harley Parker 



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