F1 2023 Austrian Grand Prix – Sprint Race results

    Max Verstappen took yet another F1 Sprint victory at the Red Bull Ring


    Max Verstappen eased to victory in an entertaining 2023 Austrian Grand Prix sprint race, as Nico Hulkenberg was cruelly denied a first podium in Formula 1 by Sergio Perez and Carlos Sainz.

    After the uneventful 2022 Austrian GP sprint, this was a fantastic 24 laps of action that started in the wet but finished on a drying track with runners on intermediate and dry tyres.

    It was a dramatic start as Perez jumped his teammate and then forced Verstappen onto the grass on the exit of the first corner, but Verstappen got payback up at turn three.

    Diving up the inside Verstappen ran very wide up to the edge of the track blocking his teammate’s path and bringing the cars behind almost to a standstill.

    But after getting away with that manoeuvre, Verstappen was untroubled for the rest of the race and won by over 20 seconds from Perez.

    Hulkenberg had overtaken Perez in the confusion and ran second for half of the race, but after the Red Bull retook the position Hulkenberg plummeted down the order.

    The Mercedes had a fantastic start after lining up 15th and 18th on the grid, but were bogged down until George Russell broke the race wide open as the first driver to pit for slick tyres on the drying track.

    That caused a chaotic last few laps with most drivers outside the points switching to slicks and a plethora of overtakes as they bore down on the intermediate runners while struggling for grip and tyre temperature.

    Lance Stroll leads Aston Martin teammate Fernando Alonso at the 2023 Austrian GP sprint race | Aston Martin F1 Team

    F1 2023 Austrian GP – Sprint Race Results

    1Max VerstappenRed Bull30:26.730
    2Sergio PerezRed Bull+21.048
    3Carlos SainzFerrari+23.088
    4Lance StrollAston Martin+29.703
    5Fernando AlonsoAston Martin+30.109
    6Nico HulkenbergHaas+31.297
    7Esteban OconAlpine+36.602
    8George RussellMercedes+36.611
    9Lando NorrisMcLaren+38.608
    10Lewis HamiltonMercedes+46.375
    11Oscar PiastriMcLaren+49.807
    12Charles LeclercFerrari+50.789
    13Alex AlbonWilliams+52.848
    14Kevin MagnussenHaas+56.593
    15Pierre GaslyAlpine+57.652
    16Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri+64.882
    17Nyck de VriesAlphaTauri+65.617
    18Logan SargeantWilliams+66.059
    19Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo+70.825
    20Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo+76.435


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