Verstappen rises above Ferrari challenge for Austrian GP win

Max Verstappen dominated the Austrian Grand Prix after seeing off an early strategic challenge from Charles Leclerc. The Red Bull driver got away easily from pole, and after swatting away a pass attempt from Leclerc around the outside of Turn 3 and then Turn 4, Verstappen set about building a comfortable lead. Leclerc’s biggest challenge quickly became holding off Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz, who radioed his team several times to suggest he be allowed to fight for second place, though he was rebuffed on each occasion. The race settled into a rhythm among the top three, with Ferrari slipping gradually…

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