F1 2019: Austrian Grand Prix Preview

Mercedes are aiming to aiming to continue their domination as F1 heads to Austria. (Image credit: LAT Images)

After dominating the French Grand Prix last weekend, Mercedes will be hoping to continue their form as Formula One heads to Spielberg for the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix. 

Red Bull however will be eying up a fight as they aim to win their home race for the second consecutive season, whilst the midfield fight continues to heighten up. 

 

Track Guide

Red Bull Ring

Circuit: Red Bull Ring

Laps: 71

Race Distance: 306.452km

Tyre Compounds: C2, C3 and C4

 

Schedule

Date Session  Time (BST)
Friday 28th June Practice One 10:00am
Friday 28th June Practice Two 2:00pm
Saturday 29th June Practice Three 11:00am
Saturday 29th June Qualifying 2:00pm
Sunday 30th June Race 2:10pm

 

Three Pointers

  • Corner exit speed will be key to extracting maximum power along the straights and especially out of the slow Turn Three, which is likely to favour Mercedes. 
  • With a Saharan heatwave spreading across Europe, the C4 compound could be in for another test in regards to its tyre wear although Sunday is set to be the hottest day. 
  • Should C3 compound become the favourable race tyre then Ferrari are best placed, having brought more of that compound than rest of the field whilst Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton has brought two each of the C2 and C3 compounds which could make his strategy harder to call. 

 

If missed the opening six rounds of this season, get up to date with our race reviews.

 

 

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