Styrian GP, Mercedes win and Ferrari’s collide

Hamilton with an easy win, Ferrari’s collide with each other at the Styrian GP

Lewis Hamilton with a fantastic weekend as he takes home an easy win at the Styrian GP. He started from the pole position and led the whole race. Mercedes teammate Valteri Bottas started from 4th and finished 2nd behind Lewis. Mercedes with a one-two finish yet again.

Max Verstappen started the race at 2nd. As the end approached he had a front wing damage to the right side and no grip in his rear tyres which gave Valteri Bottas a chance of overtaking him. They had quite a battle at the straight, going wheel to wheel. Bottas got him in the next lap and Max finished at 3rd position.

Styrian GP
Wet qualifying at the Styrian GP

The Styrian GP was a big disaster for Ferrari yet again this weekend. However, this one was far worse than last week as Leclerc and Vettel crashed against each other. Vettel had substantial damage to his rear wing which forced a safety car in the first lap of the race. Leclerc had floor damage and both cars had to be retired.

With both Ferrari’s out the race had less thrill than what we expected. The reason being Vettel starting 10th and Leclerc at 16, there would’ve been some racing with them moving up the midfield. Ferrari have been struggling a lot with the pace and have just been unable to compete with Mercedes and Red Bull.

Esteban Ocon who started at 5th from the grid, capitalising an amazing rainy qualifying had to retire due to a techinical fault in the car

George Russell started at 11th from the grid, a career best for the Williams driver. However he went out in the gravel and went down the order finishing second last.

A nail biting last lap for the midfield positions at the Styrian GP. Perez had contact with Albon trying to overtake him. The move was unsuccessful and Perez had damage to his front wing leaving him with a slow pace. Lando Norris fought his way up from 7th to 5th overtaking both the racing point cars. Carlos Sainz started from 3rd in the grid but finished at 9th, taking the extra pint for the fastest lap of the race.