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2015 FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH

Posted: 17 Jun 2015, 20:21
by KevC
2015 FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH


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Spielberg
Lap length 4.326km (2.688 miles)
Race laps 71
Race distance 307.02km (190.773 miles)
Pole position Left-hand side of the track
Lap record* 1’08.337 (Michael Schumacher, 2003)
Fastest lap 1’07.908 (Michael Schumacher, 2003, qualifying one)
Maximum speed 301.5kph (187.343 mph)
DRS zone/s (race) Pit straight and second straight
Distance from grid to turn one 185m

Schedule
Friday 19th June 2015
Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice 1: 10:00-11:30 (UK time: 9:00-10:30)
Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice 2: 14:00-15:30 (UK time: 13:00-14:30)
Saturday 20th June 2015
Austrian Grand Prix Free Practice 3: 11:00-12:00 (UK time: 10:00-11:00)
Austrian Grand Prix Qualifying: 14:00 (UK time: 13:00)
Sunday 21st June 2015
Austrian Grand Prix: 14:00 (UK time: 13:00)

Previous Winners
2014 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes Red Bull Ring
2013-2004 Not held
2003 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari A1-Ring
2002 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
2001 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes
2000 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes
1999 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari
1998 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes
1997 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault


Massa on board 2014


Schumacher on board 1997


Facts and Figures from the last race

Lewis Hamilton could equal a record which has stood for 45 years at the next round of the championship.

Hamilton’s victory in Canada means he has now led 16 races in a row, beginning with the Hungarian Grand Prix last year. He needs one more to match the record of 17 set by Jackie Stewart between the 1968 United States and 1970 Belgian Grands Prix.

The championship leader led all bar one of the 70 laps at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. His career total now stands at 2,143, moving him ahead of Nigel Mansell. Only four drivers have led more laps: Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost and Sebastian Vettel.

Along with his 37th win Hamilton took his 44th career pole position – appropriately for the driver of car number 44 – which moved him within one of the driver in third place on the all-time record list. That is Sebastian Vettel, who with 45 pole positions has the most of any driver currently competing.

Hamilton also equalled Vettel’s best run of consecutive front row starts with his 14th. But he needs to keep going for ten more races to equal the record set by Ayrton Senna. That would take Hamilton until the Mexican Grand Prix in November.

Hamilton’s victory gave Mercedes their first win in Canada and their 35th win in total. That puts them level with Renault and Brabham in sixth place on the all-time winners’ list. Second place for Nico Rosberg gave Mercedes their 20 one-two finish.

Third on the grid for Kimi Raikkonen was his best in over two years, when he was second for Lotus at Shanghai in 2013. Lotus also had their best two-car qualifying performance since 2013 – fifth and sixth the highest they’ve seen since Hungary that year. For Pastor Maldonado, sixth was his best since he lined up third at Abu Dhabi in 2012.

Raikkonen also out-qualified Vettel for the first time this year. Roberto Merhi did the same to Will Stevens, which means there are no drivers on the grid who haven’t out-qualified their team mate at least once this year.

In the race, Raikkonen set the fastest lap for the 42nd time in his career. That puts him on his own in second place on the all-time ranking, with one more than Prost and needing 25 more to catch Schumacher.

Valtteri Bottas became the first driver not in a Mercedes or a Ferrari to finish on the podium this year. And Pastor Maldonado scored his first points of the second, leaving only the Manor drivers and Fernando Alonso yet to score.

Current Standings

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Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH

Posted: 18 Jun 2015, 14:26
by Ferrariman60
Let's try to get more people following this race!

Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH

Posted: 18 Jun 2015, 14:34
by François
This is one of the few tracks that might be really interesting if the cars weren't so boring. True driver's circuit.

Quali was cool last year because everybody was still rediscovering the track and making mistakes. I doubt we'll get that lucky again, so little chance of an upset. Maybe some terrible weather would help a little bit.

Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH

Posted: 18 Jun 2015, 14:39
by Ferrariman60
I agree with your analysis of the circuit - this place rewards bravery, turns 1 and 2 especially. Get in there late on the brakes and get out of there hard on the power, you'll be well on your way to a decent lap time.

Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH

Posted: 18 Jun 2015, 15:42
by François
This kind of statement makes me wish "lift and coast" wasn't a thing in F1.

Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH

Posted: 18 Jun 2015, 18:09
by François
RBR still being huge dicks about Renault. What happened to winning together, losing together?

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/119559

If only they spent their energies complaining about the (utterly stupid) engine development freeze and the absurd token system instead of blaming it all on a supplier who has ZERO chance to catch up under the current regs. What's Abiteboul supposed to do, pull horsepowers out of his magic hat?

Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH

Posted: 19 Jun 2015, 08:21
by iceman1
Maybe he should focus more on his BMX championships :lol:

Terrible start for Alonso. Engine problem.

Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH

Posted: 19 Jun 2015, 08:23
by iceman1
Vettel has stopped between T1 and T2.

"I lost drive."

Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH

Posted: 19 Jun 2015, 08:33
by iceman1

Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH

Posted: 19 Jun 2015, 08:49
by iceman1
The shorter nose!
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Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH

Posted: 19 Jun 2015, 13:55
by FelipeMasr
The Ferraris' pace is encouraging, however no long runs for Vettel unfortunately... Let's hope they can get some data tomorrow morning.

Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH

Posted: 19 Jun 2015, 20:19
by Edi96
Williams is looking good. The updates seem to work and they always find a few extra tenths at this track. I expect a close battle with Ferrari.

Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH

Posted: 20 Jun 2015, 09:38
by donald29
I fear this rain could hurt Williams' competitiveness in qualifying.

Hopefully Ferrari's pace is genuine and we can see a fight between them and Mercedes in the race!

Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH

Posted: 20 Jun 2015, 12:12
by François
Damp Q1, interesting for once. Any more rain on the way?

Re: 2015 FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH

Posted: 20 Jun 2015, 12:15
by iceman1
Amusing Q1 really. Hope it stays like that.

Prediction is only 30% rain chance.