PREVIEW – Spectacular Spielberg

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Round eight of the season takes us to Spielberg and the Red Bull Ring. The circuit has been part of the calendar on and off since the late 1960’s. the circuit was originally built in 1969 to replace the bland and bumpy Zeltweg Airfield in the late 60’s. The Red Bull Ring is very fast with sweeping corners and long straights.

Red Bull looks unlikely to win this race because of the nature of the circuit. All eyes will be on the fight between Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg. But, the circuit will mostly play to Mercedes.

 

Facts and figures

Race Großer Preis von Österreich
Venue Red Bull Ring
Circuit Lengths 4.326 km (2.688 mi)
Laps 71
Race Distance 307.146 km (190.848 mi)
Lap Record 1:08.337 (Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F2003-GA, 2003)
Most wins drivers Alain Prost (3)
Most wins manufacture McLaren (6)

 

Event timetable

  Local BST GMT
Friday
P1 1000-1130 0900-1030 0800-0930
P2 1400-1530 1300-1430 1200-1330
Saturday
P3 1100-1200 1000-1100 0900-1000
Qualifying  1400-1500 1300-1400 1200-1300
Sunday
Race 1400-1600 1300-1500 1200-1400

 

2014 Race Data

Fastest P1 time Fastest P2 time Fastest P3 Time Pole position time Race Time Fastest Lap
01:11.295 01:09.542 01:09.848 01:08.759 01:27:54.976 01:12.142

 

Classics

2002 – Ferrari instructed Rubens Barrichello to cede his victory to Michael Schumacher. Prompting a ban on team orders.

1972 – Emerson Fittipaldi glides his Lotus to victory against the McLarens of Denny Hulme and Peter Revson, giving himself an unbeatable lead in the Championship.

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