F1i’s Driver Ratings for the Austrian GP

Save for the first lap chaos at Turn 1 and a couple of hot pursuits in the closing stages, the Austrian GP was pretty much a boring procession. Bottas was faster off the grid than the speed of light - quite literally - and held his own to collect his second F1 win, while Sebastian Vettel distanced himself further from Lewis Hamilton in the title race. F1i ranks and reviews Sunday’s action from Spielberg…

Max Verstappen Austrian GP 2017

Max Verstappen (retired) : No score

Max must feel like he’s racing under a black cloud… His fifth retirement from seven GPs came in front of a sea of orange. For once, edged out in qualifying by Ricciardo (in which he had an off at turn 7), the Dutchman was betrayed by his clutch after the lights went out. Red Bull admitted it wouldn’t have lasted very long and Kvyat put him out of his misery, causing a first turn shunt.