The F1 race at Montreal circuit two weeks ago comes back this weekend for the Austrian Grand Prix, held at Red Bull’s circuit in the Styrian Mountains. The Austrian Grand Prix is marked as one of the favourite circuit by F1 community covered by awesome scenery.
Austrian Grand Prix History:
The AGP has been held at different places in the Zeltweg area located in Spielberg in south eastern Austria i.e. Airfield circuit (1963–1964) and Österreichring (“Austrian circuit”) (1970–1987). In July 2013, it was reported that Red Bull had reached an agreement with Bernie Ecclestone to revive the Austrian Grand Prix after a ten-year absence from the calendar. The race, to be held at the Red Bull Ring (which is what the A1-Ring was renamed after being purchased by Red Bull, the track layout is still the same as before), was given a provisional date of July 2014.
The present circuit is the same as the one utilized somewhere around 1997 and 2003, with the first division about straight line speed and braking capacity. The center segment is all the more streaming, before a few precarious right handers to round off the shortest lap of the season as far as timing and just nine corners over the 4.326km.
“The circuit has a basic format and few corners thus the edges between drivers are littler contrasted with some different tracks,” clarifies Force India’s Sergio Pérez.
“It means a mistake in qualifying can set you back a long way. It requires a lot of concentration but it’s fun to drive, with elevation changes and some very tricky corners.”
Lewis Hamilton heads into the Austrian Grand Prix over Mercedes colleague Nico Rosberg to 17 points, fourth triumph of the year in Canada. Sebastian Vettel lies a further 26 points back in third position. Rosberg is the main champion of the Austrian Grand Prix, while last season the greater part of drivers had never raced at the Red Bull Ring.
Will Stevens: “I’ve had a couple of good performances at the Red Bull Ring in Formula Renault. It’s a great track and very different to the Canadian experience two weeks ago, but there are a few similarities between the two circuits, including the long straights and high speed corners.
Schedule for the race (GMT +2):
Friday 19 June
Rehearse One: 10:00 – 11:30
Rehearse Two: 14:00 – 15:30
Saturday 20 June
Rehearse Three: 11:00 – 12:00
Qualifying: 14:00 (60 minutes)
Sunday 21 June
Race: 14:00 (70 laps or two hours)