Formula 1 in live stream: see Austrian Grand Prix live on the internet
Tear the Mercedes series? Will Sebastian Vettel's team-mate achieve the first Formula 1 victory? After the boring part of Le Castellet, the Grand Prix of Austria actually offers enough material for a PS thriller. Alone, because championship leader Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes and his German challenger Vettel in the Ferrari have to make up for a win at the Red Bull Ring places. There is a lot to be aware of this Sunday (3:10 pm) at the ninth race of the motorsport class.
Grand Prix of Austria: Leclerc starts from pole position
In Bahrain, the 21-year-old Monegasse started for the first time in his young Formula One career from pole position. He did not win the race. His Ferrari lost dramatically at the end of the Desert Grand Prix. Leclerc finished third. This time, he wants to turn grid position one into his first Formula 1 victory. "Our race pace was strong, I'm confident we can do a good job," said Leclerc.
Hamilton slipped to fourth place due to a penalty for second place in qualifying. In addition to Leclerc Max Verstappen start at home game of his Red Bull team and Hamilton's stable rival Valtteri Bottas from better positions. Vettel has to make up even more: only starting rank nine. The defect in the car in the qualification should not be a problem anymore, he said on Saturday.
Verstappen, Bottas and Hamilton have something in common this time. All three will have the medium tires on their cars when the red lights go out. The rest immediately around it, including polesetter Leclerc, will start with the soft tires. Means: The Monegasse should actually be faster at first. In training, the red racing cars from Ferrari got along better with the softer blends. The more durable rubbers have the riders on the front ranks two, three and four on it.
There is also heat in Styria. That should also influence the tires and their endurance. In addition, the wind in the valley sometimes blows properly. Gusts, which among other things Verstappen and Bottas on Friday in training off the track and let crack in the Radstapel and had also caused problems Vettel. Blow the flags, be careful.