Daniel Ricciardo was left feeling “really low” after the Styrian GP, but the second race at the Red Bull Ring “got some enjoyment back” for him
Formula 1’s penalty points scale was approved by teams as recently as last year, race director Michael Masi has said, following criticism of the system at the Austrian Grand Prix.
Out of all the Formula 1 drivers who changed teams for 2021, Carlos Sainz Jnr has adapted most successfully, as two races in Austria demonstrated.
Pierre Gasly believes the decision to use a two-stop strategy for the Austrian Grand Prix cost AlphaTauri a stronger result than his eventual ninth place
Lewis Hamilton doubts the upgrade Mercedes has planned for the next round of the world championship will be enough to close the gap to Red Bull.
Alfa Romeo says their qualifying gains are enough to challenge many of the midfield teams, but are struggling to contain the threat of Williams’ George Russell.
Fernando Alonso says he lost out at the start of the race for the second weekend in a row because he obeyed track limits.
Formula 1 will have the same problem football has with players diving for a penalty if it hands out penalties too readily, warns Red Bull’s team principal Christian Horner.
Lando Norris criticised Formula 1’s penalty points system after his controversial sanction in the Austrian Grand Prix put him close to an automatic ban.
Mercedes estimate the damage Lewis Hamilton’s car sustained during yesterday’s Austrian Grand Prix cost him as much as seven tenths of a second per lap.
Max Verstappen dominated the Austrian Grand Prix as Lando Norris, rather than Sergio Perez, proved the biggest obstacle to Mercedes.
Both sides in the Lando Norris-Sergio Perez clash criticised the McLaren driver’s penalty, but race director Michael Masi backed the stewards’ call.
Kimi Raikkonen has had 20 seconds added to his race time for his last lap clash with Sebastian Vettel, while Nikita Mazepin and Nicholas Latifi had 30-second penalties.
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says their race pace was much better in the second round at the Red Bull Ring than the first.
Red Bull brought Max Verstappen in for an extra pit stop during the Austrian Grand Prix as they wanted to minimise the risk of an unexpected tyre failure.
George Russell downplayed any disappointment at failing to score in the Austrian Grand Prix, saying “you get what you deserve”.
Five drivers who scored points in the Austrian Grand Prix are under investigation for various incidents, along with six of their rivals.
Lewis Hamilton says he “would have been an easy second” in the Austrian GP were it not for car damage, but doesn’t know how it occurred
Sergio Perez said he was “very sorry” to Charles Leclerc for forcing him off the track, but Lando Norris branded Perez’s move with him “stupid”.
Lando Norris is two penalty points away from an automatic ban following his incident with Sergio Perez. The Red Bull driver is now on a total of eight.