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The 2018 Austrian Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 Eyetime Großer Preis von Österreich 2018)[1] was the ninth race of the 2018 Formula One season, and the thirty-second time the Austrian Grand Prix was held on the Formula One calendar. It was held between 29 June and 1 July 2018.

In qualifying, Valtteri Bottas took his first pole position of the season, slightly faster than Lewis Hamilton's, which was only enough to put Hamilton on the front row alongside his teammate. Sebastian Vettel qualified third for the second race in a row, although he was penalised three places for impeding Carlos Sainz, Jr., thus putting Vettel's teammate Kimi Räikkönen third on the grid.

In the race, Bottas got squeezed in between Hamilton and Räikkönen, and fell behind them and Max Verstappen at the first corner, although he got back past Verstappen and Räikkönen after Turn 3, and Verstappen overtook Räikkönen at Turn 8. When the virtual safety car was deployed on lap 14 after Bottas pulled off the track with a gearbox issue, the drivers of both Red Bull and Ferrari took the opportunity to pit while Hamilton stayed out. The lead was then given to Verstappen after Hamilton pitted at the end of lap 25. As Räikkönen closed the gap to Verstappen later in the race, Daniel Ricciardo retired with the loss of gear sync on lap 54, then Hamilton suffered a loss of fuel pressure on lap 63. Verstappen went on to take his first victory of the season, also his fourth win overall. Räikkönen finished in second place ahead of his teammate Vettel, who retook the lead of the Drivers' Championship by just one point ahead of Hamilton. With both Bottas and Hamilton out of the race, Ferrari took the lead of the Constructors' Championship by ten points ahead of Mercedes.



BackgroundEdit

A third DRS zone was added, going along the straight from Turn 1 to Turn 3.[2]

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes W09 EQ Power+ Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes W09 EQ Power+ Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF71H Ferrari 062 EVO P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF71H Ferrari 062 EVO P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB14 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB14 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM11 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
31 France Esteban Ocon India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM11 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW41 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW41 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault Sport Formula One Team Renault R.S.18 Renault R.E.18 P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault Sport Formula One Team Renault R.S.18 Renault R.E.18 P
28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Toro Rosso STR13 Honda RA618H P
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Toro Rosso STR13 Honda RA618H P
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-18 Ferrari 062 EVO P
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-18 Ferrari 062 EVO P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL33 Renault R.E.18 P
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL33 Renault R.E.18 P
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Sauber C37 Ferrari 062 EVO P
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Sauber C37 Ferrari 062 EVO P
Free Practice 1 only
40 Poland Robert Kubica United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW41 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
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Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

NoDriverTeamFP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:06.698 18 1:05.930 10 1:05.837 18
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:05.483 5 1:05.031 4 1:04.891 6
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:05.180 4 1:04.815 3 1:04.070 1
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:05.776 6 1:05.265 6 1:04.470 4
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 1:06.028 7 1:05.429 7 1:04.916 7
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:06.400 11 1:06.199 14 1:05.699 16
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1:06.394 10 1:05.758 9 1:05.264 12
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 1:06.455 14 1:06.354 18 1:05.502 15
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:06.612 17 1:06.429 19 1:05.448 14
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:06.215 9 1:06.096 12 1:05.219 10
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:06.567 16 1:06.626 20 1:06.029 19
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 1:06.404 12 1:05.559 8 1:05.013 8
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 1:06.479 15 1:06.273 15 1:05.228 11
28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1:06.871 19 1:06.332 17 1:05.705 17
31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes 1:06.055 8 1:06.133 13 1:05.444 13
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:05.072 3 1:05.125 5 1:04.791 5
35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes DNP 1:06.326 16 1:06.318 20
40 Poland Robert Kubica United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:07.424 20 DNP DNP
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:04.839 1 1:04.579 1 1:04.099 2
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 1:06.427 13 1:05.999 11 1:05.086 9
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 1:04.966 2 1:04.755 2 1:04.204 3
Source: [3][4][5]

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 21:04.175 31:03.756 11:03.130 1
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 11:04.080 21:03.577 21:03.149 2
3 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 61:04.347 11:03.544 31:03.464 6*
4 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 31:04.234 41:03.975 41:03.660 3
5 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 51:04.273 51:04.001 51:03.840 4
6 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 41:04.242 61:04.059 61:03.892 5
7 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 81:04.723 81:04.403 71:03.996 7
8 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 71:04.460 71:04.291 81:04.051 8
9 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 101:04.948 91:04.561 91:04.725 9
10 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 91:04.864 101:04.676 101:05.019 10
11 31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes 141:05.148 111:04.845 11
12 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 131:05.011 121:04.874 12
13 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 121:04.967 131:04.979 17
14 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 111:04.965 141:05.058 PL
15 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 151:05.264 151:05.286 13
16 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 161:05.271 14
17 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 171:05.279 15
18 35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 181:05.322 16
19 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 191:05.366 19§
20 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 201:05.479 18
107% time: 1:08.565
Source: [6]
  • * Vettel was given a three-place grid penalty for impeding Sainz during Q2.[6]
  • Leclerc was given a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.[6]
  • Alonso had to start from the pit lane due to the use of a different front wing and his third MGU-K.[7]
  • § Hartley was given a 35-place grid penalty for using his fifth internal combustion engine, MGU-H and turbocharger, and his fourth MGU-K, energy store and control electronics.[7]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Valtteri Bottas 2
______________ Lewis Hamilton
Row 2 3 ______________
Kimi Raikkonen 4
______________ Max Verstappen
Row 3 5 ______________
Romain Grosjean 6
______________ Sebastian Vettel*
Row 4 7 ______________
Daniel Ricciardo 8
______________ Kevin Magnussen
Row 5 9 ______________
Carlos Sainz, Jr. 10
______________ Nico Hulkenberg
Row 6 11 ______________
Esteban Ocon 12
______________ Pierre Gasly
Row 7 13 ______________
Lance Stroll 14
______________ Stoffel Vandoorne
Row 8 15 ______________
Sergio Perez 16
______________ Sergey Sirotkin
Row 9 17 ______________
Charles Leclerc 18
______________ Marcus Ericsson
Row 10 19 ______________
Brendon Hartley 20
______________ Fernando Alonso§

Source

  • * Vettel was given a three-place grid penalty for impeding Sainz during Q2.[6]
  • Leclerc was given a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.[6]
  • Hartley was given a 35-place grid penalty for using his fifth internal combustion engine, MGU-H and turbocharger, and his fourth MGU-K, energy store and control electronics.[7]
  • § Alonso had to start from the pit lane due to the use of a different front wing and his third MGU-K.[7]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 71 1h 21m 56.024s 4 25
2 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 71 +1.504s 3 18
3 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 71 +3.181s 6 15
4 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 5 12
5 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 8 10
6 31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes 70 +1 Lap 11 8
7 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 70 +1 Lap 15 6
8 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 70 +1 Lap PL 4
9 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 17 2
10 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 18 1
11 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 70 +1 Lap 12
12 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 70 +1 Lap 9
13 35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 69 +2 Laps 16
14 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 69 +2 Laps* 13
15 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 65 Clutch 14
Ret 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 62 Engine 2
Ret 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 54 Gear Selection 19
Ret 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 53 Mechanical 7
Ret 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 13 Gearbox 1
Ret 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 11 Engine Sensor 10
Source: [8]
  • * Stroll originally finished thirteenth, but was given a ten-second time penalty for ignoring blue flags.[8]

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

NotesEdit

  1. "Formula 1 Eyetime Großer Preis von Österreich 2018". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. https://www.formula1.com/en/championship/races/2018/Austria.html. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  2. Coch, Mat (26 June 2018). "Third DRS zone added for Austrian Grand Prix". speedcafe.com (Speedcafe). https://www.speedcafe.com/2018/06/26/third-drs-zone-added-for-austrian-grand-prix/. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  3. "2018 Austrian Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 29 June 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/987/austria/practice-1.html. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  4. "2018 Austrian Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 29 June 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/987/austria/practice-2.html. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  5. "2018 Austrian Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 30 June 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/987/austria/practice-3.html. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 "2018 Austrian Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 30 June 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/987/austria/qualifying.html. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "Alonso to start Austrian GP from the pits". Formula1.com (FOM). 1 July 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2018/7/alonso-set-for-austrian-gp-pit-lane-start.html. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Austria Grand Prix 2018 Race Results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 1 July 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/987/austria/race-result.html. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
V T E 2018 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Haas • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Renault • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault • TAG Heuer
Drivers alphabetically Alonso • Bottas • Ericsson • Gasly • Grosjean • Hamilton • Hartley • Hülkenberg • Leclerc • Magnussen • Ocon • Pérez • Räikkönen • Ricciardo • Sainz • Sirotkin • Stroll • Vandoorne • Verstappen • Vettel
Drivers by number Vandoorne • 3 Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 20 Magnussen • 27 Hülkenberg • 28 Hartley • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 35 Sirotkin • 44 Hamilton • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas
Other Drivers
Cars Ferrari SF71H • Force India VJM11 • Haas VF-18 • McLaren MCL33 • Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ • Red Bull RB14 • Renault R.S.18 • Sauber C37 • Toro Rosso STR13 • Williams FW41
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • Bahrain • China • Azerbaijan • Spain • Monaco • Canada • France • Austria • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • Russia • Japan • United States • Mexico • Brazil • Abu Dhabi
See also 2017 Formula One Season • 2019 Formula One Season • Category
V T E Austria Austrian Grand Prix
Circuits Zeltweg Airfield (1963–1964), Red Bull Ring (1970–1987, 1997-2003, 2014-present)
Circuit Red Bull Ring
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