The classification of the sprint race
Aloson did not participate in the sprint race.
Verstappen: “We are competitive”
Verstappen at the microphone of Canal +: “It was a decent race, we had a good rhythm, it was good. The Ferraris? The first laps allowed me to widen the gap. Then we managed. The car is fine We are competitive this weekend.”
Pole for Verstappen!
Poleman and leader from the start, Max Verstappen took pole position in the Austrian GP and 8 precious points from this sprint race. Behind the world champion Red Bull, Ferrari places its two drivers, Charles Leclerc (2nd) and Carlos Sainz (3rd). Follow Russell (Mercedes), Sergio Perez (Red Bull) and Esteban Ocon (Alpine). Pierre Gasly is 15th.
21/23: it’s finally ok for Hamilton
The Mercedes driver finally passed Magnussen and took 8th place.
20/23: Magnussen resists Hamilton
The Haas driver, 8th, defends himself well against the multiple attacks of the British world champion.
17/23: Verstappen still ahead
The Dutchman still dominates this sprint race. He is 2”5 ahead of Leclerc. Sainz is 3rd ahead of Russell. On the French side, Ocon is 6th, Gasly 15th.
Alonso’s explanations for his absence at the start
Alonso at the microphone of Canal +: “Five minutes before the start, we saw that the car was not lighting up. We will have to investigate for tomorrow. We may have lost 50 points already on reliability problems, that does not match not with the car.”
12/23: Perez swallows Ocon
One place less for the Frenchman, 6th after being overtaken by Sergio Perez’s Red Bull.
11/23: Vettel in the gravel
The German from the Aston Martin team leaves in last position after having made a small passage in the gravel.
6/23: it’s hot between the Ferraris
Sainz threatens 2nd place for Leclerc, the two single-seaters pass very close to a collision in a bend.
2/23: fright for Gasly
The Frenchman had a big collision at the start but his AlphaTauri held up.
1/23: Verstappen at the controls
The Dutchman resisted Leclerc’s attack at the start. He is in the lead ahead of the Monegasque and Sainz.
Zhou’s turn to have a problem, no departure for Alonso
Engine problem for the Japanese! After Alonso, it’s Alfa Romeo that has a problem. But if it’s over for the Spaniard, the Japanese will be able to take part in the start.
No departure for Alonso?
A problem on Alonso’s Alpine prevented the Spaniard from taking the start. The other single-seaters left for the warm-up lap.
Sainz the fastest in the 2nd free practice session
Spaniard Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) set the fastest time on Saturday for the 2nd free practice session of the Austrian Grand Prix, 11th round of the Formula 1 World Championship, on the Red Bull Ring (4.318 km) in Spielberg . This free practice session precedes the 100 kilometer sprint race, which will start at 4:30 p.m. French time. The top eight in the sprint race also score additional world championship points.
The pressure is rising
The sprint race will start in a few minutes on the Spielberg circuit. Verstappen’s fans are numerous and make the atmosphere in the stands.
Ferrari with an old logo on its single-seaters
To celebrate 90 years of the prancing horse as the emblem of the Scuderia, Ferrari is using one of its old logos for the rest of the weekend in Austria.
Before the Sprint, Sainz the fastest in the second practice session
Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) set the fastest time (1:06.610) in the second free practice session at midday. The Spaniard was ahead of Charles Leclerc (+0.050) and Max Verstappen (+0.168).
The starting grid, Pérez sanctioned
Initially 4th, Sergio Perez (Red Bull) had all his Q3 times canceled after going outside the authorized limits of the track during Q2 as well as his best time in Q2 and was demoted to 13th position.
1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
2. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
3. Carlos Sainz Jr (Ferrari)
4. George Russell (Mercedes)
5. Esteban Ocon (Alpine Renault)
6. Kevin Magnussen (Haas-Ferrari)
7. Mick Schumacher (Haas-Ferrari)
8. Fernando Alonso (Alpine Renault)
9. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
10. Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri-Red Bull)
11. Alexander Albon (Williams-Mercedes)
12. Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo)
13. Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
14. Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri-Red Bull)
15. Lando Norris (McLaren-Mercedes)
16. Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren-Mercedes)
17. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin-Mercedes)
18. Zhou Guanyu (Alfa Romeo)
19. Nicholas Latifi (Williams-Mercedes)
20. Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin-Mercedes)
Welcome, the Sprint starts at 4:30 p.m.
Hello everyone, welcome to this RMC Sport live to follow the Austrian Grand Prix Sprint race on the Red Bull Ring track. The departure is scheduled for this Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Max Verstappen is on pole, ahead of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.
This is the second Sprint of the season. As a reminder, this race lasts about thirty minutes, for a length of about 100 kilometers. The classification will determine the starting grid for the Grand Prix scheduled for Sunday (3:00 p.m.).