The young Monegasque joined Charles Leclerc to his expected first-ever victory at Formula 1. At the age of 21, one of the world's biggest sports futures drivers, he dominated almost the entire Grand Prix of Austria, but another young monster appeared at the closure to capture a very brave maneuver.
Max Verstappen (also 21), who passed the round after the first-round difference, managed to be less than a second of Leclerc to try at any time overtaking.
Leclerc gives an interview while Verstappen passes behind. (Photo: AFP)
After several unsuccessful attempts, on the 69th round he managed to move forward with a daring maneuver: he won the Leclerc curve on the curve, which had to continue off the track and remained with his first position.
The Leclerc strike was very strong and had no chance of recovering. Ferrari fans will have to wait: the young wonder team is close to winning, but it is still not up to the top of the podium. The celebration was for Dutch Red Bull only.