Verstappen keen to defend Austrian GP title

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2020 FIA Formula One World Championship 

2020 Austrian Grand Prix 

Red Bull Ring
Spielberg, Austria
Sunday, 05 July 020
The 2020 Austrian Grand Prix is set to take place on July 05 in the city of Spielberg.
This will be the first round of this year's Championship and it is scheduled to take place at the Red Bull Ring.
Twenty-two Grands Prix were due to be run as part of the 2020 World Championship, but the coronavirus pandemic is causing frequent revisions to the calendar.
Valtteri botas
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Currently, a rescheduled European leg of eight races has been confirmed, seven races have been cancelled and nine have been postponed and/or are pending confirmation of a race date.
Red Bull Racing-Honda driver Max Verstappen will be keen to defend his Austrian Grand Prix title having won last year's race.
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc and Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas finished second and third respectively.
However, all eyes will be on reigning Formula One world champion Hamilton, who will be looking to start the new season with a victory in Austria.
Lewis Hamilton
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The Mercedes driver is expected to face stiff competition from his teammate Bottas, Verstappen and Ferrari duo of Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel this season.
Hamilton is expecting a difficult season as he looks to equal Ferrari legend Michael Schumacher''s all-time record of seven world titles.

"We are preparing the best way we can for what is going to be the most difficult season that Formula 1 and all of us has experienced," Hamilton told Sky Sports.

"With the difficult times that we''re facing and the changes that we have to make in order to operate."
Mercedes also won last year's World Constructors Championship with Ferrari and Red Bull finishing second, and third respectively.

2019 Austrian Grand Prix results

Winner: Max Verstappen - Red Bull
Second-Place: Charles Leclerc - Ferrari
Third-Place: Valtteri Bottas - Mercedes

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Published: 07/03/2020