No place like home: Red Bull's Versappen wins at Red Bull Ring

Daniel Ricciardo upset with team, and his teammate, after F1 qualifying in Austria

"It's incredible to win in a Red Bull at the Red Bull Ring", said Verstappen, who was supported by an "Orange army" of more than 20,000 fans.

But Verstappen was able to stay out ahead of the rest of the field, managing his tyres well, eventually claiming victory.

That was Verstappen's fourth career victory, tying him with Eddie Irvine and Bruce McLaren for the most wins by any driver without ever taking pole position.

As well as Hamilton's retirement, the Dutchman benefited from a tactical blunder by Mercedes, who failed to send their drivers in for a pit stop when the virtual safety vehicle was deployed on lap 14.

While Mercedes chose not to pit Hamilton, who was leading, when the virtual safety auto kicked in to clear Bottas' stricken vehicle, Ferrari and Red Bull reacted - and that opened up Verstappen's path to victory.

This also meant that Sebastian Vettel managed to move back into the lead of the championship, albeit with a slim one-point advantage over Lewis Hamilton. He backed off through the final two corners at the Red Bull Ring on a number of occasions.

"He's put in... the last three races he's been third, second, and first with three very impressive drives so yeah, he tends to be looking forward not backwards. It can be very, very cruel and I think we had all the cruelty go against us today". And a really very mature drive from him to make sure he had just enough left in the last five, ten laps, because Ferrari were probably better than us on tire deg.

The 29-year-old started emphatically, climbing from seventh to second early in the race, but when the condition of his tires forced him into an unscheduled pit-stop, a sudden power loss ended the Aussie's day on the 54 lap.

"The vehicle came very good, but we just ran out of laps", said Raikkonen, reflecting on his victory chase.

Meanwhile, teammate Daniel Ricciardo had to pit from second place when his left rear tyre blistered in the middle of the race.

"I think the vehicle has been quite good today", he said. It's just not my thing, I don't have the need to share.

"It was a good result for the team". It was one that looked a distant possibility following Red Bull's dire qualifying.

Qualifying begins at 2:00p BST Saturday, 30 June, and the race starts at its now traditional time of 2.10p BST. "I think the pace was very good, tyre management was very good. It was damage limitation for me and a positive day".

The Dutchman endured a torrid start to the season littered with errors and mistakes.

Sauber duo Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson finished ninth and 10th.

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