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By Michael Emons

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  1. Back at 12:30 BST on Sunday

    What are your plans for tomorrow? Cancel them. We've got a race on.

    The most jumbled up grid of the season so far, with no Mercedes driver on the front row.

    Charles Leclerc, looking for his first ever race win, starts in pole with 2018 winner Max Verstappen alongside him. Valtteri Bottas starts third with Lando Norris, in only the ninth race of his career, in fourth.

    Championship leader Lewis Hamilton will have to fight his way up from fifth, while Sebastian Vettel is languishing back in ninth.

    We get going at 12:30 BST with the race starting at 14:10 BST. Very much hope you can all join us. It's going to be great.

    In the meantime, here are a few things to have a look at...

    Thanks as always for your company and your comments. See you tomorrow.

  2. Leclerc on pole as Hamilton demoted - read the updated report

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer at the Red Bull Ring

    Charles Leclerc

    Ferrari's Charles Leclerc took pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix as world champion Lewis Hamilton was hit with a three-place grid penalty.

    Leclerc, 21, set two laps quick enough for pole and ended the session 0.259 seconds clear of Hamilton.

    The Mercedes driver was subsequently penalised for "unnecessarily impeding" Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen in Q1. Hamilton will now start fifth, with Red Bull's Max Verstappen promoted to second and Valtteri Bottas third.

    Britain's Lando Norris will line up in fourth place, the McLaren rookie initially having qualified in sixth but the beneficiary of both Hamilton's penalty and a five-place drop for Haas' Kevin Magnussen, who has been forced to change his gearbox.

    Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel failed to go out in Q3 because of an engine problem. Vettel's car had a problem with the air-pressure line to the engine and Ferrari had to withdraw him from qualifying after failing to fix it in time.

  3. 'A mistake on my behalf and I take full responsibility'

    Lewis Hamilton has just posted these messages on Instagram, in reaction to his three-place grid penalty that will drop him down to fifth.

    Hamilton Instagram
    Lewis Hamilton Instagram
  4. How they will start tomorrow

    Confirmation of what we had said about the new grid order for tomorrow.

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  5. "So I'm on the front row now?!"

    Max Verstappen
  6. Get Involved

    Reaction to Hamilton's three-place grid penalty #bbcf1

    Jeroen Demmendaal: How anyone could argue with this being a penalty, or not see it coming, is completely beyond me. Blindingly obvious from the moment it happened. Anyway, this all lines up pretty neatly for another Max Verstappen win tomorrow

    Oli Parkes: That is a disgusting decision

    Andy Chapman: Disappointing but justified. I still expect Hamilton to make progress from P5, especially with Vettel behind him.

  7. Post update

    We started off the weekend asking what was wrong with Formula 1 after the dullest of dull races in France last week.

    Now, this one is set up to be an absolute cracker. Just what the sport we all love badly needed.

  8. Get Involved #bbcf1

    Hamilton handed three-place grid penalty

    Jason Kurtz: This could be the best race of the season tomorrow! If Ferrari muck it up...

    Lee Rice: Suppose they had to really...couldn't do one without the other.

    Ferrari fan: Unfortunately the FIA shot themselves in the foot by giving Seb the same penalty last year even though the other driver was already into the next session in quali. So I think they had to for consistency.

    DW10: Suppose they got to try and do what ever they can to stop Hamilton winning the title before the summer break.

  9. Post update

    It means Lando Norris starts FOURTH! What a performance from the young Briton. His best ever race finish was the sixth place he secured in Bahrain in the second race of the season.

    Tomorrow could be a very special day indeed for him.

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  10. Watch as Hamilton impedes Raikkonen

    Here it is. This is the incident in qualifying that has led to Lewis Hamilton being demoted to fifth after originally qualifying second.

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  11. BreakingHamilton handed three-place grid penalty

    Here's the confirmation. Lewis Hamilton given a three-place penalty.

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  12. Post update

    If Hamilton does have a three-place penalty then our starting 10 will be like this tomorrow.

    1. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
    2. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
    3. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
    4. Lando Norris (McLaren)
    5. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
    6. Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo)
    7. Antonio Giovianzzi (Alfa Romeo)
    8. Pierre Gasly (Red Bull)
    9. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
    10. Kevin Magnussen (Haas)

    Five different teams in the top six. We've been waiting all season for a grid like this.

  13. Post update

    This has just been posted on Lewis Hamilton's official Instagram page. Still waiting for confirmation from the FIA.

    Lewis Hamilton Instagram
  14. Matsushita wins in F2

    In the FIA Formula 2 Championship, Japan's Nobuharu Matsushita has just taken his first ever Feature Race win in Austria.

    He overtook then-leader Nyck de Vries with five laps to go and then held on for the victory.

    Italy's Luca Ghiotto takes second and Brazil's Sergio Sette Camara crossed the line third, but drops down to fifth after a time penalty following a collision with team-mate Nicholas Latifi.

    De Vries gets moved up to third and France's Anthonie Hubert inherits fourth spot.

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  15. Watch Leclerc's record-breaking lap

    If you are going to get yourself on pole, you may as well set a new lap record in doing so.

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  16. 'A dramatic Saturday'

    Here are the best bits from what has been another dramatic day, with Sebastian Vettel failing to get out there for Q3 and his team-mate Charles Leclerc taking pole.

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  17. 'Apologies for ruining your lap'

    And here is the man in question, George Russell, with an apology to Danill Kvyat.

    The incident happened in qualifying and forced the Russian, after going extremely wide, to say over team radio "I could've killed someone".

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  18. Russell penalised

    More penalties. George Russell has been given a three-place grid penalty. He joins Magnussen, Hulkenberg, Albon and Sainz in being penalised this weekend. Still waiting to hear if Lewis Hamilton joins them on the naughty step.

    Russell penalty
  19. Don't miss the Chequered Flag Podcast

    Now is a good time to point you in the direction of the latest BBC Radio 5 Live Chequered Flag Podcast as our experts preview Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix. Click the link below to have a listen.

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