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Key talking points from Austrian GP: Unlucky Sainz, Consistent Russell and More

Dev Tyagi Author

Updated - 11 July 2022 11:37 am

There was no roar of the bulls here at the Styrian hills, something that many would’ve expected especially with championship leader Verstappen locking the front row for the Horner-led outfit on Saturday.

As Ferrari delivered a red letter day at the Austrian GP thanks to Charles Leclerc claiming a memorable win, the world championship has perhaps become a closely-contested battle once again.

In doing so, the Scuderia stable have clearly hit back at their arch rivals Red Bull this season and claimed what is now their fourth win of 2022 and their second given Sainz’ brilliant triumph at Silverstone, which occurred just a week ago.

But which moments from the mega 2022 Austrian GP became the talking points of the race?

George Russell’s mega race

For a driver who began his Austrian GP drive from fourth on the grid and ended on P4, Spielberg didn’t turn out to be a disappointment for George Russell at all.

From a Mercedes standpoint, it was certainly Lewis Hamilton’s effort that stood out. The all-time great earned yet another career podium.

But George Russell achieved yet another top five finish this season, his tenth in eleven races, to be precise, which must be hailed.

Moreover, it just goes to show his remarkable point scoring spree despite not having the fastest machine on the grid this season.

But you do truly understand the might of young English driver when you recollect that by lap 20, Russell was down in seventeenth, having suffered as a result of coming to blows with Sergio Perez in the opening lap of the Austrian race.

Hence, the fourth place finish in the end is truly an effort to savor.

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