- Max Verstappen takes dominant win over Lewis Hamilton at Red Bull’s home track
- Verstappen stretches F1 title lead to 18 points, with Hamilton making late second stop for fastest lap bonus
Max Verstappen takes dominant win over Lewis Hamilton in Styrian Grand Prix, Austria.
It is the fourth victory of the season for the Red Bull driver to extend his lead at the top of the championship.
Mercedes pair of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas settled for second and third respectively.
Speaking after the race, Verstappen said:
“Straight away I felt a good balance in the car. It was good to manage the tyres from the start. It felt to the end that I had tyres left.
“We kept on trying to hit our lap times. That worked really well today.
“We have to show it again next week. We’ll look at what we can do better and I’m looking forward to next week.
“It’s looking really good, we just have to keep on going. I’m confident we can do another good job again.”
The win extends Verstappen lead to 18 points ahead of Hamilton in the championship.