Formula 1: Verstappen secures win in Spielberg Sprint

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SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA – JUNE 28: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing fans watch the action during Sprint Qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring on June 28, 2024 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202406280779 // Usage for editorial use only //

An epic battle for the win saw Max Verstappen dual with both McLaren’s Saturday afternoon as the Dutchman converted from pole to add yet another Sprint Race victory to his trophy case. Leading from the start, Verstappen was able to initially hold off a challenge from Lando Norris, but the McLaren driver soon passed for P1 with a bold move, only to see the lead slip back into Verstappen’s hands as the fight for the lead allowed Oscar Piastri to slip by Norris for second place.

HIGHLIGHTS: Catch the action from the Sprint in Austria as Verstappen takes victory from Piastri and Norris

With the top three fighting for supremacy, George Russell continued his strong run in form, leading from Sainz and Hamilton as Charles LeClerc recovered from a 10th place starting spot to finish seventh ahead of Sergio Perez in the final points positions for the race.

The Saturday Sprint win extends Verstappen’s championship lead to 71 points ahead of current title rival Lando Norris as LeClerc sits 3rd in the fight, 6 points behind Norris.

Tune back in for the second qualifying of the weekend as drivers regroup for the Sunday Race qualifying session at 16:00 local time.

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Sprint Qualifying Report – CLICK HERE


DateSessionTime (Local Circuit)
June 28thPractice 112:30 – 13:30
Sprint Qualifying16:30 – 17:14
June 29thSprint Shootout13:30
Qualifying16:00 – 17:00
June 30thRace15:00

Sprint Results:

11Max VerstappenRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT2326:41.3898
281Oscar PiastriMCLAREN MERCEDES234.616s7
34Lando NorrisMCLAREN MERCEDES235.348s6
463George RussellMERCEDES238.354s5
555Carlos SainzFERRARI239.989s4
644Lewis HamiltonMERCEDES2311.207s3
716Charles LeclercFERRARI2313.424s2
811Sergio PerezRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT2317.409s1
920Kevin MagnussenHAAS FERRARI2324.067s0
1018Lance StrollASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES2330.175s0
1131Esteban OconALPINE RENAULT2330.839s0
1210Pierre GaslyALPINE RENAULT2331.308s0
1322Yuki TsunodaRB HONDA RBPT2335.452s0
143Daniel RicciardoRB HONDA RBPT2339.397s0
1514Fernando AlonsoASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES2343.155s0
162Logan SargeantWILLIAMS MERCEDES2344.076s0
1723Alexander AlbonWILLIAMS MERCEDES2344.673s0
1877Valtteri BottasKICK SAUBER FERRARI2346.511s0
1927Nico HulkenbergHAAS FERRARI2348.423s0
2024Zhou GuanyuKICK SAUBER FERRARI2353.143s0