Verstappen wins Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix

By Emre Asikci

ISTANBUL (AA) – Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen won the eighth Grand Prix of the 2021 season in Formula 1 held in Austria on Sunday.

The 71-lap Styrian Grand Prix was held at the Red Bull Ring on a track 4.3 kilometers (2.6 miles) long.

Verstappen clinched his 14th career victory to complete the race at 1.22.18, while British driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes came second –35.7 seconds behind — and his team Valtteri Bottas from Finland finished third at 46.9 seconds behind Verstappen.

This year's 9th race will be held at the same circuit, on July 3-4.

2021's top five drivers, constructors

Driver standings

1. Max Verstappen (Netherlands): 156 points

2. Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain): 138

3. Sergio Perez (Mexico): 96

4. Lando Norris (Great Britain): 86

5. Valtteri Bottas (Finland): 74

– Constructor standings

1. Red Bull: 252

2. Mercedes: 212

3. McLaren: 120

4. Ferrari: 108

5. AlphaTauri: 46