F1: Highlights of the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix

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  • The most thrilling race of the 2019 championship with the top two winners being other than the Mercedes-AMG duo.
  • Although there was contact between Verstappen and Leclerc, the stewards decided not to penalise Verstappen. Ferrari says it won’t appeal.
  • The Aston Martin Red Bull win gives Honda a win for the first time since returning to F1.
  • Overheating problems were blamed for the poor performance of the Mercedes-AMG cars.
  • Red Bull’s Pierre Gasly gets the best result of his first season with 7th placing.
  • Lewis Hamilton started from 4th place although he qualified for 2nd due to a penalty for blocking Kimi Raikkonen.
  • Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi also scored the first point of his F1 career when he finished 10th.
  • Valtteri Bottas’ third placing adds some more points to the Mercedes-AMG lead in the Constructors Championship to keep the gap at 135 points from Ferrari.

Next round: 2019 British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 14

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