Styrian Grand Prix LIVE: latest updates and start time preparation with Max Verstappen on pole
Posted On June 27, 2021
Max Verstappen starts from pole position for today’s Styrian Grand Prix and will look to secure back-to-back wins after beating title rival Lewis Hamilton in Austria. The Red Bull driver won the French Grand Prix last weekend to take a 12 point lead over the defending champion in the drivers’ standings, before clinching a second pole position in a week thanks to a solid performance on Saturday.
The Dutchman finished 0.194 seconds ahead of Valtteri Bottas to clinch pole position, but the Mercedes driver was demoted to fifth after his spin in the pit lane on Friday. This means Hamilton starts behind Verstappen in first place for the second week in a row, as the title race continues to deliver in an extremely unpredictable season. Hamilton said after qualifying that he hopes for rain on Sunday, on what is Red Bull’s home track.
“Well done to Max. They were so quick this weekend. It wasn’t the best of the sessions, but we are in the front row,” said Hamilton. “I did everything I could and I’m heading into tomorrow’s race for the fight. Max has had a quarter of a second on us all weekend so it will be interesting to see if we can handle it. I don’t think we have the raw pace for it. Pass them. I’m going in the race to fight and I’ll give it my all. Maybe we’ll have a surprise. Maybe it will rain. ” Follow all the preparation and race updates ahead of the Styrian Grand Prix this afternoon.
Styrian F1 Grand Prix: How to watch today’s race
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However, if you are unable to watch the event, we will provide live updates throughout the grand prize. Just stay on this page.
Until the action starts at 2 p.m. BST, we’ll keep you posted on all the build-up.
Alex PattleJune 27, 2021 1:07 PM
Styrian F1 Grand Prix: T-less one hour
We are exactly one hour from the start of the race.
Last year’s Styrian Grand Prix saw Lewis Hamilton win en route to his record-breaking seventh world championship, while Valtteri Bottas finished second and Max Verstappen third.
It was Hamilton who started on pole last year; this time it’s Verstappen. Can the Dutch-Belgian do what his British rival did in 2020 and convert pole position into a victory in Austria?
Does Bottas want to spoil the party?
Alex PattleJune 27, 2021 1:03 PM
Styrian F1 Grand Prix: How did qualifying go?
Max Verstappen clinched his second pole position in a week after storming ahead for today’s Styrian Grand Prix
The championship leader finished 0.194 seconds ahead of Valtteri Bottas with rival Lewis Hamilton in third.
However, Hamilton will be promoted to No. 1 with Bottas dragged to fifth after being penalized for his bizarre pit lane lap on Friday.
Here’s how yesterday’s qualifiers went:
Alex PattleJune 27, 2021 12:37
Styrian F1 Grand Prix: Welcome!
Welcome to our live coverage of this afternoon’s Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix!
The race is scheduled to start around 2pm BST, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen starting from pole position in Austria.
We’ll cover you with all the preparation, then live updates from the race, plus all the feedback afterwards.