Figures after Austrian GP | Red Bull phenomenal, Mercedes disappointing

05-07-2021 17:09 | Updated: 05-07-2021 17:19
by GPblog.com
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Figures after Austrian GP | Red Bull phenomenal, Mercedes disappointing

The double header in Austria is now over. Whilst Max Verstappen conducted excellent business by winning both races, Lewis Hamilton will have started to worry by now. These are the grades each teams are getting on their reports!

Mercedes - 7

Hamilton may have been hoping to spring a surprise after Verstappen's dominant victory in the Styrian Grand Prix, but the Englishman was ultimately unable to do so. Problems with his car prevented him from finishing in the top three. Valtteri Bottas did a lot better, finishing second. Overall, 30 points for the team is still a decent haul.

Red Bull Racing - 9

Verstappen once again showed his talent in Austria. The Dutchman increased his lead in the world championship to 32 points, and looked imperious throughout. Sergio Pérez didn't perform as well due to several incidents, but might be satisfied with a sixth position given the circumstances.

McLaren - 8

Lando Norris surprised in Saturday afternoon's qualifying with a time only 0.048 seconds off pole, which allowed him to start the race just behind Verstappen. Although he first had to accept that the Mercedes were quicker, Hamilton's late damage ensured he could overtake his fellow Brit, and secure his third podium finish of the season. Daniel Ricciardo struggled in qualifying, but rose through the field and ended up in seventh place.

Aston Martin - 5

Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll fared significantly less well in Austria. The German collided hard with Kimi Räikkönen on the last lap, failing to cross the finish line. Lance Stroll finished eighth last week, but was unable to secure a point at the Austrian GP.

Alpine - 5

The Alpine team suffered a disappointment in the opening stages of the race when Esteban Ocon retired. It came after a Q1 exit for the Frenchman, whilst Fernando Alonso went out in Q2 after being blocked by Vettel. The Spaniard fought for the final point with George Russell in the closing stages of the race, with Alonso coming out on top.

Ferrari - 7

Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc had to start the race in 10th and 12th place, but fought back to finish well. Whilst the Spanish driver was fifth, Leclerc had to settle for eighth. Ferrari didn't have an easy race, but they did get the best out of the car.

AlphaTauri - 6

Whilst Yuki Tsunoda managed a point at the Styrian GP, Pierre Gasly helped the team to points a week later. The Frenchman scored an excellent ninth place, while Tsunoda finished outside the points in 12th.

Alfa Romeo - 6

Räikkönen and Giovinazzi have both scored just one point for Alfa Romeo this season. In Austria, both drivers proved unable to surprise and the duo barely stood out with 14th and 15th place finishes. Räikkönen also caused a collision with Vettel just before the finish line.

Haas F1 - 5

It's becoming a habit for Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin to finish together at the back of the grid. This was again the case in Austria. While Schumacher finished in 18th place, Mazepin came last.

Williams - 6

Nicholas Latifi and Russell are still without points as well, but the Englishman was close once again in Austria. Russell even looked like scoring a point, but Alonso caused a big disappointment for the driver who is desperate for a shot at the second Mercedes seat.

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