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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton rebounds with dominant Styria win

The six-time world champion now trails seven-time champion Michael Schumacher by six victories for the all-time record.

Red Bull’s Alexander Albon finished in fourth place, tying his career-best result, after he was spun out of a potential win by Hamilton late in last week’s race in a battle for second.

For the second week in a row, McLaren’s Lando Norris had a sensational final lap, going from seventh to fifth place. Behind him, it was a three-wide finish, featuring Racing Point teammates Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll as well as Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo.

Perez, who started all the way back in 17th place, was slow due after breaking his front wing trying to pass Albon for fourth, but he was able to finish in sixth ahead of Stroll in seventh and Ricciardo in eighth.

McLaren’s Carlos Sainz Jr., who recorded the race’s fastest lap with a new track record, finished in ninth place. AlphaTauri’s Daniil Kvyat rounded out the top 10 in 10th.

The race featured two lead changes, both of which took place due to pit stops. Hamilton led 64 laps while Bottas led the other seven by making his pit stop seven laps later than his teammate.

The race featured one safety car period, which began on the opening lap when Ferrari teammates Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel collided in turn three. The only other driver who failed to finish the race was Renault’s Esteban Ocon. Of the 17 drivers who finished, eight finished on the lead lap.

Here are the full race results of the 2020 Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring.

Race Results
1st – Lewis Hamilton
2nd – Valtteri Bottas
3rd – Max Verstappen
4th – Alexander Albon
5th – Lando Norris
6th – Sergio Perez
7th – Lance Stroll
8th – Daniel Ricciardo
9th – Carlos Sainz Jr.
10th – Daniil Kvyat
11th – Kimi Raikkonen
12th – Kevin Magnussen
13th – Romain Grosjean
14th – Antonio Giovinazzi
15th – Pierre Gasly
16th – George Russell
17th – Nicholas Latifi
18th – Esteban Ocon
19th – Charles Leclerc
20th – Sebastian Vettel

   Source: Beyondtheflag    Image: San Diego Tribune