La Jornada – Checo, punished for going off the piste; Verstappen, above

Formula 1 leader Max Verstappen gave Red Bull 1st place at the start of the race the enemy Today in the Austrian Grand Prix, after Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell crashed to the bottom of qualifying, Mexican Sergio Perez, the other host team driver, finished fourth, behind the Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, but it was. He was later punished and fell to thirteenth place.

Formula 1 came to Austria to celebrate the eleventh edition of the season and the second of the year in coordination the enemya short race that will determine the starting order for Sunday.

In practice, Verstappen, protected by his fans, took first place after a lap of 1:06.302 minutes on the 4.318 kilometer Spielberg track. Czech Perez, he finished fourth in that round, 537ths over the Dutchman.

Already in the qualifying session, Verstappen put his Red Bull team third in Q1, second in Q2 and in Q3 he took column with 1:04.984. Czech He advanced to that third stage in fourth, but his laps were canceled as a violation of his out-of-bounds in Q2.

“It was a complicated day, going to qualifying didn’t feel good, so we need a little understanding on our part, hopefully we can recover tomorrow,” said the man from Guadalajara, who is second in the championship.

“It’s disappointing to lose fourth, the track limits are so tight here this season, but it’s disappointing that the team wasn’t told that lap time was removed during the second quarter. the enemy Tomorrow to make up the ground and with a long race ahead of us, we have to push hard to get ahead and put ourselves in a good position for Sunday,” noted the Mexican, who came back from the bottom to finish second in the previous British Grand Prix on Sunday.

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Meanwhile, Formula 1 has agreed to increase its annual budget cap of $140 million per team to help shoulder the burden of inflation and rising energy and transportation bills.

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