Verstappen makes early pit stop after Leclerc overtakes him | NOW

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52 more rounds – Verstappen overtaking on Hamilton. The Dutchman is now third.

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55 more rounds – Verstappen is now just behind Hamilton in fourth place.

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56 more rounds – Verstappen is going like a spear on his hard tires. He outwits Schumacher and climbs to fifth place.

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57 more rounds – Pit stop Norris, which moves Verstappen to seventh place.

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58 more rounds – Pit stop Max Verstappen. The Dutchman falls back to eighth place and rejoins the track behind Norris.

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59 more rounds – There’s Charles Leclerc’s overtake on Max Verstappen! The Monegask outwits the Red Bull driver in the fourth corner and takes the lead.

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60 more rounds – “I’m not going to keep this up for long,” says Verstappen. “Unfortunately, it is still too early to make a pit stop,” Red Bull replied.

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61 more rounds – What a fight between Verstappen and Leclerc. The Monegask continues to attack the Dutchman, Verstappen defends aggressively.

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62 more rounds – “My tires don’t feel great,” said Verstappen.

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63 more rounds – Phew, Leclerc is so close. Verstappen has to defend tooth and nail.

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64 more rounds – Leclerc puts his Ferrari next to Verstappen’s Red Bull, but the Dutchman parries and holds his ground. It’s a wonderful opening phase of the race.

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64 more rounds – Leclerc is chasing Verstappen and is now very close.

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65 more rounds – Leclerc joins Verstappen and seems to be able to follow the Dutchman well. We haven’t seen an attack yet.

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67 more rounds – Mick Schumacher takes advantage of a mistake by Hamilton and climbs to seventh place.

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67 more rounds – Leclerc has DRS but is still too far to attack Verstappen.

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69 more rounds – Verstappen has not yet been able to drive Leclerc out of his DRS.

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69 more rounds – Pérez has made it to the pits and can continue. The score:

  1. Verstappen
  2. Leclerc
  3. Sainz
  4. Russell
  5. Ocon
  6. Magnussen
  7. Hamilton
  8. Schumacher
  9. Ricciardo
  10. norris

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70 more roundsPérez gets tapped by Russell! The Mexican falls back to last place. Verstappen will have to do it alone today.

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START – Good start Verstappen, the Dutchman keeps the lead!

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Warm up lap – The cars roll up the grid through the orange smoke. The Austrian Grand Prix is ​​about to start.

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Warm up lap – The warm-up lap is underway! All drivers move from place to place.

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2 more minutes until the warm-up round – The chance of a rain shower during the race is estimated by the FIA ​​at about 10 percent.

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Only 6 minutes to the start – It is unclear why it took so long for Hamilton’s car to be ready. The Brit is now in his car.

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10 minutes to the start – There is still a lot of work being done on the front of Hamilton’s car.

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“It is amazing to see how much orange there is here”, Jos Verstappen tells viaplay† “You can see that it is very close together. I think it will be an exciting race. It is not obvious that Max will win today.”