After the fifth place harvested by Carlos Sainz in the first Grand Prix of the season, and the podium achieved by his teammate Lando Norris, McLaren He is optimistic about the Styrian GP, ​​which will be held again at the Red Bull Ring. It is a favorable circuit for Red bull in which Albon He has set the sixth fastest time in the first free and Verstappen the second. Ahead of this one, Sergio Perez he has achieved the best time. Stroll, companion of the Mexican in Racing Point, has been fifth. Valtteri Bottas, World Cup leader, and Lewis Hamilton They were third and fourth despite riding intermediate tires.

The first of the mortals, after the Mercedes (Racing Point uses a Mercedes engine) and Red Bull, it was Carlos Sainz, seventh. While his partner, Lando Norris, has been fourteenth also with intermediate tires. After the first frees of the Styrian GP, ​​the Spanish already knows that Racing Point and Red Bull will be his rivals in the fight for a podium in which it is assumed that the two Mercedes will be. Ferrari, waiting for the improvements planned for Hungary, it does not seem that he will be a rival. Although both Vettel how Leclerc They have mounted soft tires, they could only be tenth and twelfth respectively.

Behind of Carlos Sainz has been situated Gastly, eighth with Alpha Tauri, and Ricciardo, ninth with his Renault. The other Renault, team for which Fernando Alonso will race next season, that of Or with, has been thirteenth. The Frenchman has lagged behind Leclerc’s Ferrari and ahead of Norris’s McLaren.