Max Verstappen took poll ahead of Sunday´s Austrian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton slumped to fourth behind Lando Norris and Sergio Perez.
As in last week´s Styrian Grand Prix - won by Verstappen - Mercedes'´Hamilton was fastest in practice but was overtaken in qualifying by Red Bulls and Verstappen.
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And with British McLaren driver Lando Norris finishing second fastest and Verstappen´s team-mate Perez ahead of Hamilton in third, the seven-time champion had to settle for fourth place.
The Red Bull team-mates embraced at the end after another dominant display from Red Bull.
¨To be on poll twice here is very good, said Verstappen. "Hopefully we can finish the job tomorrow.¨
Perez added: ¨In the end we got a good lap and a good starting position for tomorrow. I believe we´ve got a better race care than qualifying.¨
Norris, starting in second on Sunday, earned plenty of plaudits for a fantastic drive as he continues his impressive season with McLaren.
¨I feel epic,¨he said. ¨This is cool! That was probably one of the best laps I have done, it puts us in a great position tomorrow.¨
Lewis Hamilton - who signed a two-year contract extension with Mercedes on Saturday - now has a mountain to climb as he faces slipping further behind in the overall standings as Red Bull have all the momentum.
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