Max Verstappen beats Lewis Hamilton again in F1 Styrian Grand Prix… amid heartbreak for George Russell

MAX VERSTAPPEN led from start to finish to bolster his Formula One title bid with yet another dominant performance on a Sunday.

Lewis Hamilton had no answer to the Dutch star's raw pace in the Styrian Grand Prix around the Red Bull Ring.

Starting on pole, Verstappen opened up a comfortable lead over Hamilton while their team-mates squabbled over the final podium place.

Red Bull threw a curveball out with Sergio Perez's late second stop for quicker tyres to try and slingshot him past Valtteri Bottas.

However, the under-fire Mercedes ace held out to claim a much needed third place.

A first points finish in a Williams for young Brit George Russell was very much on the cards after adding a confident start to his typically strong qualifying performance.

Yet a power unit issue wrecked his afternoon while in eighth place and he eventually retired.

Full report to follow…

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