Mercedes Wind in Austria

The second race of Formula 1, held in Austria, was completed by Styrian Grand Prix, the last champion, Lewis Hamilton, in first place. British pilot’s teammate Valtteri Bottas finished second.

Lewis Hamilton, the 6 world champion who started the race in the pole position, saw the checkered flag in the first place by succeeding in maintaining his advantage except pit stops. With this victory, he achieved his 85th victory in his British pilot career. British pilot, Michael, who still holds the record with 91 victories in this field.
He is one step closer to Schumacher. Hamilton, who wants to break the record of 7 world champions Michael Schumacher, has reduced his difference with his teammate Bottas in general ranking to 6 points.

Valtteri Bottas, who finished the first race of the season as the Austrian Grand Prix, was the second driver of Mercedes, who showed off the show, and finished the race second in 13.7 seconds behind Hamilton.

3rd place on the podium was Max Verstappen from Red Bull, who passed to Bottas in the last rounds. Another driver of Red Bull, Alexander Albon finished 4th. After both pilots were out of the race due to engine problems in the first race, Red Bull managed to gain significant points for the ranking of the teams in this race.

In Ferrari, which had a bad start to the season, Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel clashed in the first round. Trying to pass his teammate on the 3rd bend, Leclerc hit the German pilot. While Vettel had to stay out of the race, although Leclerc wanted to continue the race with a pit stop, he had to say goodbye to the race in the 4th round.

Charles Leclerc apologized to his social media account and declared that he disappointed himself and his team, taking responsibility for the collision with Vettel on Sunday.

Top 5 Pilot Rankings after the 2nd race:

  1. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) – 43 Points
  2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) – 37 Points
  3. Lando Norris (McLaren) – 26 Points
  4. Charles Leclers (Ferrari) – 18 Points
  5. Sergio Perez (Racing Point) – 16 Points