Max Verstappen, with his late, overtake in the Austrian GP was able to claim the shocking win over Charles Leclerc at the Red Bull Ring.
The pass over Ferrari by Max Verstappen was placed under review by the stewards when the two cars briefly made a contact at the Turn Three as two laps were left to go. However, no further action was taken on this review.
Dutchman already had a bad start of the race where he fell from and place to 7th as he made passes on both Valtteri Bottas and Sebastian Vettel in the hunt for Ferrari.
Verstappen, as he was celebrating his first win of 2019 as well his 2nd win on at the Red Bull homering, said, “It is hard racing otherwise all of us would need to stay at home. If these kinds of things are not allowed in racing then what is the point in Formula 1.”
As for the 2nd ranked Leclerc, his view was different to the race results as he said, “I will let the stewards deiced the final thing but for me from my car, everything was clear. I do not know as to how it looked form outside but we will see.”
This was said by Leclerc before stewards cleared Verstappen.
As for the champion Lewis Hamilton, he only finished at 5th place after getting to a really bad start where his car sustained damage on the forint and also struggled for control on his car.
During the closing stages, Sebastian Vettel overtook Hamilton to a score that was far worst for his career by far.
As for the third place, it went to Valtteri Bottas as he now has a title lead of 31 points over Hamilton and will now move to British GP that will take palace after 2 weeks.
Top 10 of the Austrian GP
1. Max Verstappen, Red Bull
2. Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
3. Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes
4. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari
5. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
6. Lando Norris, McLaren
7. Pierre Gasly, Red Bull
8. Carlos Sainz, McLaren
9. Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo
10. Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo