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Formula 1 Großer Preis von Österreich 2017

July 9, 2017 2 p.m. (local time)
Location Red Bull Ring
Circuit Length 4326 km km
Laps 0
Race Distance TBC
Lap Record 1:08.337 - M. Schumacher (2003)

Mercedes-Benz at Austrian Grand Prix

The origins of the Austrian Grand Prix began with a group of local motor racing enthusiasts in the 1950s, who created a circuit in the town of Zeltweg. Its first race was held was held 1958, with non-championship Formula One events following in 1961 and 1963. Zeltweg staged a World Championship race in 1964, but remained on the calendar for just that single year.

However, the growing success of local hero Jochen Rindt and the resultant rise of interest in the sport within Austria led to funding being made available for a purpose-built circuit. Thus the Österreichring was born, hosting its first Formula One race in 1970. It was one of the fastest circuits on the calendar and a true test of man and machine.

But after numerous start-line accidents on the narrow pit straight, arguments with local farmers over car parking and a growing feeling that the circuit was unsafe, it was eventually removed from the calendar in 1987.

The track gradually fell into disrepair until Austrian telecoms company A1 provided the funds to redevelop the venue, bringing Formula One racing back to Austria in 1997. It would continue to host Grands Prix for the next six years, before again being dropped from the calendar after the 2003 event. 2014 marked the first Austrian Grand Prix for 11 years and was spectacularly well attended by fans from across Europe.

Silver Arrows Mercedes-Benz Power
Wins 2 5
Podiums 4 15
Pole Positions 1 4
Front Row Starts 2 10
Fastest Laps 1 6
Starts 2 12

Circuit Characteristics

Circuit Length 4.326 km
Race Laps 71
Race Distance 307.020 km
Lap Record 1:08.337
Record Holder MSC (2003)
Distance from Pole to Turn 1 Apex 185
Pit Lane Length Under Speed Limit Control 290 m
Pit Lane Time at 80 km/h 19.0 s
Number of Corners 9 (2 Left, 7 Right)
Highest Lateral G 3.7 (T8/9)
% of Lap/ Lap Distance at Full Throttle 56 %/ 65 %
Fuel Consumption(1=Low/3 = High) 2
Braking Events 6 (3 Heavy)
Brake Energy (1 = Low / 3 = High) Low
Track Evolution (P1 - Qualifying) Medium
Tyre Compounds SS/ S
DRS Zone T 2-3/9-1
Key Overtaking Opportunities T 2

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