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F1 NATION: More Max magic on a scintillating Sprint weekend – it's our Austrian GP review

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Max Verstappen made it five victories in a row and seven out of nine for the 2023 season with another dominant display during the Austrian Grand Prix. As the dust settles on the race, the F1 Nation gang assemble to review the Dutchman’s performance along with his rivals up and down the pit lane...

Host Tom Clarkson is joined by several guests for the post-race debrief, including Red Bull technical guru Adrian Newey, Alpine team boss Otmar Szafnauer, McLaren counterpart Andrea Stella and Williams racer Alex Albon.

READ MORE: 5 Winners and 5 Losers from the Austrian Grand Prix – Who was superb in Spielberg?

Newey reflects on the squad maintaining their 100% win record for the season so far, in addition to Verstappen’s team mate, Sergio Perez, bouncing back from a difficult run of races – while shrugging off illness – and returning to the podium.

There is also time to talk about Ferrari’s improved performance, with their upgraded SF-23 getting the better of Aston Martin and Mercedes across a Sprint weekend that brought mixed weather conditions, thrilling battles and track limits violations aplenty.

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McLaren were another team to catch the eye as Lando Norris ended an encouraging weekend in fourth position after taking on a batch of upgrades, leaving Stella to ponder what might be possible going forward, and Szafnauer to plot a response from Alpine.

Although unable to follow up his impressive run to seventh in Canada, there were further positive signs from Alex Albon and Williams throughout the Sprint event, with the Thai-British driver stopping by to give his assessment of their efforts.

MONDAY MORNING DEBRIEF: The key strategy call came on Lap 14 in Austria, so who got it right – Red Bull or Ferrari?

Tune into the Austrian Grand Prix review episode of F1 Nation by hitting go on the audio player above – or by clicking here to listen via your preferred podcasting provider.

Want to get your question answered by the F1 Nation gang on a future episode? Simply record it as a voice note and email it to F1Nation@F1.com.

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