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)|
|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)|
2014 Race Data
|Fastest P1 time||Fastest P2 time||Fastest P3 Time||Pole position time||Race Time||Fastest Lap|
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.