The Circus of the Formula 1 never stops: from the Circuit Paul Ricard go directly to the Red Bull Ring, where the weekend will take place the Grand Prix, the ninth round of the season 2019. With its 4,318 km, the circuit is immersed in the picturesque setting of the Styrian mountains in austria is among the shortest in the calendar. The speed of the direction changes and the short lap contribute to the action on the track on the path of austria.
The Red Bull Ring consists of just ten curves: de facto, the heart of the track is constituted by four turns that end in a change of direction tight. The speed on the turns and the traction curve are the key elements to make a good impression on the track in austria. The choice of the tyres compared to last year is more conservative: if in 2018, the pilots had access to soft, supersoft and ultrasoft, this weekend will be to exploit the C2, the C3 and the C4, the compound intermediate of the range of Pirelli.
Last year to win was Max Verstappen: the pilot of the Red Bull preceded the two Ferrari drivers, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel. Mercedes accused even a double pickup with Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton: the result of the latter meant that Vettel took the head of the world. Twelve months later, the situation is very different: Ferrari is still looking for the first win of the season after eight races.
The challenge in Austria, we will play on the 71 laps, to get in on the Red Bull Ring, length is 4,318 km. The track record, 1’06″957, was cultured in 2018, from Kimi Raikkonen on Ferrari SF71H.
Here are the times to follow the race weekend in Austria:
Friday 28 June:
Free practice 1: 11: 00 am-12:30 – live on Sky SportF1 HD
Free practice 2: 15.00-16:30 – live on Sky SportF1 HD
Saturday 29 June:
Free practice 3: 12:00-13:00 – live on Sky SportF1 HD
Qualifications: 15:00-16:00 – live on Sky SportF1 HD
18:00 – Deferred on TV8
Sunday 30 June:
Grand Prize: 15:10 – live on Sky SportF1 HD
hours 18:00 – Deferred on TV8