Spaniard Carlos Sainz (Ferrari), who won a smack last Sunday at Silverstone (England), will try to continue his streak in the Austrian Grand Prix, the eleventh place of this weekend’s F1 World Championship – with the knockout format ‘sprint’. ‘- on red bull ring Spielberg: The track owned by the team of Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Sergio Pérez of Mexico, the leaders of the two championships, drivers and producers.
Sainz, 27, at the British Grand Prix last Sunday first win In Formula 1, just one day after signing his first ‘pillar’, it coincided with 150 tests; and on the track that hosted the first race in premier class history in 1950. Then a test in which second ‘Checo’ and seven-time British world champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) was photographed on the podium next to him; and fellow Spaniard Fernando Alonso (Alp) finished fifth.
Silverstone hosted one of the best races of the season, excitingly resolved; and it was red flagged for almost an hour, due to the gruesome accident that saved his life – literally – as soon as the start was made, Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo) is the first Chinese to compete in the F1 World Championship, where he made his debut this season.
As a result of this accident involving several pilots, the Thai also went to the track clinic. Alex Alban (Williams) has received approval from those in charge of the championship on Wednesday to participate in the Grand Prix, which is scheduled for 22 races and will represent the midpoint of the World Championship, which will conclude on November 20 in Abu Dhabi.
Sainz scores his thirty-third Spanish victory in the motorsport honors division, nine years after the other 32’s author, Alonso, signed his last victory ever. Inside montmelo (Barcelona) and at the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix, also for Ferrari, the most successful team in history.
He finished in seventh place despite achieving his worst result of the season. legendary english songVerstappen continues to run the World Cup firmly. With 181 points, he’s 34 more than ‘Checo’ who took the twenty-first podium in F1 at Silverstone and 43 ahead of Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), fourth and third overall last Sunday. Sainz climbed to fourth place in the World Cup with 127 points; and the double Asturian world champion is tenth with 18 units.
Red Bull He is also clearly leading the Constructors World Championship. Additional 328 points, 63 more than Ferrari and winning the last eight team titles with 124 against Mercedes; After a bad start to the season, he slowly started to approach the front rows.
The Red Bull Ring is a circuit. 4,318 meters and the ten corners – seven on the right – where ‘Mad Max’ is starting to solidify by winning the two races he hosted last year – one of which is the Styrian Grand Prix with Spielberg – will eventually get complicated and won’t decide in his favor until the final lap of the final race. the title.
To watch -the shortest fifth in the championship- It has one of the fastest laps, just 70 seconds; On Sunday, a total of 71 turns are expected to complete a 306.4-kilometer route.
But first, in a circuit to be repackaged, mostly dutch Fans, The qualifiers will be held this Friday, hours after the first free practice, in ‘traditional’ fashion, with three rounds that will set the starting table for Saturday’s sprint test.
The discount race, which will determine the starting line-up for the main race, will be held on Saturday – after the second free practice – one-third of the route, i.e. 24 laps and just over a hundred kilometers. A model that was implemented last year and will be implemented again from now on three Grand Prix; because after Emilia-Romagna (in Imola, Italy) and Austria, there will also be ‘sprint’ qualifiers in Brazil. The penultimate day of the year: a week before Abu Dhabi closes.
Besides ordering the grid for the ‘great’ race, sprint qualifiers have the added bonus of splitting points among the top eight. The winner gets eight; second, seven; and so on to the eighth, which will add one.
On dry ground, they will shoot in Spielberg’s Red Bull Ring. tires from the softest range: C3 (hard, recognizable by white stripe), C4 (medium, yellow stripe) and C5 (soft, red). After the race in Austria, there will be two more Grand Prix in Europe before the holiday break in July: those in France, those in Le Castellet on July 24; and Hungary, just a week later at the Hungaroring.