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FIA revises Austrian GP results after track limit penalties, Verstappen slams 'terrible' 2026 rules, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.
The FIA has issued the final results for the Austrian Grand Prix after track limit penalties were given retrospectively. Carlos Sainz and Lewis Hamilton were demoted, with Lando Norris, Fernando Alonso, and George Russell moving up in the standings. Aston Martin protested the provisional results, leading to additional penalties for several drivers. The new classification sees Sainz drop to sixth and Hamilton to eighth. Norris, Alonso, and Russell rose to fourth, fifth, and seventh, respectively. The stewards have recommended finding a solution to the track limits issue at the Spielberg circuit.
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Concerns have been raised about the potential negative impact of the new engine regulations in Formula 1, with worries that the balance between combustion power and electrical power may lead to issues such as drivers running out of battery power or needing to change gears on straights. Red Bull boss Christian Horner and world champion Max Verstappen have both expressed their concerns about the potential negative effects on racing spectacle and competition, as well as the emphasis on engine performance and the introduction of active aerodynamics. Verstappen particularly dislikes the idea of the system controlling aerodynamics instead of the drivers themselves and believes the proposed changes look unfavorable based on simulations.
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The second Sprint weekend in Austria was full of surprises, including a driver other than Max Verstappen leading a Grand Prix for the first time since Miami. McLaren showcased new upgrades on Lando Norris's car while the rain stayed away on Sunday, revealing exciting strategies. Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez shone for those using the 3X DRS Boost, while Ferrari impressed for those who used the Limitless chip. Lando Norris delivered an excellent performance, and Logan Sargeant surprised as the budget leader.
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The Austrian Grand Prix was wild, and the drivers had difficulty staying within the lines at the challenging Turn 10. This and other instances led fans to create hilarious memes that set Twitter ablaze.
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The Austrian Grand Prix was marked by controversy as numerous track limit violations led to penalties and positional changes for eight drivers, overwhelming the FIA's monitoring system with approximately 1500 instances to review.