Austrian Grand Prix

Austrian Grand Prix

Red Bull Ring 7th – 9th July 2017

 

Circuit Location: Zeltweg

Length: 2.688m/4.326km

Laps: 71

Last Year’s Winner: Lewis Hamilton

Race Facts:

  • This is Red Bull’s home race
  • 10 Corners at the Red Bull Ring
  • Tire Choices are Ultrasoft, Supersoft and Soft

Statistics:

  • 2016 Pole Time: Hamilton (Mercedes) 1:07:922
  • 2016 Fastest Lap: 1:08:411
  • 2016 Winner’s Average Speed: 130.614MPH/210.203KPH
  • Circuit Lap Record: M. Schumacher (Ferrari, 2003) 1:08:337

 

Other Updates:

  • The FIA have ruled that Sebastian Vettel with receive no further action following his clash with Lewis Hamilton in Baku.
  • Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton will appear together today at Austrian Grand Prix press conference to discuss their incident.
  • Force India have reminded their drivers about safe team-mate contact in races.
  • Silverstone’s future is in jeopardy which may arise in today’s press conference.
  • I will write an update following today’s press conference.

Driver Birthdays:

  • Daniel Ricciardo celebrated his 28th birthday on July 1st
  • Sebastian Vettel turned 30 on July 3rd.

 

 

 

Sources Accessed:

Jones, B. (2017). Formula One 2017. London: Carlton Books Limited.