Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the Styrian Grand Prix by a massive margin on Jun 27, 2021, to take an ominous 18 point lead over Lewis Hamilton in the Formula One championship battle after eight races.
Verstappen led from start to finish at Austria’s Red Bull Ring, with seven-times world champion Hamilton second for Mercedes.
The Briton was 35.743 seconds behind at the chequered flag after a late stop for fresh tyres to bag a bonus point for fastest lap.
It was the first time since 2013 that mighty Mercedes, champions for the past seven years, had gone four races in a row without a win and the first time since then that Red Bull had celebrated four successive victories.
Valtteri Bottas was third for Mercedes, just holding off Verstappen’s Mexican team mate Sergio Perez who had fresher tyres after making a second stop in a bid for fastest lap.