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2018-07-02 12:23

Robin Classen

Image: ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP

No one could have predicted that Mercedes would retire both its cars or that or that Max Verstappen would record his first win of 2018. Take a look at the top 5 moments of the Austrian GP!

Mercedes-Benz had an race to forget when both their drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valterri Bottas retired from the race due to issues with the car.

A twist in the tale

Many believes Hamilton would extend his position at the top of the championship with either a win or podium finish. Sadly, it was not to be.

READ: #AustrianGP: Max Verstappen grabs victory in Spielberg after Merc's Bottas and Hamilton retire

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel now leads the standings by a single point after finishing 3rd below his team mate Kimi Raikkonen.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen put recent criticism behind him to power through to his first victory this year. Much has been said of his 'aggressive' driving style but he silenced his critics, for now.

Check out the top 5 moments of the Austrian grand prix:

1. Max Verstappen's first win of 2018

The Red Bull driver put in a dominant display at the Red Bull ring, using the retirement of both Mercedes drivers to his advantage.

While the bizarre retirement is something on its own, nothing can be taken away from the performance of the Dutchman.

The win was Verstappen's fourth career victory and a moment to savour.

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