Meteorologists at Spielberg predicted that the race for the Grand Prix of Austria would be followed by a rainy time and a mess on the asphalt, but ins
Meteorologists at Spielberg predicted that the race for the Grand Prix of Austria would be followed by a rainy time and a mess on the asphalt, but instead, reality brought us a really peaceful and normal race which excitement brought only in the last laps.
Valtteri Bottas managed to withstand the pressure of Vettel in the last two laps to reach his second victory in the current championship, and in that way he was chosen as the pilot of the day given the fact that he showed ice calm from the beginning to the very end. Vettel again retained the position he chose on yesterday’s qualifications, but still failed to make a step forward and seriously attack Bottas although it came less than half a second.
Like in the battle for the first place, we also saw excitement in the fight for the third in the last two laps, in which Lewis Hamilton still had an unsuccessful attempt to cross the Dani Ricciardo who managed to defend himself by entering the next turn from the inside. This happened in the penultimate circle, and since Hamilton sufficiently wears the tires when braking, there was no chance for another attack in the last two kilometers.
With this outcome, Hamilton lost an additional six points in the overall standings against Vettel, who after the race in Austria now has a 20 points lead over the main rival for the title.
What’s up to the top 10 ranking today, after Hamilton arrived Raikkonen, Grosjean, Perez, Wind, Massa and Stroll.