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    WEEKEND WARM-UP: The drivers gear up for the second Sprint weekend of the year in Austria

    Formula 1 descends upon the Styrian hills for the Austrian Grand Prix – the second Sprint weekend of the season – and our Weekend Warm-Up crew are here to discuss all the big topics from inside the F1 paddock.

    Red Bull arrive at their home race in Spielberg having won all eight races so far this year, but can they make it nine in a row this weekend? And can Sergio Perez get back on form to challenge his team mate Max Verstappen – who has won the last four races?

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    What about their competition? Can one or all of Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, and Alpine put some pressure on the championship leaders this weekend? And could we see a non-Red Bull driver on the top step of the podium for the first time this year?

    McLaren are also set to bring the first part of their major upgrade package to Austria. So, what can we expect from the papaya team, and can they make an impression further up the field?

    The crew also take a look at Williams, coming off the back of Alex Albon’s impressive drive to seventh in Montreal, and assess how likely it is the Grove outfit can continue that fine form in Austria.

    For that and more from the paddock, watch Weekend Warm-Up with Lawrence Barretto, Jolyon Palmer and Rosanna Tennant in the video above.