WATCH: Relive the key moments from the duel between Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen at the Austrian GP


The latest instalment of the rivalry between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc took place Austria on the weekend, as the Ferrari driver overtook the Dutch racer three times on track to seal his third win of the season.

Verstappen started the race from first, while Leclerc was in second, and while the Red Bull driver made a good start, he struggled with heavy tyre degradation on his first stint. However, Verstappen was stubborn in defence, holding off Leclerc for a few laps before the Monegasque eventually made his way past, as he came from a long way back to dive down the inside at Turn 4.

After the first overtake, the race became a strategic battle between the two drivers and their respective teams, with Leclerc overtaking Verstappen a further two times without much resistance from the championship leader.

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Verstappen began to make gains in the last few laps as Leclerc struggled with a throttle issue, but it was too late, with the Ferrari driver winning the latest contest between the two former karting rivals.

Click on the video player above to rewatch some of the key moments from the battle between two of the championship protagonists.


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