• Verstappen 2nd, 1.216 secs off Hamilton’s pace
  • Sainz scores best career qualifying result with 3rd
  • Ferrari continue to struggle with Vettel and Leclerc 10th and 11th respectively.

Lewis Hamilton produced a masterful wet weather display on Saturday, storming to pole position in a rain-delayed qualifying session for the Styrian Grand Prix. The Briton lapped the Red Bull Ring, the same venue that hosted last weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix, in 1 min 19.273 secs, beating Max Verstappen by a whopping 1.216 secs.

Carlos Sainz took full advantage of the conditions to take his best Formula 1 qualifying result to date with a 3rd place result for McLaren. Valtteri Bottas, winner from pole last week, was a disappointed 4th.


“Honestly, it was a fantastic lap the last one,” said Hamilton, who trails championship leading team-mate Bottas by 13 points in the overall…

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