Austrian Grand Prix
The Austrian Grand Prix was first run in 1963 at the Zeltweg Airfield circuit. The following year marked the first championship F1 event at the venue.
But the circuit was considered to be bland, bumpy, and dangerous. The event was discontinued until a new circuit, Österreichring was constructed in 1969. This circuit hosted the Austrian GP from 1970 to 1987, at which point it was also deemed to be too dangerous.
In 1996 the track was significantly redesigned by Hermann Tilke and renamed the A1 ring, where the Austrian GP was held from 1997 to 2003. In 2013 the circuit was bought by Red Bull, renamed the Red Bull Ring, and has held the Austrian GP from 2014 to the present.
|Austrian GP Details|
|Location||Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria|
|Date||29th June - 1st July 2018|
|Lap Length||2.683mi, 4.318km|
|Race Distance||190.420mi, 306.452km|
|Race lap record||1:06.957, Kimi Räikkönen, Ferrari, 2018|