It is the 36th time that Formula 1 has visited the Spielberg circuit: the last Grand Prix to date is Austria 2022, which was contested last year in the wake of the Styrian Grand Prix on the same route. Here’s everything you need to know to take this test.
Austrian GP schedule and TV schedule for 2022
For the French public, as since 2013, it will be necessary to count on the broadcast of the event by the Canal+ group, which organizes the programming on its various channels. The group will offer its usual coverage of all sessions throughout the weekend. Note, for the second time this year the format of the weekend changes as it includes a sprint on Saturday afternoon!
|Friday, July 8
||Free training 1||13:30 – 14:30||Canal+ Sport|
17:00 – 18:00
|Saturday 9 July
||Free training 2||12:30 – 13:30||Canal+ Sport
|Sprint||4:30 p.m.||Canal+ Sport
|Sunday, July 10
Info and prices
The Spielberg circuit has hosted almost the entire Austrian F1 Grand Prix, under its various names and configurations: the Österreichring between 1970 and 1987, the A1-Ringen between 1997 and 2003 and therefore the Red Bull Ring since 2014. In 2020 and 2021, due to Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the circuit also organized the Styrian Grand Prix. The only event on Austrian soil that was not run on the Spielberg circuit was the very first one, which was held on the Zeltweg, a small airfield track a few kilometers from the current track.
4,318 km long and consists of 10 bends, the Red Bull Ring promotes speed with three full loads and, above all, the fewest number of laps on the schedule. However, on a technical level, the various turns are not easy, as almost all of them are affected by changes in the slope of the track, which is located in the mountainous region of Styria. In the race, you must drive 71 laps, for a total distance of 306,452 km.
|Pole record|| Valtteri Bottas
(average: 246.982 km/h)
|Best lap of the race|| Carlos Sainz
(average: 236,895 km/h)
The last 10 polemen and winners in Spielberg
In a mountainous area where weather conditions change very quickly at times, it is difficult at the moment to see a clear trend for the weekend. While the temperature should reach a maximum of 22°C, Saturday looks set to be the most beautiful day, while the risk of showers should be considered on Friday and Sunday.
Next race: French Grand Prix (July 22-24)