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2023 F1 Austrian Grand Prix preview

2023 F1 Austrian Grand Prix preview


This weekend, the Pink Bull Ring, set within the Styrian hills, will play host to the Austrian Grand Prix. The race serves as spherical ten of the 2023 Formulation 1 season and can see the return of the revised Dash race.

The Pink Bull Ring options one of many shortest tracks of the season, at simply 2.688 miles. It additionally options simply ten corners, which along with the brief size ends in a lap time of simply over a minute.

There are 4 lengthy straights, in addition to three DRS zones. They’re positioned on the primary straight, one other on the climb from Turns 2 to three, adopted by one other between Turns 3 and 4. They assist overtaking, notably within the braking space for Flip 3, which is the one actually demanding check for the brakes, whereas going into Flip 4 is one other passing alternative.

The Pink Bull Ring can be infamous for its aggressive curbs and is taken into account to be one of many hardest assessments for suspension. This is applicable particularly to the curbs on the exits of Turns 1, 6, and seven, which take a excessive toll on the automobiles because of the curbs’ top and the velocity at which the automobiles are touring.

Red Bull Ring, home of the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix

Pink Bull Ring, house of the Formulation 1 Austrian Grand Prix

The floor is low grip and low abrasion, with the monitor getting progressively faster because the weekend goes on. Although the asphalt is comparatively new, the monitor is sort of bumpy in locations, which makes it tough to search out constant grip. Pirelli has nominated the C3 compound because the White arduous, the C4 because the Yellow medium, and the C5 because the Pink delicate.

One different problem to look out for in the course of the Austrian spherical is climate. Given the excessive altitude of the Pink Bull Ring (roughly 2,100 toes), temperatures is usually a bit cool. The mountain location may also make climate a bit unpredictable. The present climate forecast requires delicate temperatures and the opportunity of rain on Saturday, although Sunday’s race ought to have positive and sunny circumstances.

The Austrian spherical will see 2023’s second working of the Saturday Dash race format, after the earlier run throughout spherical 4, the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. This season, the Dash race has been made a standalone occasion quite than the qualifier for the primary race, as was beforehand the case. It nonetheless has championship factors on the desk for each drivers and groups, nonetheless.

Going into the weekend, Pink Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen leads the Drivers’ Championship with 195 factors. Fellow Pink Bull driver Sergio Perez is second with 126 factors and Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso is third with 117 factors. Within the Constructors’ Championship, Pink Bull leads with 321 factors, versus the 167 of Mercedes and 154 of Aston Martin. Final yr’s winner in Austria was Charles Leclerc, driving for Ferrari.



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