F1 Austrian Grand Prix LIVE RESULTS: Verstappen leads in early laps, Norris in second – stream, TV, latest updates

F1 Austrian Grand Prix LIVE RESULTS: Verstappen leads in early laps, Norris in second – stream, TV, latest updates

IT'S lights out at the Red Bull Ring with the Austrian Grand Prix underway.

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  • Ben Hunt

    UGH-OH – STEWARDS LOOKING AT NORRIS VRS PEREZ

    Looked a fair fight but, about 10 laps too late, the stewards are now looking at the incident.

  • Ben Hunt

    PEREZ IN PAIN

    He is down in 10th place. Christian Horner says he sees Perez's duel with Lando Norris as a racing incident.

  • Ben Hunt

    PENALTY FOR GIOVINAZZI

    The Alfa Romeo man has a five-second penalty for overtaking before the Safety Car line. A poor mistake.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 5

    It is now Verstappen, Norris, Hamilton. What a restart for the two British drivers.

  • Ben Hunt

    SAFETY CAR IN THIS LAP

    The racing resumes on Lap 4. Verstappen is backing up the field.

    Fantastic restart, as Perez slugs it out with Norris. The Brit gets his elbows out and the Mexican goes wide into the gravel. He drops to 10th.

    That was fantastic stuff.

  • Ben Hunt

    LAP 2 – RUNNING ORDER

    Verstappen, Norris, Perez, Hamilton, Bottas, Gasly, Tusnoda, Stroll, Vettel.

  • Ben Hunt

    SAFETY CAR – OCON IS OUT

    The Alpine driver is out of this race after being clipped by Antonio Giovinazzi. A poor weekend for the Frenchman.

  • Ben Hunt

    GREEN LIGHT – THE AUSTRIAN GP IS GO

    A great start from Norris who stays a ahead of Perez. Verstappen cuts across in front of the McLaren to keep P1.

    Hamilton squeezes past Bottas and put Perez under pressure.

  • Ben Hunt

    FORMATION LAP

    All cars are on their way to their grid slots. A mix of medium and soft tyres across the grid. Could be some mixed strategies today.

  • Ben Hunt

    CAN MAX MAKE IT A HAT-TRICK OF WINS?

    Or will Norris get his maiden win? Perez also in with a shout.

  • Ben Hunt

    INTERESTING ANTHEM RENDITION

    The Austrian anthem was entertaining…

  • Ben Hunt

    HUGE DUTCH PRESENCE

    Lots of Max Verstappen fans at the Red Bull Ring.

  • Ben Hunt

    RUSSELL IS NOT HAPPY WITH HIS WILLIAMS

    He qualified in 10th place. The team's best since 2018…but, he is reporting a problem on his way to the grid.

  • Ben Hunt

    20 MINUTES UNTIL LIGHTS OUT

    Final preparations underway in Austria. Remember, Hamilton yesterday ruled out his chances of winning this race.

    But let's see. Strategy is going to be key and it is going to be interesting to see how Lando Norris gets on. The Brit starts in second place.

  • Joshua Mbu

    TOTO SPEAKS

    Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has said that Lewis Hamilton's No2 will be decided in the coming months.

    Hamilton signed a new two-year deal yesterday.

    But with Bottas underperforming, Mercedes could look for a new No2 to back the seven-time world champ up.

    Wolff said: "Today is about Lewis and having that contract out of the way.

    "We always said we wanted to give it the next few races to gain more clarity.

    "[We are] also happy Valtteri’s racing in Austria in my opinion was really good and he needs to consolidate that. He’s a known factor.

    “In the same way we know the strengths and weaknesses of George, and that decision is going to be made during the summer.

    “First [we will have] discussions with George and Valtteri and then hopefully we are sorted before the end of the season.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    JULY 4

    Will Verstappen make it three wins in a row today?

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  • Joshua Mbu

    'SOMETHING EXTRA IN THEIR BAG'

    Lewis Hamilton believes that Red Bull has "something extra in their bag", as they're proving hard to beat this season.

    The seven-time F1 champion said: "They’ve definitely got something extra in their bag, I already know that.

    "But I think we’ve made some small progress today, but I think they still have the two-tenths or maybe it’s a tenth and a half, something like that.

    "We’ve definitely made some small steps forward, but not enough to close the two-tenths.

    "But over a single lap, that felt OK, it felt pretty good, and I just expect them to turn up a little bit more tomorrow."

  • Joshua Mbu

    STARTING GRID

    Red Bull are looking incredibly hard to beat this season, with Verstappen starting in pole position and Perez in third.

    Norris put in a top performance in qualifying to earn p3.

    And seven-time F1 world champion Hamilton is down in p4, to everyone's surprise.

    Bottas, much like last week, needs to put in a good performance. He's under a lot of pressure to perform.

  • Joshua Mbu

    HAM ON TOP

    Lewis Hamilton is the greatest F1 driver of all-time, according to SunSport's Ben Hunt!

    Hamilton is a seven-time F1 world champion, level with Michael Schumacher.

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  • Joshua Mbu

    LANDO

    Lando Norris JUST missed out on toppling Max Verstappen during qualifying!

  • Ben Hunt

    PEREZ ADDS TO RED BULL'S SUCCESS

    It is shaping up to be a happy home race for the Red Bull team.

  • Ben Hunt

    LANDO HOPE

    The Brit was all smiles after taking P2 in Austria.

  • Ben Hunt

    VERSTAPPEN STRIVING FOR PERFECTION

    The Dutchman insists he had more in the tank.

  • Ben Hunt

    HUGE EFFORT FROM NORRIS

    His best ever qualifying.

  • Ben Hunt

    VERSTAPPEN IS ON POLE

    Norris is second. Perez in third.

    Hamilton fourth and Bottas fifth.

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