F1 Austrian Grand Prix LIVE REACTION: Alonso makes Renault return, Hamilton could face one-race BAN – latest updates

VALTTERI BOTTAS claimed a dramatic opening of the season after an action-packed Grand Prix in Austria.

The Mercedes driver led from pole and held off the problem from teammate Lewis Hamilton, who dramatically missed out on the rostrum after receiving a five-second penalty for a late conflict with Pink Bull’s Alexander Albon.

  • 1st Bottas 2nd LeClerc third Norris 4th Hamilton
  • Lewis Hamilton wore a Black Lives Matter t-shirt as six drivers select to not take the knee.
  • Hamilton given five-second penalty after clashing with Pink Bull’s Alexander Albon – demoting him from second to fourth.
  • Verstappen eradicated after engine failure whereas Vettel crashed into Carlos Sainz, who will exchange him at Ferrari in 2021.

Comply with ALL of the latest updates right here…

  • jamie.dickenson@thesun.co.uk 's avatar[email protected]

    CHEEKY NANDO

    Fernando Alonso returning to F1 and staff Renault for the 2021 season is nice news, based on Jenson Button.

    Button was one among Alonso’s final team-mates within the sport with McLaren from 2015 to 2017 and isn’t shocked he is coming again.

    “Fernando just loves his racing, it doesn’t really matter what it is, he wants to get behind the wheel of something,” Button advised Sky Sports activities.

    “I think he’s really excited about the new regulations coming in. Obviously they’ve got delayed a little bit but I think it’s great for the sport having him back.”

  • Gary Stonehouse 's avatarGary Stonehouse

    GOOD MORNING RACING FANS

    Fernando Alonso has vowed to win the 2022 World Championship after returning to Formula One – regardless that he shall be 41 years outdated!

    The veteran Spaniard has signed a two-year deal to rejoin Renault from subsequent season.

    Alonso, a two-time world champ, mentioned: “It’s a particularly completely satisfied day for me coming again to F1 but additionally to the staff I had the very best expertise with.

    “I’ve rules and ambitions according to the staff’s venture. 

    “Their progress this winter provides credibility to the targets for the 2022 season and I’ll share all my racing expertise with everybody from the engineers to the mechanics and my team-mates. 

    “The team wants and has the means to get back on the podium, as do I.”

    In the meantime, Max Verstappen has revealed he can’t drive as quick at Silverstone and Monaco as he needs to.

    The Dutchman advised De Volkskrant: “I believe that may be a very good observe, however not with Formula 1 automobiles

    “We drive [at Silverstone] 85 % full throttle. There are literally solely two turns there.

    “The qualification in Monaco can be tremendous difficult, however within the race, everybody drives so slowly, so the race itself is rarely actually enjoyable, besides when you drive in entrance.

    “Then you’re the one who stops everybody. 

    “The rest are cruising behind. You drive at about 50 to 60 percent.”

    Lastly, Lewis Hamilton is thought for main a really wholesome way of life.

    And his British bulldog Roscoe has now obtained in on the motion.

    Hamilton revealed: “Hey guys, so Roscoe is now absolutely vegan.

    “Since he has gone vegan, his coat is way softer, his swollen paws have healed up, he’s now not limping with ache of arthritis and his respiration has opened up.

    “Super happy with the result and he is too.”

  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman

    FOOT DOWN

    Max Verstappen has slammed Silverstone and Monaco, claiming the 2 iconic F1 tracks are too SLOW.

    He mentioned: “I believe that may be a very good observe, however not with Formula 1 automobiles

    “We drive [at Silverstone] 85 % full throttle. There are literally solely two turns there.

    “The qualification in Monaco can be tremendous difficult, however within the race, everybody drives so slowly, so the race itself is rarely actually enjoyable, besides when you drive in entrance.

    “Then you’re the one who stops everybody.

    “The rest are cruising behind. You drive at about 50 to 60 percent.”

  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman

    RICH PICKINGS

    Conor McGregor, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua are within the high 5 for cash earned per day’s work.

    However which different sportsmen are on the listing?

    Test it out right here!

  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman

    DOG’S DINNER

    Lewis Hamilton is thought for main a really wholesome way of life.

    And his British bulldog Roscoe has now obtained in on the motion.

    Hamilton revealed: “Hey guys, so Roscoe is now absolutely vegan.

    “Since he has gone vegan, his coat is way softer, his swollen paws have healed up, he’s now not limping with ache of arthritis and his respiration has opened up.

    “Super happy with the result and he is too.”

  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman

    HOME RUN

    Could this be the way forward for sport with no followers?

    Creepy dancing robots and canine have changed followers at a Japanese baseball floor.

    Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks had 20 of them dancing on an in any other case empty platform forward of their Nippon Skilled Baseball sport towards Rakuten Eagles yesterday.

    How would you’re feeling about seeing this at a soccer match, or a boxing battle, or an F1 race?

  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman

    COMMENT BY BEN HUNT

    At any time when folks ask me what Lewis Hamilton is like, it by no means issues what I reply.

    I could clarify that he pays a hefty quantity of tax, that he has real concern for the setting, that he’s pushing for equality and variety.

    However it could be a waste of time as a result of they already know what they need me to say.

    They need me to elucidate that he’s a showcase, boastful, flash, impolite… however nothing could be farther from the reality.

    READ THE REST OF THE HAMILTON COMMENT PIECE HERE.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a> 's avatar<a href=’http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport’ rel=’exterior nofollow ugc’ class=’url’>Alex Terrell</a>

    THE PLAN FOR ‘NAN

    Fernando Alonso is gearing up for a crack at turning into F1 world champion in 2022 – when he shall be 41, writes BEN HUNT.

    The Spaniard has rejoined the Renault F1 staff and can drive for them subsequent season, as SunSport was first to disclose on Monday.

    Alonso, who turns 39 later this month, has agreed a two-year cope with Renault value round £15million a yr.

    And the two-time world champ says he has set his sights on 2022 – when F1’s strict finances cap comes into play to cease the large groups getting a bonus.

    He mentioned: “It is an extremely happy day for me coming back to F1 but also to the team I had the best experience with.”

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a> 's avatar<a href=’http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport’ rel=’exterior nofollow ugc’ class=’url’>Alex Terrell</a>

    IT’S BEEN ALON TIME

    Alonso mentioned: “Renault is my household, my fondest reminiscences in Formula One with my two World Championship titles, however I’m now wanting forward.

    “It’s an awesome supply of delight and with an immense emotion I’m returning to the staff that gave me my probability at the beginning of my profession and which now provides me the chance to return to the best stage.

    “I’ve rules and ambitions according to the staff’s venture.

    “Their progress this winter provides credibility to the targets for the 2022 season and I’ll share all my racing expertise with everybody from the engineers to the mechanics and my team-mates.

    “The team wants and has the means to get back on the podium, as do I.”

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a> 's avatar<a href=’http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport’ rel=’exterior nofollow ugc’ class=’url’>Alex Terrell</a>

    RENAULT ON ALONSO

    Managing director Cyril Abiteboul: “The signing of Fernando Alonso is a part of Groupe Renault’s plan to proceed its dedication to F1 and to return to the highest of the sphere.

    “His presence in our staff is a formidable asset on the sporting stage but additionally for the model to which he’s very connected.

    “The energy of the bond between him, the staff and the followers make him a pure selection.

    “Along with previous successes, it’s a daring mutual selection in addition to a venture for the longer term.

    “His experience and determination will enable us to get the best out of each other to take the team towards the excellence that modern Formula 1 demands.”

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a> 's avatar<a href=’http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport’ rel=’exterior nofollow ugc’ class=’url’>Alex Terrell</a>

    RETURN OF FERNANDO

    Fernando Alonso will reignite his rivalry with Mercedes’ six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton as he eyes a return to Formula One, writes BEN HUNT.

    Alonso, 38, has today be confirmed as a Renault driver for 2021, changing McLaren-bound Daniel Ricciardo.

    The highly-experienced Spaniard is predicted to signal a two-year deal value round £30million.

    The 2-time world champion has been out of F1 since he left McLaren again in 2018.

    He hung out racing in IndyCar and the World Endurance Championship.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a> 's avatar<a href=’http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport’ rel=’exterior nofollow ugc’ class=’url’>Alex Terrell</a>

    THE LON ROAD HOME

    Fernando Alonso is returning to Renault in 2021, as SunSport revealed on Monday.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a> 's avatar<a href=’http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport’ rel=’exterior nofollow ugc’ class=’url’>Alex Terrell</a>

    NO MAX POWER

    Max Verstappen has revealed he can’t drive as quick at Silverstone and Monaco as he needs to.

    The Dutchman advised De Volkskrant: “I believe that may be a very good observe, however not with Formula 1 automobiles

    “We drive [at Silverstone] 85 % full throttle. There are literally solely two turns there.

    “The qualification in Monaco can be tremendous difficult, however within the race, everybody drives so slowly, so the race itself is rarely actually enjoyable, besides when you drive in entrance.

    “Then you’re the one who stops everybody.

    “The rest are cruising behind. You drive at about 50 to 60 percent.”

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a> 's avatar<a href=’http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport’ rel=’exterior nofollow ugc’ class=’url’>Alex Terrell</a>

    PLANT POWER

    Lewis Hamilton’s canine has gone vegan — and is claimed to be already noticing the well being advantages.

    Lewis, 35, revealed the news by posting an image of British bulldog Roscoe on his pet’s Instagram web page, which has 178,000 followers.

    The six-time world champion wrote: “Hey guys, so Roscoe is now absolutely vegan.

    “Since he has gone vegan, his coat is way softer, his swollen paws have healed up, he’s now not limping with ache of arthritis and his respiration has opened up.

    “Super happy with the result and he is too.”

    When Lewis obtained Roscoe in 2013 he referred to as him his “best buddy”.

  • Gary Stonehouse 's avatarGary Stonehouse

    GOOD MORNING RACING FANS

    Lewis Hamilton is over midway to choosing up a driving ban after choosing up extra factors on his F1 licence.

    The world champion was slapped with 4 penalty factors on the Austrian GP to take his complete to seven for the 12 month interval.

    F1’s guidelines state that any driver choosing up 12 factors in a yr can be hit with a one-race ban.

    Hamilton was slapped with two factors on Saturday for ignoring waved yellow security flags telling him to decelerate.

    He additionally picked up two extra factors in Sunday’s race for clashing with Pink Bull’s Alex Albon.

    In the meantime, F1 legend Fernando Alonso has signed on subsequent season, based on the BBC.

    Alonso is ready to return to Renault, with whom he gained two world championships, on the age of 39.

    He is because of drive the Indy 500 with McLaren in August.

    Lastly, Hamilton is uncertain if he’ll proceed taking a knee for the remainder of the season.

    He advised the Press Affiliation: “I do not know what the plan is shifting ahead.

    “It is actually nice that Formula 1, and specific Mercedes, have taken word of the problems we’re dealing with the world over and deciding to do one thing about it.

    “I believe finally all the pieces we do shouldn’t be going to be sufficient and all of us must do extra.

    “I’ll hold talking out.

    “And going again to it, all of us, myself included, everybody has to have a look at accountability and see what they will do higher inside their organisation and their very own staff.

    “Moving forwards, I don’t know if I’ll continue to [take a knee].”

  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman

    SHOV OFF

    Mercedes had an issue with their gearbox on the weekend.

    And enginner Andrew Shovlin has now revealed what precisely went unsuitable for the staff.

    He defined: “We had been we had been conscious of it on Friday, whenever you noticed that Valtteri had a problem on the finish of one of many classes

    “In order that that was the primary signal that we had an issue.

    “We have had recurrent points over the course of Saturday. And going into the race, we had been anticipating it as a result of it appears to be a function of the mannequin.

    “So at the moment, if we build the car and run it, this problem will appear at some point. It’s a question of how soon.”

  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman

    NEW LOOK

    A fast peek on the F1 rankings after Austria…

  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman

    DOWN TIME

    Formula stars together with Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc have turned to music to go the time whereas trapped in Austria.

    With the primary race of the 2020 season FINALLY within the books, drivers will now be compelled to remain in Austria till the following Grand Prix.

    Hamilton has been attempting his hand at making music, whereas Leclerc has actually turned his arms to enjoying piano.

    In the meantime, Australian star Daniel Ricciardo opted to make the most of his beautiful environment.

  • Anthony Chapman 's avatarAnthony Chapman

    LEW ARE YA

    Formula One star Lewis Hamilton is uncertain if he’ll proceed taking a knee for the remainder of the season.

    He advised the Press Affiliation: “I do not know what the plan is shifting ahead.

    “It is actually nice that Formula 1, and specific Mercedes, have taken word of the problems we’re dealing with the world over and deciding to do one thing about it.

    “I believe finally all the pieces we do shouldn’t be going to be sufficient and all of us must do extra.

    “There’s been consciousness for a few weeks and what we do not want it to do is die a sudden demise, and simply disappear and we see no change, so in some way and finally I could be the guinea pig there.

    “I’ll hold talking out.

    “And going again to it, all of us, myself included, everybody has to have a look at accountability and see what they will do higher inside their organisation and their very own staff.

    “Moving forwards, I don’t know if I’ll continue to [take a knee].”

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a> 's avatar<a href=’http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport’ rel=’exterior nofollow ugc’ class=’url’>Alex Terrell</a>

    FERNANDO IS BACK

    F1 legend Fernando Alonso has SIGNED on subsequent season, based on the BBC.

    Alonso is ready to return to Renault, with whom he gained two world championships, on the age of 39.

    He is because of drive the Indy 500 with McLaren in August.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a> 's avatar<a href=’http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport’ rel=’exterior nofollow ugc’ class=’url’>Alex Terrell</a>

    GIVEN SOME STICK

    Mercedes engineer Andrew Shovlin has revealed what the issue was with the staff’s gearbox on the weekend.

    Shovlin mentioned: “We had been we had been conscious of it on Friday, whenever you noticed that Valtteri had a problem on the finish of one of many classes

    “In order that that was the primary signal that we had an issue.

    “We have had recurrent points over the course of Saturday. And going into the race, we had been anticipating it as a result of it appears to be a function of the mannequin.

    “So at the moment, if we build the car and run it, this problem will appear at some point. It’s a question of how soon.”

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a> 's avatar<a href=’http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport’ rel=’exterior nofollow ugc’ class=’url’>Alex Terrell</a>

    DRIVER STANDINGS

    Right here is how the F1 stars rank after the primary race of the season.

  • Sara Hussain 's avatarSara Hussain

    VETTELS FRESH AIR

    Talking on Monday night to Servus TV, Sebastien Vettel revealed he had spent the day getting his head collectively within the native countryside.

    “Since I spend the time between the races here, I took advantage of the sunshine,”

    “I used to be on the mountain and cleared my head. It was good to be out within the recent air today. No person was on the mountain, I used to be alone and had time for myself. That feels good on this state of affairs.

    “The speed was simply missing. We are still looking. There are maybe two or three things that were not quite ideal. The car was unrecognisable to the feeling I had on Friday. So all in all, it wasn’t a good day for me.”

  • Sara Hussain 's avatarSara Hussain

    TUESDAY TRIVIA

    Sunday was the primary time Mercedes, McLaren and Ferrari all shared the rostrum collectively. A optimistic message being enforced as they maintain up a shirt saying ‘END RACISM’. Lewis Hamilton has just lately spoken on the the standing of racism in sport even discussing his conversations with Colin Kaepernick who famously took the knee in the course of the American Nationwide Anthem to protest towards systemic racism.

    A loopy piece of tuesdaytrivia! 🤯Sunday was the primary time in @F1 historical past that Mercedes, McLaren and Ferrari have shared the rostrum collectively pic.twitter.com/eA8XJUX3oK
    — Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) July 7, 2020

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a> 's avatar<a href=’http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport’ rel=’exterior nofollow ugc’ class=’url’>Alex Terrell</a>

    EXCLUSIVE: LANDO LEW’S HEIR

    Trevor Carlin, who nurtured Norris’s early profession the place he had an enormous quantity of success, has now backed the Brit to proceed his climb to the highest, writes BEN HUNT.
    He mentioned: “Lando is the obvious heir to Lewis’ crown as the top British driver.
    “When Lewis achieves everything he needs to achieve and steps down, Lando will be at the helm.
    “He needs the correct package but McLaren have made incredible steps over the last few months and who’s to say that they cannot be a force in 12 months time?
    “He is doing everything right and the results are coming and I am very proud of him.”

VALTTERI BOTTAS claimed a dramatic opening of the season after an action-packed Grand Prix in Austria.

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