Sprint Race Report – Verstappen wins sprint race

Max Verstappen won the Saturday Sprint Race in Austria, to take pole for tomorrow’s Austrian GP. Before the start of the 24 lap sprint race, Verstappen and Leclerc sat on the front row, Sainz and Russell on row 2, Ocon and Magnussen on row 3, Schumacher and Alonso on row 4 and Hamilton and Gasly rounding out the top ten. On lap 3 Verstappen leads Leclerc by two seconds, followed by Sainz, Russell, Ocon, Magnussen, Schumacher, Perez, Bottas, and Hamilton in tenth, passing Albon. On lap 6 Sainz is mounting a challenge on his team mate Leclerc. On lap 9 Perez passes Schumacher, then the next lap passes Magnussen for sixth place. On lap 12 Verstappen leads Leclerc by 2.6 seconds, followed by Sainz, Russell, Perez, Ocon, Magnussen, Schumacher, Hamilton and Bottas in tenth.

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