Sport Bottas wins Formula 1 start - Vettel in 10th place
Vettel could walk away from F1 for good without right offer
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) Sebastian Vettel is prepared to walk away from Formula One for good if he doesn't get a convincing offer for next season. The four-time F1 champion will leave Ferrari at the end of the year after failing to get a new contract. He faces an uncertain future with only limited options available for 2021 and has not started discussions with other teams. The truncated season starts Sunday at the Austrian Grand Prix.''I want to make sure I make the right decision for myself and my future.
Finn Valtteri Bottas has won the start of the Formula 1 emergency season. The restart after the Corona crisis took place with a symbolic act: 14 of the 20 pilots knelt as a sign of protest against racism.
Mercedes driver Bottas won in Austria ahead of Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari Teammate Charles Leclerc. Because of a five-second time penalty, world champion Lewis Hamilton did not finish fourth.
McLaren driver Lando Norris surprisingly raced to third place in the ghost race in front of empty ranks in Spielberg. Vettel came in tenth after a collision with his Ferrari successor Carlos Sainz from McLaren.
Formula 1 will drive in Austria again next Sunday. Formula One had to wait for its next Grand Prix seven months since the season finale in Abu Dhabi and four months after the canceled start of Australia.
Nightmare start for Ferrari as cars crash on opening lap, both retire .
Ferrari's nightmare start to the 2020 Formula One season continued on Sunday when Charles Leclerc collided with Sebastian Vettel on the opening lap of the Styrian Grand Prix. The Monegasque attempted to push past his team-mate on the inside of Turn Three, but rode the kerbs and instead launched his vehicle into the rear of Vettel's machine. The impact severely damaged the rear of the four-time champion's car, tearing off the rear wing and forcing him to pit and retire after a Safety Car had been deployed.