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F1 Austrian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen’s pole position at risk

F1 Austrian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen is being investigated for a pit incident

F1 Austrian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen’s pole position at risk

Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen blazes to pole position at the Austrian Grand Prix

Last Updated: 11.07 PM, Jun 29, 2024


Max Verstappen, who is gunning for a career fourth consecutive drivers’ championship, had a good start at the Austrian Grand Prix, winning the Sprint Racing and later posting the fastest qualifying time (1m: 04.314 secs) as well to secure pole position for the Grand Prix on June 30. Verstappen beat Lando Norris by four-tenths of a second to ensure his 8th pole position start of the 2024 season. The flying Dutchman, who has won 7 of the 10 races so far, started from the front of the grid in 5 of them.

On June 30, Verstappen will retain his pole position provided he is not penalized by race stewards, having been placed under investigation for driving too slow at the pit exit. As of now, the drivers in the top 10 include Lando Norris, George Russell, Carlos Sainz, Lewis Hamilton, Charles Leclerc, Oscar Piastri, Sergio Perez, Nico Hulkenberg and Esteban Ocon.

The Austrian Grand Prix race will begin at 6.30 pm on June 30 and can be watched live on FanCode. F1 aficionados in India can catch all the action at the Red Bull Ring with OTTplay Premium’s Jhakaas pack. Enjoy 23 OTTs like SonyLIV, Zee5, Fancode, Lionsgateplay & 19 more OTTs and 250+ Live TV Channels at just ₹75. 

Following the Austrian Grand Prix, the 12th race of the season will head to Great Britain. This mid-season event will be held between July 5 and 7. Verstappen, who has won the Austrian Grand Prix four times and is the hot favourite to win the drivers’ championship yet again, is expected to take the chequered flag. He is currently leading the points table with 227 points. Lando Norris is way behind at 156, and has to fight off Charles Leclerc who has 150 points. Red Bull Racing is currently leading the Constructors Championship.

The second half of the 2024 racing calendar kicks off with Hungarian Grand Prix between July 19 and 21. The season will end in December with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix .

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