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Austrian Grand Prix

Everything you need to know about the Austrian Grand Prix

Round 10 - June 30th - July 2nd


Red Bull Ring, is a motor racing circuit located in Spielberg, Styria, Austria. The circuit was originally built in 1969 and was known as the Österreichring. It was extensively renovated and redesigned in the early 2000s and reopened in 2011 as the Red Bull Ring.

The circuit is 4.318 km (2.683 mi) long and features nine turns, including several high-speed corners and a long straightaway. The track is known for its elevation changes, with several uphill and downhill sections that provide a unique challenge for drivers.

The Red Bull Ring is a favorite among drivers, who appreciate the challenging layout and the stunning scenery of the surrounding Styrian mountains. The circuit is also known for its excellent facilities and the passionate Austrian fans who come out to support the race.

The Austrian Grand Prix has been held annually at the Red Bull Ring since 2014 and is one of the most popular races on the Formula One calendar. The race is known for its exciting on-track action, with several excellent overtaking opportunities, particularly at the end of the long straight up to turn 3.

In addition to hosting the Austrian Grand Prix, the Red Bull Ring also hosts a variety of other motor racing events, including the DTM touring car championship and the MotoGP motorcycle championship. The circuit is also open to the public for driving experiences, guided tours, and other events throughout the year.

The original Österreichring was built in 1969, as a replacement for the Zeltweg airfield circuit. The track known today as the Red Bull Ring was created over the winter of 1995, designed by Hermann Tilke, who turned the Österreichring into a shorter, more modern race track. Jacques Villeneuve won the first ever F1 race at the A1-Ring, as it was then called, in 1996.

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Red Bull Ring

Turns: 10
DRS Zones: 3
Circuit Length: 4.318 km (2.683 mi)
Total Race Distance: 306.452 km (190.420 mi)
Number of Laps: 71
Lap Record: 1:05.619 (Carlos Sainz, 2020)

What happened at the 2023 Austrian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen once again dominated the Austrian Grand Prix, he took his fifth victory in a row. The race win meant he is now fifth in the all time grand prix winners list with 42 one surpassing the late great Ayrton Senna. A home win for Red Bull also meant they have won 10 consecutive races, one race win off tying McLaren for most race wins in a row by a team with 11.

The rest of the podium was finished off by Charles Leclerc in second taking Ferrari's second podium of the season. Meanwhile Sergio Perez fought his way up the field from 15th on the grid to third place after failing to get through to Q3 for the fourth time in a row.

The race was nothing short of entertainment with battles up and down the field. The on track battles were not the only thing being watch as track limits were the key talking point of the weekend. Throughout the race seven drivers received five second penalties for exceding track limits which became a fustration for Lewis Hamilton just 13 laps into the race. However track limits became more of an issue after the race.

Aston Martin protested the final race classification which was then upheld by the FIA. Five hours after the race finished the FIA had found that seven drivers would receive time penalties for track limits. As well as the penalties handed out it was found out that 83 lap times were deleted throughout the race and there was over 1200 incidents of track limit violations.

The seven drivers who received post race penatlies were:
Carlos Sainz - 10 seconds
Lewis Hamilton - 10 seconds
Pierre Gasly - 10 seconds
Alex Albon - 10 seconds
Esteban Ocon - 30 seconds
Logan Sargeant - 10 seconds
Nyck De Vries - 15 seconds
Yuki Tsunoda - 5 seconds

Last 5 Winner

Max Verstappen, Red Bull
2022: Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
2021: Max Verstappen, Red Bull
2020: Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes
2019: Max Verstappen, Red Bull


Friday June 30th:
Practice 1 (FP1) : 12:30 - 13:30 (Finished)
Qualifying: 16:00 - 17:00 (Finished)

Saturday July 1st:
Sprint Qualifying: 11:00 - 11:44 (Finished)
Sprint Race: 15:30 - 16:30 (Finished)

Sunday July 2nd:
Race Start: 14:00 (Finished)

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