Valtteri Bottas wins Austrian GP; Montrealer Nicholas Latifi 11th

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Valtteri Bottas gained an action-packed Austrian Grand Prix for champions Mercedes on Sunday as Method One began its delayed season with loads of drama, if no spectators, in a race with solely 11 finishers.

Charles Leclerc completed a shock second for Ferrari with McLaren’s Lando Norris celebrating a primary podium after a time penalty dropped Mercedes’ six occasions world champion Lewis Hamilton to fourth.

“I managed to maintain it collectively and management the race from my aspect and it’s an excellent begin to the season,” stated Finn Bottas, who needed to maintain his cool by means of three security automotive durations.

Norris, at 20 the youngest driver within the race and now the youngest Briton to face on an F1 podium, additionally set the quickest lap.

The race, on a sunny afternoon on the scenic Crimson Bull Ring was held in entrance of empty grandstands and no followers for the primary time because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spaniard Carlos Sainz made it a double factors haul for McLaren in fifth, with Sergio Perez sixth for Racing Level and Pierre Gasly seventh for AlphaTauri.