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Formula 1: Mixed emotions again at Ferrari after Austrian Grand Prix
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Formula 1: Mixed emotions again at Ferrari after Austrian Grand Prix

Charles Leclerc was understandably elated to be back at the top of the podium at the Austrian Grand Prix.

Watch: Carlos Sainz's Ferrari catches fire during Austrian GP as Spanish driver jumps out of car
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Watch: Carlos Sainz's Ferrari catches fire during Austrian GP as Spanish driver jumps out of car

The incident occurred during lap 58 (of 71) of the race when cameras caught Sainz's Ferarri rolling backward with the 27-year-old Spanish driver jumping out of the car as a race marshal tried dousing the flames.

Formula 1 2022: 'Unacceptable' fans' harassment at Austrian Grand Prix under investigation
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Formula 1 2022: 'Unacceptable' fans' harassment at Austrian Grand Prix under investigation

Both Hamilton and Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff criticised that behaviour, and the booing Verstappen had received at Silverstone the previous weekend.

Formula 1 2022: Ferrari duo edges Max Verstappen in second practice of Austrian GP
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Formula 1 2022: Ferrari duo edges Max Verstappen in second practice of Austrian GP

Carlos Sainz topped the times in second practice on Saturday ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix sprint race.

MotoGP 2021: Jorge Martin beats out Fabio Quartararo to grab pole ahead of Austria GP
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MotoGP 2021: Jorge Martin beats out Fabio Quartararo to grab pole ahead of Austria GP

On the fastest track in MotoGP, championship leader Fabio Quartararo seemed to have sealed pole position when he smashed the record set last week by fellow Frenchman Johann Zarco last weekend ahead of the Styria Grand Prix.

Formula 1 2021: Max Verstappen wins Austrian GP from pole, Lewis Hamilton finishes fourth
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Formula 1 2021: Max Verstappen wins Austrian GP from pole, Lewis Hamilton finishes fourth

Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas took second with McLaren's Lando Norris in third.

Formula 1 2021: World champion Lewis Hamilton leads first practice sessions, Max Verstappen in third
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Formula 1 2021: World champion Lewis Hamilton leads first practice sessions, Max Verstappen in third

Hamilton clocked a quickest time of 1min 04.523sec which was 0.189sec up on his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas with championship leader Max Verstappen in third 0.217sec back.

Formula 1 2021: Zhou Guanyu to become first full-time Chinese driver to take part in practice at Austrian GP
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Formula 1 2021: Zhou Guanyu to become first full-time Chinese driver to take part in practice at Austrian GP

The 22-year-old from Shanghai, who tops the F2 standings, will borrow the car of two-time former world champion Fernando Alonso for the first free practice session on Friday.

MotoGP 2020: Valentino Rossi left shaken after Austrian GP, says he nearly got killed by stray bike
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MotoGP 2020: Valentino Rossi left shaken after Austrian GP, says he nearly got killed by stray bike

Incredibly, Rossi managed to compose himself after the close call and after the race was restarted came home in fifth place.

MotoGP 2020: Yamaha's Maverick Vinales claims pole position for Austrian Grand Prix
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MotoGP 2020: Yamaha's Maverick Vinales claims pole position for Austrian Grand Prix

Vinales, who sits second in the overall standings ahead of Sunday's fourth race of the campaign, clocked one minute, 23.450 seconds to finish 0.068sec ahead of Ducati-Pramac's Jack Miller.

Formula 1 2020: Valtteri Bottas and Charles Leclerc defend trips to Monaco after Austrian Grand Prix
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Formula 1 2020: Valtteri Bottas and Charles Leclerc defend trips to Monaco after Austrian Grand Prix

Bottas and Leclerc were back with their teams at the Red Bull Ring on Thursday ahead of this weekend’s Styrian Grand Prix on the same track where they finished first and second respectively on Sunday.

Formula 1 2020: Pressure mounting on Ferrari after 'undriveable' SF1000 car in first race of season
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Formula 1 2020: Pressure mounting on Ferrari after 'undriveable' SF1000 car in first race of season

Instead of closing the gap to front-runner Mercedes this season, Ferrari's SF1000 car looks slower than last year and is also in danger of slipping behind other teams.

Formula 1 2020: Mercedes working hard to fix 'complex problem' in gearbox before next race
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Formula 1 2020: Mercedes working hard to fix 'complex problem' in gearbox before next race

Valtteri Bottas won the race at the Red Bull Ring for Mercedes but he and his team mate Lewis Hamilton, the six-times Formula 1 world champion, were told to avoid the kerbs due to the risk of vibration damage.

Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn says Sebastian Vettel is bound to be distracted by Ferrari axe
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Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn says Sebastian Vettel is bound to be distracted by Ferrari axe

Vettel, a four-times world champion with Red Bull, qualified only 11th at the Red Bull Ring and then tangled with McLaren’s Carlos Sainz in the race, finishing 10th for the final point on offer.

Formula 1 2020, Austrian GP: Lando Norris' solid performance to Ferrari's struggle, talking points from race
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Formula 1 2020, Austrian GP: Lando Norris' solid performance to Ferrari's struggle, talking points from race

There were several narratives in play through the 71 laps of Austrian GP, especially for drivers chasing victory, we bring you the biggest talking points from the race

Formula 1 2020: Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas wins season-opening Austrian GP, Lewis Hamilton finishes fourth
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Formula 1 2020: Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas wins season-opening Austrian GP, Lewis Hamilton finishes fourth

Valtteri Bottas won the first race of the season at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria while Mercedes teammate and defending champion Lewis Hamilton finished a disappointing fourth after incurring a five-second penalty.

Formula 1 2020: F1 drivers wear black t-shirts with 'End Racism' on it; six of 20 refuse to take the knee
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Formula 1 2020: F1 drivers wear black t-shirts with 'End Racism' on it; six of 20 refuse to take the knee

The 20 participating drivers sported black t-shirts with most of them knelt in solidarity with the anti-racism protests taking place in the US and various other parts of the world.

Formula 1 2020: Austrian GP podium procedures include masks, remote-controlled trolleys for water, towels
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Formula 1 2020: Austrian GP podium procedures include masks, remote-controlled trolleys for water, towels

The top three drivers at the end of the season opener at the Red Bull Ring will have to wear masks before stepping up onto socially-distanced individual rostrums placed in front of their cars on the start-finish line.

Formula 1 2020: Hard work for governing body to figure out rest of the season's calendar, admits Jean Todt
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Formula 1 2020: Hard work for governing body to figure out rest of the season's calendar, admits Jean Todt

Todt remains hopeful that some fans will be allowed back in for races this year. The French Open tennis tournament announced earlier this week that a maximum 60% of fans will be permitted to attend the clay-court major when it starts in late September.

Formula 1 2020: Valtteri Bottas upstages Lewis Hamilton to take pole position in Austrian GP
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Formula 1 2020: Valtteri Bottas upstages Lewis Hamilton to take pole position in Austrian GP

Bottas edged out the world champion by .012 seconds at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, with Red Bull's Max Verstappen in third place and Lando Norris giving McLaren a boost by finishing fourth.