Red Bull driver Max Verstappen won the 2018 Austrian Grand Prix, to the delight of the fans. Rounding out the podium were Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel respectively. It was a wretched day for Mercedes as both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas retired with mechanical issues.
Daniel Ricciardo turned 29 today but had the worst birthday ever, retiring with a mechanical issue as well. Of course, one man’s despair is another man’s delight, to be precise, Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen.
Grosjean had never finished in the points until Austria and was hoping to kick-start his streak as soon as possible. Behind them were Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso and the two Saubers.
Alonso was particularly delighted as he had started from the pit lane, following emergency repairs overnight.
There was drama as Bottas juddered to a halt with an issue. Then birthday boy Ricciardo was the next man to join him on the sidelines. Just a handful of laps towards the end, Hamilton too pulled over and a gleeful Grosjean took over 4th.
Here is how witter reacted to the topsy turvy race.
Ok now I'm definitely going back to my movie.. glad I hold on for a little bit more and saw this race completely ? #AustrianGP see ya next weekend again ? for Silverstone…
— Key (@Key_575) July 1, 2018
— Yash Patel (@yash_patel) July 1, 2018
— Vaibhav Shah (@Aviation_Freak) July 1, 2018
— Bart Leijendekkers (@Bartleijen) July 1, 2018
— Phillippa Gillett (@pgillett2017) July 1, 2018
— Tapan Kamath (@Tapan_Kamath) July 1, 2018
Awesome drive from @Max33Verstappen but don't forget the great result for @HaasF1Team by both @RGrosjean and @KevinMagnussen. Second surprisingly exciting race in a row. Next up: #Silverstone #AustrianGP #F1
— Marco Dhaene (@marcodhaene) July 1, 2018
— Anime Commulist (@AnimeCommulist) July 1, 2018
— Pranay Arora (@trance_is_lif3) July 1, 2018
— Mika-Markus Natunen (@Mika_Natunen) July 1, 2018