Race Notes – Leclerc beats Verstappen to win Austrian GP

Charles Leclerc in the Ferrari won the Austrian Grand Prix over Max Verstappen in Red Bull, by 1.532 seconds. On lap 10 Verstappen and Leclerc battle for the lead, but Verstappen stays in front. On lap 14 Verstappen pits from second for hard tyres and rejoins in eighth. On lap 27 Leclerc pits from the lead for hard tyres and rejoins in third behind Verstappen. At lap 40 Leclerc leads Sainz by 4.3 seconds, followed by Verstappen (21.6s), Hamilton (30.0s), Ocon (44.2s), Schumacher (47.4s), Norris (51.1s), Magnussen (52.8s), Riccciardo (57.3s). On lap 60 the race resunes with Leclerc in the lead, 4 seconds ahead of Verstappen and 31 seconds ahead of Hamilton in third. On lap 70 Leclerc tells the team that “it is so difficult”.

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