Thanks to the increase in the number of races in recent years, the fact that they are organized in our country and that they can be accessed from different platforms, the audience of Formula 1 has increased considerably. Formula 1 was also in Austria this weekend.
With the Austrian GP, which is the 11th race of the season, the first half of the 2022 period has been left behind. Although the race was held at Red Bull’s residence, the winner was Leclerc, Red Bull driver Verstappen’s biggest rival on his way to the championship.
Leclerc took the hill
Verstappen, the winner of the sprint stage, started the race from the first pocket and kept his place at the start. Perez, who came into contact with Russell at the beginning of the race, first fell to the last place and then was out of the race. Sainz, who was expected to play an important role in the championship effort and who won the first victory of his profession in the last race, was another name who could not complete the race.
With the close efforts of Magnussen, Norris, Alonso, Mick Schumacher and Zhou, the drivers were frequently warned about the track limits. As it is known, when measuring the runway limits, it is sufficient for a random tire of the vehicles to be above the line that determines the pit limits. Since pilots push these limits, they can exceed the limits from time to time.
While Red Bull pilots complained about the traction and handling of the vehicle from time to time during the race, this may also have caused the performance differences that we did not see in the sprint race yesterday. On the other hand, Ferrari, which both made fast pits and dared to pit during the safety car period, seemed to have succeeded in making the right decisions this time. However, the Italian team also had endurance problems.
The results of the race were as follows:
Max Verstappen (+fastest lap)
Following the first half of the season, the ranking of the drivers is as follows: