Tuesday , 23 July 2024
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2017 Austrian GP Post-Race Stats

While the Austrian GP yesterday wasn’t the best race around (particularly after the completely bonkers Azerbaijan GP two weeks prior) it was a good race and went right down to the final lap.

Hamilton got off to a bad start, taking a gearbox penalty, confirming he would not take pole and would not be able to match Schumacher’s pole record at his home GP. But while Hamilton couldn’t take pole because of the penalty (and then only qualified in third), Bottas stepped up, taking pole and leading all but two laps of the race. Valtteri Bottas won the race by just six tenths of a second over Sebastian Vettel.

Daniel Ricciardo took third place home, just six seconds off the lead with Hamilton 1.4 seconds behind him, though it was much closer in the laps before. While not a great race for Hamilton due to his grid drop he did take the fastest lap of the race, setting a new lap record for the Red Bull Ring in the process.

The Williams duo of Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll had an awful qualifying and were both out of Q1, but they had a fantastic start amidst the chaos caused by Daniil Kvyat and were both running in the points by lap five. Max Verstappen’s horrific luck continued in Austria, having now retired in five races so far this season.

Not a single change at all in the Constructors’ Championship, so nothing to say here at all!

Only a handful of changes, Perez moved up ahead of Verstappen, Stroll above Hulkenberg and Grosjean ahead of his teammate Magnussen. You may also notice I’ve now changed the colours to match those used on the FIA lap charts, should be easier to identify drivers/teams now, though I’m not sure why they decided to use green for Williams and grey for McLaren.

Pos Driver Team Nation Points Laps Fastest Lap Grid
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes FIN 25 71 01:07.847 1
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari GER 18 71 01:07.496 2
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull AUS 15 71 01:07.442 4
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes GBR 12 71 01:07.411 8
5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari FIN 10 71 01:07.486 3
6 Romain Grosjean Haas FRA 8 71 01:08.590 6
7 Sergio Perez Force India MEX 6 70 01:08.470 7
8 Esteban Ocon Force India FRA 4 70 01:08.659 9
9 Felipe Massa Williams BRA 2 70 01:08.419 17
10 Lance Stroll Williams CAN 1 70 01:08.777 18
11 Jolyon Palmer Renault GBR 0 70 01:08.652 16
12 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren BEL 0 70 01:08.422 13
13 Nico Hulkenberg Renault GER 0 70 01:09.043 11
14 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber GER 0 70 01:09.241 PL
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber SWE 0 69 01:09.284 19
16 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso RUS 0 68 01:08.061 14
RET Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso ESP 44 01:09.150 10
RET Kevin Magnussen Haas DEN 29 01:10.402 15
RET Fernando Alonso McLaren ESP 1 12
RET Max Verstappen Red Bull NED 0 5


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