However, Verstappen surged ahead when Perez got stuck behind Nico Hulkenberg’s Haas for multiple laps, and drove towards another major win. The rest of the race was filled with actions as the circuit dried and several drivers switched to slick tyres.
2023 Austrian GP Sprint Standings
Position Driver Laps Time Gap Interval Points
Max Verstappen24- 8
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Austrian GP Sprint 2023: A Detailed Recap
The Red Bull team saw fierce competition right from the beginning on a wet track, with Perez momentarily taking the lead at the first turn and pushing Verstappen off the track. Afterward, Hulkenberg snuck into the second position.
After 12 laps, Perez managed to overtake Hulkenberg, but he was already trailing 10 seconds behind Verstappen. Ferrari’s Sainz passed Hulkenberg for the third position a lap later.
With DRS enabled on the 17th lap, the Aston Martins driven by Lance Stroll and Fernando Alonso also overtook Hulkenberg. Hulkenberg then decided to switch to slicks, as did George Russell and Lewis Hamilton from Mercedes, who had started at the tail end of the race.
Verstappen won the race with a 21-second lead over Perez, followed by Sainz, Stroll, Alonso, Hulkenberg, Esteban Ocon, and Russell, with Lando Norris and Hamilton rounding up the top ten.
Austrian GP Sprint 2023: Fastest Laps
Position Driver Lap Time Gap Interval Speed
Nico Hulkenberg241’10.180 221.499
Nyck de Vries221’11.7011.5210.066216.800
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about 2023 Austrian GP Sprint Results
Who won the 2023 Austrian GP Sprint?
Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing emerged victorious in the 2023 Austrian GP Sprint.
Who were the top three drivers in the 2023 Austrian GP Sprint?
The top three drivers were Max Verstappen from Red Bull, Sergio Perez from Red Bull, and Carlos Sainz from Ferrari.
How did the 2023 Austrian GP Sprint unfold?
The race began with a bit of competition between Red Bull teammates Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez. However, Verstappen took the lead as Perez was delayed behind Nico Hulkenberg’s Haas. As the track dried up, some drivers switched to slick tires, but Verstappen was able to secure his win comfortably.
Who achieved the fastest lap in the 2023 Austrian GP Sprint?
Nico Hulkenberg achieved the fastest lap in the 2023 Austrian GP Sprint.
Who started on pole for the 2023 Austrian GP Sprint?
Max Verstappen started on pole for the 2023 Austrian GP Sprint following the sprint shootout qualifying session.
What was the outcome of the Austrian Grand Prix SQ1, SQ2, and SQ3?
In SQ1, Carlos Sainz from Ferrari was the fastest, followed by Max Verstappen. SQ2 saw Max Verstappen posting the quickest time with Carlos Sainz close behind. In SQ3, Verstappen took pole position with Sergio Perez qualifying second.