Max Verstappen wins Austrian F1 GP while Lewis Hamilton has to retire

• Sebastian Vettel third and moves top of title race by one point
• Hamilton loses lead thanks to Mercedes error then has to retire

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen secured his first victory of the season at the team’s home race, the Austrian Grand Prix. But the race turned from frustration to disaster for Lewis Hamilton, who was forced to retire on lap 63 with a fuel pressure problem. With the Ferraris of Kimi Räikkönen and Sebastian Vettel in second and third, Hamilton has lost his title lead, with a 15-point swing in favour of the German, who now leads by a single point.

It is the first time Red Bull have won their home meeting and Verstappen ran his race to perfection, running with exemplary control, pace and skill while managing his tyres, where others suffered from blistering that severely hampered their races.

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