Ricciardo clears the air after F1 clash

JUNE 28 Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP looks on in the Paddock during previews ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring

"Red Bull Ring, Red Bull vehicle and Max driving an unbelievable race".

Max Verstappen still believes he can be a world championship contender in the wake of his unexpected victory at the Austrian GP.

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Despite his newer tyres Hamilton too began struggling with blistering, and after a frustrated burst of radio messages he was called into the pits for a second tyre change on lap 52, dropping him down to fifth behind Ricciardo, both now out of victory contention.

"It is a dream result at the Red Bull Ring, a Red Bull auto and Max driving an unbelievable race - and it was absolutely nailed in the first lap".

Verstappen's bosses revealed how the youngster was able to pull off such a feat - thanks to a 'cute' tactic of backing off in the final sequence of corners. That's where Max was really good today, backed off through those two right-handers and made up his time in other parts of the circuit.

"It was wonderful", said Verstappen.

"Unbelievable, he was keeping the rear left cooler than the rear right!" said Horner. He's always asking for information, managing those tyres, and that's why they didn't blister up.

A Mercedes strategy error had already handed the lead to Verstappen by then and he responded with a mature drive to the chequered flag as his fans celebrated all around.

"It didn't last for more than one lap, it all happened in just one, we lost out to everyone behind us because they had a cheap stop and we had an expensive stop and it was a big mistake - one that we would have paid a big price for had we not had a subsequent DNF later in the race".

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Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel finished second and third, while Mercedes suffered a disastrous day that saw both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas retire - Bottas on lap 15 with a hydraulic failure, and Hamilton with a possible power unit problem on Lap 63.

"I hope that with next week's meeting we have a little more understanding and input, and then we'll see how it ends up".

"This is exactly how motor racing can go".

When asked if Red Bull is a title contender this year, Horner said: "I think that we definitely have an outside chance".

Verstappen was half a second off pace-setter Lewis Hamilton in the second practice session which left him P5 in the standings.

"We can't afford to throw away points", he told C4.

Verstappen is in fifth place overall, 50 points behind Vettel with almost half the season gone, but he told Sky F1: 'We need a bit more engine power and then we can definitely be in the mix'.

Verstappen went on to control the race once Mercedes' failure to pit Lewis Hamilton under the early virtual safety vehicle, caused by Hamilton's team-mate Valtteri Bottas's retirement from second place, cost the Briton track position later on. Red Bull made a mess of qualifying (see below) at the end, but it's a much-needed result for the under-form Grosjean.

The Top 6 was rounded out by Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen coming 5th and 6th, respectively.

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