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2017 Austrian Grand Prix - Stats & Facts

Written by  Jul 06, 2017

The Austrian Grand Prix is a Formula One race which was held in 1964, 1970–1987, 1997–2003 and returned to the Formula One calendar in 2014 after the circuit's new owners Red Bull had reached an agreement with Bernie Ecclestone to revive the Austrian Grand Prix after a ten-year absence from the calendar.

The event visited two different locations in the Zeltweg area located in Spielberg in southeastern Austria.

The Grand Prix was first held at an airfield for two years, then moved to a permanent race track called the Österreichring was built in 1969 and Formula One first raced there in 1970 and each subsequent race has been held there in three distinct periods as the circuit has been redeveloped and sold.

 

Austrian Grand Prix, Round nine of the 2017 Formula 1 season

Circuit Name: Red Bull Ring

Race Laps: 71

Circuit Length: 4.326 km (2.688 mi)

Race Length: 307.146 km (190.848 mi)

Number of corners: 10 (7 Right, 3 Left)

DRS Zone: Two Zones (zone 1 Between turn 2 and 3, Zone 2 Start/Finish Line Between Turn 10 and 1)

Distance from Pole to T1 Apex: 330.8 m

Pole Position Side: Left

Pit Lane Length under Speed Limit Control: 358.1 m

Drive-Through Time at 80 km/h: 16.1 s

Lap Time at Full Throttle: 56 %

Gear Changes per lap: 32

Braking Events (>2G) 6

Heavy Braking Events (<0.4s @ >4G) 4

Fuel Consumption: Medium

Maximum Lateral G-Force: 4.4 G

Maximum Speed: 322 km/h

Track Evolution (P1 – Qualifying): High

 Key Overtaking Opportunities: T2, T3

Circuit Direction: Clockwise

Pole Position 2016: Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes 1:07.922

Race Track Record: 1:08.337 Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) 2003

Absolute Lap Record: 1:06.228 Lewis Hamilton, Q2, 2016

 

Pirelli used compounds

Tyres that must be available (one of them to be used) at some point in the race:

One set of P Zero Yellow soft

One set of P Zero Red Super-Soft

Tyres assigned for Q3 in qualifying:                     

One set of P Zero Purple Ultra-Soft

Teams/Drivers compounds choice

Driver

Soft

Super-Soft

Ultra-Soft

Lewis Hamilton

2

3

8

Valtteri Bottas

1

4

8

Daniel Ricciardo

2

2

9

Max Verstappen

2

2

9

Sebastian Vettel

1

5

7

Kimi Raikkonen

2

4

7

Sergio Perez

1

2

10

Esteban Ocon

1

2

10

Lance Stroll

1

4

8

Felipe Massa

2

3

8

Stoffel Vandoorne

1

2

10

Fernando Alonso

1

2

10

Daniil Kvyat

2

3

8

Carlos Sainz

2

3

8

Romain Grosjean

1

5

7

Kevin Magnussen

1

5

7

Nico Hulkenberg

2

3

8

Jolyon Palmer

2

3

8

Marcus Ericsson

2

4

7

Pascal Wehrlein

3

3

7

 

THE CIRCUIT FROM A TYRE POINT OF VIEW:

 

MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING

“The natural selection for this type of circuit is the three softest compounds in the range. Having said that, we’ve seen in the past that Austria also has the capability to spring a few surprises. When we get there we’ll see if one stops or two are more likely, but it will be important for teams to build some flexibility into the strategies as well. Longitudinal forces – so traction and braking – are the key aspects in Austria, rather than cornering. In spite of that, there’s still a good chance of the lap record coming down, as we saw in Baku”.

 

AUSTRIA MINIMUM STARTING PRESSURES (SLICKS)

EOS CAMBER LIMIT

 

Austrian Grand Prix Winners 1964 – 2016

 

Year

 

Driver

Constructor

Location

2016

 

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

Red Bull Ring

2015

 

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

2014

 

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

2013

 

Not held

 

2004

 

2003

 

Michael Schumacher

Ferrari

A1-Ring

2002

 

Michael Schumacher

Ferrari

2001

 

David Coulthard

McLaren-Mercedes

2000

 

Mika Hakkinen

McLaren-Mercedes

1999

 

Eddie Irvine

Ferrari

1998

 

Mika Hakkinen

McLaren-Mercedes

1997

 

Jacques Villeneuve

Williams-Renault

1996

 

Not held

 

1988

 

1987

 

Nigel Mansell

Williams-Honda

Österreichring

1986

 

Alain Prost

McLaren-TAG

1985

 

Alain Prost

McLaren-TAG

1984

 

Niki Lauda

McLaren-TAG

1983

 

Alain Prost

Renault

1982

 

Elio de Angelis

Lotus-Ford

1981

 

Jacques Laffite

Ligier-Matra

1980

 

Jean-Pierre Jabouille

Renault

1979

 

Alan Jones

Williams-Ford

1978

 

Ronnie Peterson

Lotus-Ford

1977

 

Alan Jones

Shadow-Ford

1976

 

John Watson

Penske-Ford

1975

 

Vittorio Brambilla

March-Ford

1974

 

Carlos Reutemann

Brabham-Ford

1973

 

Ronnie Peterson

Lotus-Ford

1972

 

Emerson Fittipaldi

Lotus-Ford

1971

 

Jo Siffert

BRM

1970

 

Jacky Ickx

Ferrari

1969

 

Not held

 

1965

 

1964

 

Lorenzo Bandini

Ferrari

Zeltweg Airfield

 

 

Multiple Winners (Drivers)

 

# wins

Driver

Years

3

Alain Prost

1983, 1985, 1986

2

Ronnie Peterson

1973, 1978

Alan Jones

1977, 1979

Mika Hakkinen

1998, 2000

Michael Schumacher

2002, 2003

Nico Rosberg

2014, 2015

  

Multiple Winners (Constructors)

 

# Wins

Constructor

Years Won

6

 McLaren

1984, 1985, 1986, 1998, 2000, 2001

5

 Ferrari

1964, 1970, 1999, 2002, 2003

4

 Lotus

1972, 1973, 1978, 1982

3

 Williams

1979, 1987, 1997

 Mercedes

2014, 2015, 2016

2

 Renault

1980, 1983

 

Numbers and Facts

 

Most wins (driver) 3, Alain Prost 1983 – 1985 – 1986 (Michael Schumacher + Mika Hakkinen each with 2 wins)

Most wins (constructor) 6,McLaren (1984 – 1985 – 1986 – 1998 – 2000 – 2001)

Wins from pole position 8 (1971 – 1972 – 1978 – 1985 – 1997 – 2000 – 2003 – 2016)

Lowest grid for past winner 14, Alan Jones – 1977 (Here: David Coulthard, P7 in 2001)

Most recent 1-2 finish 2015 Mercedes (Nico Rosberg – Lewis Hamilton)

Most emphatic win (here) 1986 1 lap, Alain Prost – Michele Alboreto (2000, 12.535s between Mika Hakkinen + David Coulthard)

Closest winning margin 1982, 0.05s, Elio de Angelis – Keke Rosberg (Here: 2002, 0.182s between M.Schumacher – R.Barrichello)

Rain-affected races 3 (1975 – 1976 – 1978)

Safety Car-affected races 7 1998 – 2000 – 2001 – 2002 – 2003 – 2015 – 2016

Red Flag (and result declared) races 1, 1975 (Chequered flag shown @ 29/ 54 laps) Red flagged in ‘78 and restarted, red flagged twice in ‘87 and started 3 times!

Fastest race 1975, 29 laps @ 57’56.69 (full distance GP – 1987, 52 laps @ 1:18’44.898) (2003, 71 laps @ 1:24’04.888)

Slowest race 1964, 105 laps @ 2:06’18.23 (2002, 69 laps @ 1:33’51.562)

Most pole positions (driver) 3 Niki Lauda (1974 – 1975 – 1977) and Rene Arnoux (1979 – 1980 – 1981) (Here: M.Schumacher + Hakkinen 2 pp)

Most pole positions (constructor) 7, Ferrari (1974 – 1975 – 1977 – 1983 – 2001 – 2002 – 2003) Ferrari most (at RBR also), 3

 

What Happened last race here?

Lewis Hamilton started the race from pole and went on to win the race after colliding with Rosberg on the final lap; as a result, Rosberg finished fourth behind Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen.

2016 Race Classification

Pos.

Driver

Constructor

Time/Retired

Grid

1

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:27:38.107

1

2

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer

+5.719

8

3

Kimi Raikkonen

Ferrari

+6.024

4

4

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

+26.710

6

5

Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer

+30.98

5

6

 Jenson Button

McLaren-Honda

+37.706

3

7

Romain Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

+44.668

13

8

Carlos Sainz Jr.

Toro Rosso-Ferrari

+47.400

15

9

Valtteri Bottas

Williams-Mercedes

+1 lap

7

10

Pascal Wehrlein

MRT-Mercedes

+1 lap

12

11

Esteban Gutierrez

Haas-Ferrari

+1 lap

11

12

Jolyon Palmer

Renault

+1 lap

19

13

Felipe Nasr

Sauber-Ferrari

+1 lap

21

14

 Kevin Magnussen

Renault

+1 lap

17

15

Marcus Ericsson

Sauber-Ferrari

+1 lap

18

16

Rio Haryanto

MRT-Mercedes

+1 lap

20

17

Sergio Perez

Force India-Mercedes

Accident

16

18

Fernando Alonso

McLaren-Honda

Battery

14

19

Nico Hulkenberg

Force India-Mercedes

Brakes

2

20

Felipe Massa

Williams-Mercedes

Brakes

PL

Ret

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari

Accident

9

Ret

Daniil Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Ferrari

Mechanical

PL

 

Did you know?

DRIVERS

Sebastian Vettel has still not won back-to-back Grand Prix since he won the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix. That race ended a 9-race run of victories that started in Belgium, (BEL, ITA, SIN, KOR, JAP, IND, ABU, USA, BRA)

Vettel will celebrated his 30th birthday last Monday on 3rd July

Vettel must avoid getting 3 or more penalty points in Austria. He is currently on 9 points and a ban will kick-in if he reaches 12. He loses 2 points but not until the Monday after the race

Vettel and Lewis Hamilton are the only drivers to have finished in the points in all races so far this season

Hamilton is just 2 pole positions from equalling Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 68 F1 GP pole positions. Since he has been at Mercedes he has taken pole 40 times already. That is nearly 50% of all races he’s started for the team (40/ 83 = 48.2%).  Hamilton has won (56) 28.7% of all GP he’s started (196) and is in the top 10 drivers races to win ratio of all-time. This is how he compares:-1. Fangio 47.0%, 2. Ascari 40.6%, 3. Clark 34.7%, 4. M. Schumacher 29.7%, 5. Hamilton 28.6%, 6. Ja. Stewart 27.2%, 7. Prost 25.6%, 8. A. Senna 25.5%, 9=. Vettel 24.2% (45/ 186) AND S. Moss 24.2%

Hamilton starting to trouble Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 116 front row starts. Hamilton has to date started 111 Grand Prix from the front row

In Baku Valtteri Bottas’s beat Gilles Villeneuve, Jochen Rindt, Francois Cevert, Didier Pironi and Nick Heidfeld’s 13 F1 career podiums

Kimi Raikkonen’s next win if ever it comes will be the 21st of his F1 career and will also be the most by a Finnish driver in F1. Currently he shares the record of 20 wins

by a Finn with Mika Hakkinen

Daniel Ricciardo will celebrated his 28th birthday last Saturday, 1st July

The Spanish Grand Prix marked the first anniversary of Max Verstappen’s first Grand Prix win. He has until the Singapore Grand Prix in September to win a second while still a teenager. (20th birthday on September 30th 2017). He is of course, so far the only teenager in F1 history to win a F1 World Championship Grand Prix and could still become the only teenager to take pole position too for a F1 World Championship Grand Prix. Max and Ricardo Rodriguez who started the 1961 Italian Grand Prix from P2 in his Ferrari when aged 19 years and 208 days are the only teenage drivers to date to have started a Grand Prix from the front row (Max the youngest, at the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix where he started P2 he was aged18 years and 333 days

Sergio Perez needs just 1 more podium to become the Mexican driver with the most F1 podiums (currently = with Pedro Rodriguez on 7)

 

CONSTRUCTORS

Ferrari has still not scored consecutive pole positions since Fernando Alonso took pole for the Scuderia at the 2012 British and German Grand Prix and has still not

scored a consecutive front row lock-out since Michael Schumacher and Felipe Massa lock-out the front row for the 2006 US and French Grand Prix

Ferrari last season was the only team to score championship points at all 21 events

Mercedes in Austria will be aiming to lockout the front row for the 50th time. The all-time record is 62 and is jointly held by McLaren and Williams

Mercedes and Red Bull are just 2 podiums apart. Mercedes has 138 podium places to date while Red bull has 140. The most is Ferrari with 715

Red Bull has achieved a podium result for at least one of their drivers in 104 different F1 Grand Prix. Mercedes has achieved their podium score in 88 Grand Prix

The current Williams team traces its origins back to the setting up of Williams Grand Prix Engineering by Frank Williams and Patrick Head in 1977. This year the team will be celebrating its 40th anniversary. The team began by running a March for Belgian Patrick Neve who sadly died earlier is year and later in 1978, became a constructor running a single FW06 car for Alan Jones. In 1979 the team expanded to 2 cars with Clay Regazzoni joining Jones. Regazzoni won Williams’s first Grand Prix, at Silversone in 1979 while Jones claimed Williams’s first driver’s and first constructor’s titles in 1980. Frank Williams had made his first forays into F1 in 1969, running a Brabham for Piers Courage. Campaigns with De Tomaso, private March’s, with his own cars and ex-works Heskeths latterly in conjunction with Canadian-Austrian entrepreneur Walter Wolf followed but it wasn’t until Williams teamed up with Head and started a new team all over again that Williams’s F1 fortunes really took off 

Azerbaijan marked the 100th Grand Prix since Williams last won a race (Spain 2012 with Pastor Maldonado)

Williams last led a Grand Prix here 3 years ago. They have competed 59 times since

The TAG-Heuer engine won its third Grand Prix in Azerbaijan. It is the same number of F1 World Championship Grand Prix as won by the Matra engine

 

AUSTRIN GRAND PRIX

This year is the 30th F1 World Championship-qualifying Austrian GP. 2017 is also the 30th anniversary of the final Austrian GP to run on the full Osterreichring

Mercedes chasing a record-breaking 4th Austrian GP victory in a row. Mercedes currently shares the 3-in-a-row record with McLaren (1984, 1985 and 1986)

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes chasing both a hat trick of 2017 poles and a hat trick of Austrian GP poles. Of the latter, only Rene Arnoux and Renault (1979 – 1980 - 1981) have previously achieved the Austrian GP pole position hat trick

Hamilton is the only driver racing this year who has previously won the Austrian GP, while he and Felipe Massa are the only drivers racing here this year who have previously taken pole position for the Austrian GP

Driver’s Championship standing

Pos

Driver

Car

Points

1

Sebastian Vettel

FERRARI

153

2

Lewis Hamilton

MERCEDES

139

3

Valtteri Bottas

MERCEDES

111

4

Daniel Ricciardo

RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER

92

5

Kimi Raikkonen

FERRARI

73

6

Max Verstappen

RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER

45

7

Sergio Perez

FORCE INDIA MERCEDES

44

8

Esteban Ocon

FORCE INDIA MERCEDES

35

9

Carlos Sainz

TORO ROSSO

29

10

Felipe Massa

WILLIAMS MERCEDES

20

11

Nico Hulkenberg

RENAULT

18

12

Lance Stroll

WILLIAMS MERCEDES

17

13

Kevin Magnussen

HAAS FERRARI

11

14

Romain Grosjean

HAAS FERRARI

10

15

Pascal Wehrlein

SAUBER FERRARI

5

16

Daniil Kvyat

TORO ROSSO

4

17

Fernando Alonso

MCLAREN HONDA

2

18

Jolyon Palmer

RENAULT

0

19

Marcus Ericsson

SAUBER FERRARI

0

20

Stoffel Vandoorne

MCLAREN HONDA

0

21

Antonio Giovinazzi

SAUBER FERRARI

0

 

Constructor’s Championship standing

Pos

Team

Points

1

MERCEDES

250

2

FERRARI

226

3

RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER

137

4

FORCE INDIA MERCEDES

79

5

WILLIAMS MERCEDES

37

6

TORO ROSSO

33

7

HAAS FERRARI

21

8

RENAULT

18

9

SAUBER FERRARI

5

10

MCLAREN HONDA

2

 

Driver’s penalty points:

Driver

Penalty points

Sebastian Vettel

9

Carlos Sainz

7

Kevin Magnussen

5

Jolyon Palmer

5

Sergio Perez

5

Daniil Kvyat

5

Nico Hulkenberg

4

Esteban Ocon

4

Romain Grosjean

3

Stoffel Vandoorne

3

Pascal Wehrlein

2

Kimi Raikkonen

2

Felipe Massa

2

Lewis Hamilton

2

Jenson Button

2

Max Verstappen

1

 

 

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