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Verstappen wins pole for the Styrian GP and Pérez in top 4

Max Verstappen got his pass to Q3 with fourth place followed by Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton, all of them securing their time on the medium tires.

During Q2, Sergio Pérez achieved the best time in the final part with a record of 1m04.197s, but mounting the soft tires as well as Lando Norris and Pierre Gasly, second and third of the session.

Verstappen dispelled any doubts about his pace at the start of the fastest 10 round and on soft tires he reached 1m03.841s, beating Hamilton by 0.364 seconds, this while Norris placed third.

Valtteri Bottas led his silver arrow to fourth position in his first outing with a time of 0.470s and outscored Perez by 0.013 seconds.

Hamilton did something unusual in the strategy of the world champion team, an immediate second attempt and although he improved his sectors he barely reduced the difference to 0.226 seconds.

Relive the classification:

With less than two minutes on the clock, the 10 riders took to the circuit to try to improve their time with the Dutchman confident that his previous record would be difficult to beat. Hamilton went to the limits with his Mercedes and paid with the loss of stability in his car preventing him from improving his time.

Bottas advanced to second place with a spin of 1m04.035s for a difference of 0.194 seconds. The Finn will start fifth after his three-position penalty imposed on Friday.

Lando Norris reached the second row with third place followed by Sergio Pérez (1m04.168s), fifth real but fourth due to the suspension of Bottas.

Pierre Gasly, Charles Leclerc, Yuki Tsunoda, Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll the top 10 closed.

The first surprise of the day came in Q1 with the elimination of Esteban Ocon’s Alpine placing 17th behind the Williams of Nicholas latifi.

In the second round of elimination, the exit of Carlos Sainz and the Ferrari in 12th position stood out, followed by Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel. All of them were overtaken by George Russell’s Williams, eleventh on the grid.

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Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF21

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF21

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Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF21

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF21

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George Russell, Williams FW43B

George Russell, Williams FW43B

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Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M

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Nicholas Latifi, Williams FW43B

Nicholas Latifi, Williams FW43B

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Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo Racing C41

Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo Racing C41

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Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo Racing C41

Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo Racing C41

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Lance Stroll, Aston Martin AMR21 sale de pits

Lance Stroll, Aston Martin AMR21 sale de pits

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

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Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT02

Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT02

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Sergio Pérez, Red Bull Racing RB16B

Sergio Pérez, Red Bull Racing RB16B

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Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12

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Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT02, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12

Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT02, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12

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Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M

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Sergio Pérez, Red Bull Racing RB16B

Sergio Pérez, Red Bull Racing RB16B

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Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT02

Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT02

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Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M

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Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT02, Carlos Sainz Jr., Ferrari SF21

Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT02, Carlos Sainz Jr., Ferrari SF21

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Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12

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Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT02

Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT02

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12

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Toto Wolff, Team Principal and CEO of Mercedes AMG

Toto Wolff, Team Principal and CEO of Mercedes AMG

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Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo Racing C41

Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo Racing C41

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George Russell, Williams FW43B

George Russell, Williams FW43B

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Nicholas Latifi, Williams FW43B

Nicholas Latifi, Williams FW43B

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Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren MCL35M

Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren MCL35M

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Carlos Sainz Jr., Ferrari SF21

Carlos Sainz Jr., Ferrari SF21

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Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF21

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF21

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