For the second week in a row, Formula 1 is taking to the Red Bull Ring circuit in Spielberg, Austria.

Last week we saw championship leader Max Verstappen handily outpacing all others on track, including defending driver’s champion Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes. Verstappen has managed to place first or second in all but one race this year, and currently holds an 18 point lead over Hamilton in the driver’s standings.

Mercedes did manage to claim the other podium spots behind Verstappen at the Styrian Grand Prix a week ago, but they haven’t yet been able to return to the top step after winning three of the first four races this season.

By virtue of being behind Red Bull in the constructor’s championship, Mercedes were afforded more development time this week than their Red Bull rivals, and they will look to bring updates to their W12 car this weekend. So, we’re left wondering if Mercedes be able to once again match pace with Red Bull, or will Max Verstappen continue to dominate this season?

Behind the front runners, the impressive season Lando Norris is having looks to continue. Lando is currently ahead of Mercedes driver Valterri Bottas, which has surprised many people given the apparent gap in performance between Mercedes and McLaren. His teammate and 7x race winner Daniel Ricciardo will hopefully be able to find his comfort zone at the Red Bull Ring after finishing an underwhelming 13th one week ago.

The strong pairing of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz at Ferrari haven’t had the kind of season Ferrari fans had hoped, but the team finds itself just 12 points behind McLaren for third in the constructors' championship. The Ferraris finished 6th and 7th last weekend at the same track, so they’ll look to continue that strong showing and possibly even pass McLaren on the championship standings on Sunday.

Alpha Tauri and Aston Martin had less than spectacular results over the past two races, but the teams are only two points apart in the standings, so look for some exciting mid field battles this weekend.

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