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Mercedes driver Russell wins Method 1’s Austrian GP after Verstappen, Norris conflict at entrance

George Russell has clinched Mercedes’ first win of the season at Method 1’s Austrian GP after benefiting from a late conflict between McLaren driver Lando Norris and championship chief Max Verstappen in a Pink Bull on Sunday.

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — George Russell clinched Mercedes’ first win of the season at Method 1’s Austrian GP after benefiting from a late conflict between McLaren driver Lando Norris and championship chief Max Verstappen in a Pink Bull on Sunday.

It was Russell’s second GP win.

McLaren’s Oscar Piastri was second, forward of Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr.

Norris was making an attempt to take the lead from Verstappen on Lap 64. The incident left Norris’ automobile unable to proceed, and Verstappen was given a 10-second time penalty.

Verstappen had dominated the weekend, following up his victory within the dash race with one other dominant efficiency in qualifying to take pole place.

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