Austrian GP circuit
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Red Bull Ring, Austria Circuit Guide
Returning to the grid in 2014 for the first time since 2003 and with a new name, the Red Bull Ring, the Austrian GP is a welcome addition to the calendar with the demise of the German GP still raw with the F1 community.
austrian f1 track
The circuit was part of the F1 calendar from 1962 until 1970 but due to plenty of accidents and unsafe situations the circuit was closed. Later in 1986 it went back into the calendar, which again disappeared after the race in 1992 making Nigel Mansell the last winner of the Grand Prix.
To host the Grand Prix of Mexico in 2015, the track has been completely rebuilt and has a capacity for more than 120,000 people. The main line will have just over 1,200 meters and the cars will reach speeds of over 205 mph (320 kph). It will be the second fastest in the Championship behind Monza.
challenging & high speed circuit
Situated 10 miles away from Mexico City centre, this track was named after the famous mexican racing drivers Ricardo and Pedro Rodríguez. With 4.304 km (2.674 mi) the circuit is characterised by a very uneven surface, mainly because Mexico City is located in a geologically active region. In addition, the racetrack 2,285 m (7,500 ft) above sea level, so breathing can be quite difficult for the drivers.Book Now
The track has 17 turns and 2 DRS activation points. Generally speaking, it’s a very fast track with many acceleration points. The first section is the long 1,200km straight, right before turn 1, which will likely lead to many overtaking opportunities throughout the race. One of the most interesting and beautiful sectors in the circuit is right at the end of the lap in turn 13 and 14. These are very slow but it’s been built in front of 2 massive public stands, which will be a perfect spot for the fans and spectacular for the drivers.
hints & tips
Our racing pro's have created some essential tips for your session with us:
Maintain a high minimum speed during Turn 1 to ensure good levels of downforce
Exit turn 2 thinking about the exit speed (it must be perfect!)
Always think about early acceleration
Straight-line as many corners as you can through Sector 3
Apex the final corner late to ensure you have a high top speed up the main straight