Red Bull’s Max Verstappen claimed a lights to flag victory at the 2022 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix Sprint Race. Ferrari pair Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz finished second and third with the Ferrari drivers trading places during the race’s opening stages with Leclerc eventually prevailing.

Mercedes’ George Russell was fourth with Red Bull’s Sergio Perez putting in the performance of the day moving up from his 13th place starting place to finish sixth.

Haas’ Kevin Magnussen and Lewis Hamilton rounded out the top eight and claimed the final points-scoring positions.

Verstappen will start tomorrow’s Austrian Grand Prix from pole with the top four maintaining their qualifying positions.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action during the sprint race for the Austrian GP REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

F1 2022 Austrian GP Full Sprint Race Results

1Max VerstappenRed Bull26.30.059
2Charles LeclercFerrari+1.675
3Carlos SainzFerrari+5.664
4George RussellMercedes+13.429
5Sergio PerezRed Bull+18.302
6Esteban OconAlpine +31.032
7Kevin MagnussenHaas+34.539
8Lewis HamiltonMercedes+35.447
9Mick SchumacherHaas+37.163
10Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo+37.557
11Lando NorrisMcLaren+38.580
12Daniel RicciardoMcLaren+39.738
13Lance Stroll Aston Martin +48.241
14Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo +50.753
15Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +52.125
16Alex Albon*Williams+52.412
17Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri+54.556
18Nicholas LatifiWilliams+68.694
19Sebastian VettelAston MartinDNF
20 Fernando AlonsoAlpineDNS

*Alex Albon was handed a five-second time penalty for forcing McLaren’s Lando Norris off the track