Carlos Sainz He lost seven seconds at his first pit stop after one of his wheels caught on one of his mechanics. In a race in which equality was maximum, this incident greatly penalized the man from Madrid, who could have been ninth. As expected, the Mercedes rolled in other rhythms. Lewis Hamilton has led the race from start to finish and Bottas he was second in the Styrian GP. In a favorable circuit for the Red Bull; Verstappen, second for most of the race, finally finished third and Albon It was fourth.
Mercedes, Red Bull and Racing Point are ahead of the rest of the teams. Although Sergio Perez He came out seventeenth, finished sixth behind Lando Norris. StrollFor his part, he finished seventh. Despite this, if he had no problems at his stop when he was fifth, Carlos Sainz had his position protected with respect to the two Racing Points; and also with respect to the Renault of Ricciardo, which has finally been eighth. The bad pit stop made these three drivers overtake the Spanish.
Quick lap for Sainz
Bad luck Carlos Sainz, who later had problems with one of his tires and also with the battery of his car, allowed his teammate Norris to overtake him and climb to fifth place. The Spaniard then opted to enter the pits and seek the fastest lap of the race, something that he achieved and allows him to add one more point in the world championship.
Those who have not scored points today are the Ferrari. Vettel and Leclerc they touched and both were the first two drivers to leave at the Styrian GP. Tenth, in the points area, was Kvyat with his Alpha Tauri.