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Verstappen Overcomes Leclerc, Carlos Saimz In Sprint Race Ahead Austrian Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen was victorious at the sprint event of the Red Bull Ring circuit on Saturday to secure pole for the Austrian Grand Prix and extend his lead in the world championship.

Starting from the front of the grid the world champion comfortably held off the Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz to turn the air orange as his army of Dutch fans set off flares in celebration.

“It was great to see the fans – a lot of smoke at the end!” Verstappen said, after doing a lap of honour in a Red Bull buggy.

Verstappen also added eight points to his drivers standings account aside reaching the 11th race final of the season.

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“The car is good, just a few things to fine-tune but overall we are really competitive again this weekend,” he added.

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