What does the F1 championship look like after the Austrian Grand Prix?

30-06-2019 16:54
by Nicolás Quarles van Ufford
What does the F1 championship look like after the Austrian Grand Prix?

With the ninth Grand Prix in the books in Austria, that saw Max Verstappen claiming a famous win at his team's home venue, the championship standings have been shaken up again. Here's what it looks like!

After a very dull race in France, we've been treated to what surely is the race of the season so far in Austria. Verstappen, who started in second, dropped down as low as seventh, before the Dutchman selected a different gear and started passing people left and right.

After his pit stop, which came later than the rest of the top five, he passed Lewis Hamilton on the overcut, and later Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas on track. In the dying laps of the race, race leader Charles Leclerc was passed too, albeit with a bit of contact at turn three.

The stewards are looking into it, with Verstappen potentially facing a penalty which could strip him of his victory. 

In midfield, Carlos Sainz put in an amazing shift to go from 19th, where he started because of a grid penalty, to eighth. His teammate Lando Norris secured even more points for the British side as the teenager crossed the line in sixth.

Further down the field, Antonio Giovinazzi finally secured his first-ever point in Formula 1. 

What does all of this do to both standings? Check out the lists below!

Formula 1 drivers' championship standings

Position Driver Team Points
1. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 197
2. Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 166
3.  Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 126
4. Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 123
5. Charles Leclerc Ferrari 105
6.  Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing 43
7. Carlos Sainz McLaren 30
8. Lando Norris McLaren 22
9. Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing 21
10. Daniel Ricciardo Renault 16
11. Nico Hülkenberg Renault 16
12. Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 14
13.  Sergio Pérez Racing Point 13
14.  Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 10
15. Alexander Albon Toro Rosso 7
16.  Lance Stroll Racing Point 6
17. Romain Grosjean Haas F1 2
18.  Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1
19. George Russell Williams 0
20. Robert Kubica Williams 0

Formula 1 constructors' championship standings

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Position Constructor Points
1. Mercedes 363
2. Ferrari 228
3. Red Bull Racing 169
4. McLaren 52
5.  Renault 32
6. Alfa Romeo Racing 22
7.  Racing Point 19
8. Toro Rosso 17
9. Haas F1 16
10. Williams 0


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