Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen won the 2021 Red Bull Ring double and scored his first grand slam of his career with a dominating Austrian Grand Prix victory, leading every one of the 71 laps from pole position to clinching victory with the bonus point for fastest lap.
What an incredible win! 🔥 Simply an amazing job by @redbullracing and @HondaRacingF1 🙏🏻 Let’s keep this up! Insane to see the Orange Army out in full force, this one was for you 🧡 #AustrianGP 🇦🇹 pic.twitter.com/fYxAuNpBDp— Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) July 4, 2021
Post race, Verstappen comments, "To win again at home at the Red Bull Ring is just incredible. I expected it to be good, but not this good, and the car was on rails."
The Dutchman continues, "It was really nice to drive and the pace was incredible on both tyre compounds. I could push and also look after the tyres which is exactly how you want it to be and I could extend my gap lap after lap. Just like everyone else we learnt from last weekend and we optimised the car even more by improving the set-up. It’s actually hard to put into words because it was so enjoyable to drive and the weekend was the best it could be, so let’s hope we can carry on in the same way. It’s a great reward for everyone in the Team and it was also very nice to have Honda represented on the podium by Tanabe."
He further adds, "The fans were also incredible all weekend, so much orange in the grandstands and it’s just great to see people back and enjoying Formula One at the track."
He concludes, "There are of course a lot of difficult races coming up and Silverstone will be interesting with the Sprint Race to mix things up. But for now, I’m really happy with the way the whole race went and you don’t often get this type of race, so we all have to enjoy it.”