Sport highlights for the Red Bull Ring

07:42  01 july  2020
07:42  01 july  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

photo gallery: The history of the Austrian Grand Prix

 photo gallery: The history of the Austrian Grand Prix © Motorsport Images The Red Bull Ring looks back on a rich motorsport history On August 16, 1970, the first Formula 1 race took place at the Österreichring. 50 years later, the Alpine Republic is experiencing another premiere: two ghost races at the start of the season. We are tracing the path from the first airfield races at the military airport to the modern Red Bull Ring in Spielberg in a new photo gallery.

The first two races of the 2020 Formula 1 season will be held on the Spielberg race track in Austria.

Der Red-Bull-Ring ist seit 2014 jedes Jahr Gastgeber für die Königsklasse. © Photo: Erwin Scheriau / APA / dpa The Red Bull Ring has hosted the premier class every year since 2014.

The route: When the Österreich Ring was created in 1969, the course replaced the airfield runway in the nearby Zeltweg. The route was later called A1-Ring, before it was redesigned again with the money from Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz.

Spielberg has hosted the premier class every year since 2014. At 4.3 kilometers, the lap is rather short, but the profile is rather mountainous.

The location: idyllically in a basin, the route is far away from the metropolises into which the makers of Formula 1 are actually pressed. The next big city Graz is 75 km away. The Red Bull Ring focuses more on the rural charm of Styria.

Driving rain washes out final practice at F1's Styrian GP

  Driving rain washes out final practice at F1's Styrian GP SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Driving rain washed out the final practice session for Formula One's Styrian Grand Prix and threatened qualifying later Saturday. With the Red Bull Ring track drenched amid the incessant downpour, cars were unable to start third practice at the scheduled 12 p.m. local time. Qualifying was scheduled for 3 p.m. (1300 GMT). In the event of a complete washout Saturday, qualifying could be moved to Sunday morning with the race set to start at 3:10 p.m.The rain fell so heavily that firefighters had to remove excess water from the roof of one empty hospitality building. The race is being held without fans because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The statistics: The most successful pilot in Spielberg is the Frenchman Alain Prost, who came first three times. There was a German winner four times: Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg twice each. With six wins, McLaren holds the best record among the teams.

The unforgettable race: The stable order in Formula 1 will forever be associated with the 2001 Austrian race. “Let Michael pass for the championship” - “Let Michael pass for the World Cup” - at that time Ferrari team boss Jean Todt sparked Rubens Barrichello, who obediently made room for Schumacher on the home stretch and left second place. When Ferrari performed a similar spectacle a year later despite fierce criticism, the team order was initially banned.

This is how it went in the previous year: After a strong race to catch up, Max Verstappen squeezed past the long-time leading Ferrari star Charles Leclerc shortly before the end and pushed him off the track. Angry, Leclerc finished second, while Verstappen celebrated a party with the Oranje fans the year before. Sebastian Vettel had to make do with fourth place after a breakdown in qualifying.

Hamilton fastest in both practices for Austrian Grand Prix

  Hamilton fastest in both practices for Austrian Grand Prix SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first two practice sessions for the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Friday. The British driver twice finished ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas on the 4.3-kilometer (2.7-mile) Red Bull Ring circuit in Spielberg nestled at the foot of the Styrian mountains in southern Austria.Bottas was .356 seconds behind Hamilton in the damp and overcast morning run and improved to .197 back as the track dried and became warmer in the afternoon.

Enjoy the best bits of last year's amazing 4 Hours of the Red Bull Ring won by United Autosports. We'll return to Austria on July 22 for the third round of the 2018 season!

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Verstappen gambling on alternative strategy to upset Mercedes .
Max Verstappen admitted Mercedes are "on a different level" to his Red Bull team, but stressed he will race to complete a hat-trick of wins in Sunday’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix. The Dutchman wound up third behind pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas and six-time champion Lewis Hamilton in Saturday’s qualifying at his team’s Red Bull Ring home track. But he hopes that his team’s decision to go for an alternative strategy by starting on harder tyres can give him a chance to add to his wins in 2018 and 2019.

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