1 July 2018
Five and a half hours after the race
The Austrian Grand Prix made a gripping race - if you are not a Mercedes fan. The Mercedes team looked to have everything under control after qualifying, and in the early laps Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas ran 1-2 at the front of the field. And then Bottas suffered an hydraulic failure and pulled off beside the track. This led to a Virtual Safety Car and all the major runners apart from Hamilton pitted. The caution period was finished rapidly and Lewis found himself in a mess, with tyres that were losing performance. In the end he had to pit and dropped to fourth. He charged back but was too far behind to make up the gap. In the end the tyres needed changing again and although he stayed fourth, his challenge was gone. Up front Max Verstappen had taken the lead with Lewis pitted and he managed his tyres carefully as he was hunted down by the two Ferraris. With Mercedes scoring nothing, Ferrari moved ahead in the Constructors' Championship and Vettel moved back to the top of the Drivers' race. It wasa good day for Haas with fourth and fifth, for Force India in sixth and seventh and for Sauber in ninth and 10th. In the middle was Fernando Alonso who drove a fine race from the pitlane to finish eighth. The tens of thousands of Dutch fans went crazy...
- We talk toKevin Magnussen
- We look at the Red Bull Honda deal
- We report on Porsche's new lap record at the old Nürburgring
- We remember one of the forgotten titans of the 1930s: Rudolf Hasse - JS compares the French and Austrian GPs - DT gives Dietrich Mateschitz a vote of confidence
- Peter Nygaard and his team capture the beauty of the Red Bull Ring.
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