Austrian Grand Prix

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Flag of Austria.svg Austrian Grand Prix
A1-Ring
Österreichring-A1Ring.svg
Race information
Laps 69
Circuit length 4.326 km
Race length 298.494 km
Number of times held 27
First held 1963, First F1-1964
Last held 2003
Most wins (drivers) France Alain Prost (3)
Most wins (constructors) United Kingdom McLaren (6)
Last race (2003):
Pole position Germany Michael Schumacher
Italy Ferrari
1:09.150
Podium 1. Germany Michael Schumacher
Italy Ferrari
1:24:04.888
2. Finland Kimi Räikkönen
United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
+3.362s
3. Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Italy Ferrari
+3.951s
Fastest lap Germany Michael Schumacher
Italy Ferrari
1:08.337

The Austrian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race. The first event was held in 1964 at a race track on the Zeltweg Airfield. The track was deemed too dangerous. It was narrow and very bumpy. Spectators complained of poor viewing areas. The FIA removed the race from the F1 calendar until a better circuit was built.

From 1970 until 1987, the event was held at the Österreichring, near Zeltweg. In 1975, it was called the European Grand Prix. In 1987, the FIA decided that the circuit was too dangerous. The race was dropped for a decade.

In 1995 and 1996, the track was modified and brought up to modern standards. The race returned to F1 in 1997. The circuit was renamed the A1-Ring, after a sponsor. Most of the new track is in Spielberg. Spielberg was now used as the location of the Grand Prix. The final Austrian Grand Prix was held in 2003.

Winners of the Austrian Grand Prix[change | change source]

Repeat winners (drivers)[change | change source]

Number of wins Driver Years
3 France Alain Prost 1983, 1985, 1986
2 Sweden Ronnie Peterson 1973, 1978
Australia Alan Jones 1977, 1979
Finland Mika Häkkinen 1998, 2000
Germany Michael Schumacher 2002, 2003

Active drivers are in bold.

Repeat winners (constructors)[change | change source]

# Wins Constructor Years Won
6 United Kingdom McLaren 1984, 1985, 1986, 1998, 2000, 2001
5 Italy Ferrari 1964, 1970, 1999, 2002, 2003
4 United Kingdom Lotus 1972, 1973, 1978, 1982
3 United Kingdom Williams 1979, 1987, 1997
2 United Kingdom Brabham 1963, 1974
France Renault 1980, 1983

Active constructors are in bold.
Event that were not part of the Formula One World Championship have a pink background.

By year[change | change source]

Year Driver Constructor Location
2003 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari A1-Ring
2002 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari A1-Ring
2001 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes A1-Ring
2000 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes A1-Ring
1999 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari A1-Ring
1998 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes A1-Ring
1997 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault A1-Ring
1996
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1988
Not held
1987 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda Österreichring
1986 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Österreichring
1985 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Österreichring
1984 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG Österreichring
1983 France Alain Prost Renault Österreichring
1982 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford Österreichring
1981 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra Österreichring
1980 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault Österreichring
1979 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford Österreichring
1978 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford Österreichring
1977 Australia Alan Jones Shadow-Ford Österreichring
1976 United Kingdom John Watson Penske-Ford Österreichring
1975 Italy Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford Österreichring
1974 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford Österreichring
1973 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford Österreichring
1972 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Österreichring
1971 Switzerland Jo Siffert BRM Österreichring
1970 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari Österreichring
1969
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1965
Not held
1964 Italy Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari Zeltweg Airfield
1963 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax Zeltweg Airfield

Event that were not part of the Formula One World Championship have a pink background.

Austrian Grand Prix records[change | change source]