Verstappen snatches dramatic Austrian Grand Prix win from Leclerc

Max Verstappen made an incredible recovery to win the Austrian Grand Prix after forcing Charles Leclerc off track in a gripping late battle.

Leclerc looked set to claim his maiden Formula One win at the Red Bull Ring, but the Ferrari driver was passed by Verstappen on lap 69 of 71.

Verstappen's win was under investigation after a clash of wheels with the Frenchman in a dramatic end to an eventful race, at a track where he was also victorious last year.

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Red Bull Racing's Dutch driver Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium after the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix in Spielberg on June 30, 2019. - Max Verstappen won the Austrian Grand Prix after overtaking Charles Leclerc's Ferrari in the closing laps with the stewards announcing an inquiry into the manoeuvre. (Photo by Andrej ISAKOVIC / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R) Ferrari's Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc, Red Bull Racing's Dutch driver Max Verstappen and Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas stand on the podium after the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix in Spielberg on June 30, 2019. - Max Verstappen won the Austrian Grand Prix after overtaking Charles Leclerc's Ferrari in the closing laps with the stewards announcing an inquiry into the manoeuvre. (Photo by JOE KLAMAR / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA - JUNE 30: Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing and The Netherlands during the F1 Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring on June 30, 2019 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA - JUNE 30: Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing and The Netherlands during the F1 Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring on June 30, 2019 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA - JUNE 30: Race winner Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring on June 30, 2019 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Ferrari's Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc is congratuled after the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix in Spielberg on June 30, 2019. (Photo by Andrej ISAKOVIC / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
Red Bull Racing's Dutch driver Max Verstappen is soaked in champagne as he celebrates on the podium after the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix in Spielberg on June 30, 2019. - Max Verstappen won the Austrian Grand Prix after overtaking Charles Leclerc's Ferrari in the closing laps with the stewards announcing an inquiry into the manoeuvre. (Photo by Andrej ISAKOVIC / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R) Ferrari's Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc, Red Bull Racing's Dutch driver Max Verstappen and Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas stand on the podium after the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix in Spielberg on June 30, 2019. - Max Verstappen won the Austrian Grand Prix after overtaking Charles Leclerc's Ferrari in the closing laps with the stewards announcing an inquiry into the manoeuvre. (Photo by JOE KLAMAR / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Red Bull Racing's Dutch driver Max Verstappen steers his car during the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix in Spielberg on June 30, 2019. (Photo by Andrej ISAKOVIC / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA - JUNE 30: Race winner Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring on June 30, 2019 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
30th June 2019, Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria; FIA Formula 1 Grand Prix, Race Day; Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport, Valtteri Bottas turns into the 1st corner (photo by Octane/Action Plus via Getty Images)
SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA - JUNE 30: Sebastian Vettel of Germany / Scuderia Ferrari at the F1 Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring on June 30, 2019 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Johannes Schedl/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)
Dutch fans attend the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix in Spielberg on June 30, 2019. (Photo by Andrej ISAKOVIC / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel steers his car during the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix in Spielberg on June 30, 2019. (Photo by Andrej ISAKOVIC / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton steers his car during the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix in Spielberg on June 30, 2019. (Photo by JOE KLAMAR / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Leclerc was clearly unimpressed with the way the Dutchman overtook, but it was down to the stewards to decide the outcome.

Verstappen had dropped from second to seventh in a poor start but stormed his way through the field - roared on by a huge army of Dutch fans.

Valtteri Bottas took third ahead of Sebastian Vettel after passing championship leader Lewis Hamilton late on.

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