Max Verstappen wins Styrian GP 2021; beats Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in Austria

The Dutch driver clinched the 14th race win of his career.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 27 June 2021 8:10 pm

The F1 2021 season produced another action-packed race on Sunday as Red Bull's Max Verstappen continued his recent run of form to clinch an emphatic win in Styrian Grand Prix in Austria on Sunday. The Dutch driver was at his absolute best at his team's home track - Red Bull Ring - as he secured his 14th race win of his career. Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas finished second and third respectively to complete the podium in the first race of the double-header in Austria.

Max and Red Bull continue to impress

The win for Max Verstappen ensured that he increased his lead at top of the F1 standings over defending champion Lewis Hamilton who finished behind him at P2. An impressive P4 finish for Sergio Perez also ensured that Red Bull held on to their lead at top of the constructor's standings over 7-time winners Mercedes.

Unfortunate for Gasly and Russell

Pierre Gasly and George Russell were undoubtedly two of the most impressive drivers during Saturday's qualifying as they started the race at P6 and P10 respectively. Unfortunately, things did not turn out the way they would have planned on Sunday. While Alpha Tauri's Gasly had to pull out of the race due to a puncture he suffered on the opening lap, there was a power unit issue on Russel's Williams and he had to pull out of the race on lap 39.

Despite missing out on the opportunity to finish among points, the 23-year-old kept his composure and gave a classy response on radio as he said, "No need to apologise, we're in this together. We go again next week - we'll get those points next week."

Good outing for Ferrari

It was a good day for Ferrari as their duo of Carlos Sainz and Charles Lecrerc finished at 6th and 7th positions respectively just behind McLaren's Lando Norris. Lance Stroll, Fernando Alonso and Yuki Tsunoda completed the top 10.