Austrian Grand Prix

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Austrian Grand Prix
Red Bull Ring
(1997–2003, 2014–present)
Circuit Red Bull Ring.svg
Race information
Number of times held39
First held1963
Most wins (drivers)France Alain Prost (3)
Most wins (constructors)United Kingdom McLaren (6)
Italy Ferrari (6)
Circuit length4.318 km (2.683 mi)
Race length306.452 km (190.420 mi)
Laps71
Last race (2020)
Pole position
Podium
Fastest lap

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. The Grand Prix returned to the Formula One calendar in 2014.

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

Repeat winners (drivers)[change | change source]

Drivers in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.
A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

Wins Driver Years won
3 Switzerland Jo Siffert 1968, 1969*, 1971
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
Germany Nico Rosberg 2014, 2015
Netherlands Max Verstappen 2018, 2019
Finland Valtteri Bottas 2017, 2020

* Shared win with Kurt Ahrens, Jr.

Repeat winners (constructors)[change | change source]

Teams in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.
A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

Wins Constructor Years won
6 Italy Ferrari 1964, 1965, 1970, 1999, 2002, 2003
United Kingdom McLaren 1984, 1985, 1986, 1998, 2000, 2001
5 Germany Mercedes 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020
4 United Kingdom Lotus 1972, 1973, 1978, 1982
3 Germany Porsche 1966, 1968, 1969
United Kingdom Williams 1979, 1987, 1997
2 United Kingdom Brabham 1963, 1974
France Renault 1980, 1983
Austria Red Bull 2018, 2019

Repeat winners (engine manufacturers)[change | change source]

Manufacturers in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.
A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

Wins Manufacturer Years won
10 United States Ford * 1967, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982
8 Germany Mercedes ** 1998, 2000, 2001, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020
6 Italy Ferrari 1964, 1965, 1970, 1999, 2002, 2003
3 Germany Porsche 1966, 1968, 1969
Luxembourg TAG *** 1984, 1985, 1986
France Renault 1980, 1983, 1997
2 Japan Honda 1987, 2019

* Built by United Kingdom Cosworth, funded by Ford (except 1967)

** Between 1998-2001 built by United Kingdom Ilmor, funded by Mercedes

*** Built by Germany Porsche

Year by year[change | change source]

The Österreichring with the chicane, used from 1977 to 1987
The original Österreichring, used from 1969 to 1976
Zeltweg Airfield, used from 1963 until 1968

A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

Year Driver Constructor Location Report
1963 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax Zeltweg Airfield Report
1964 Italy Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari Zeltweg Airfield Report
1965 Austria Jochen Rindt[1] Ferrari Zeltweg Airfield Report
1966 Germany Gerhard Mitter
Germany Hans Herrmann[1]
Porsche Report
1967 Australia Paul Hawkins[1] Ford Report
1968 Switzerland Jo Siffert[1] Porsche Report
1969 Switzerland Jo Siffert
Germany Kurt Ahrens, Jr.[1]
Porsche Österreichring Report
1970 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari Österreichring Report
1971 Switzerland Jo Siffert BRM Report
1972 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Report
1973 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford Report
1974 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford Report
1975 Italy Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford Report
1976 United Kingdom John Watson Penske-Ford Report
1977 Australia Alan Jones Shadow-Ford Report
1978 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford Report
1979 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford Report
1980 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault Report
1981 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra Report
1982 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford Report
1983 France Alain Prost Renault Report
1984 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG Report
1985 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Report
1986 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Report
1987 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda Report
1988

1996
Not held
1997 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault A1-Ring Report
1998 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes Report
1999 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari Report
2000 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes Report
2001 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes Report
2002 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
2003 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
2004

2013
Not held
2014 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes Red Bull Ring Report
2015 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes Report
2016 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report
2017 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Report
2018 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer Report
2019 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda Report
2020 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Report


Broadcasting[change | change source]

United Kingdom[change | change source]

Year Network Lap-by-lap Colour commentator(s)
2017 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
Channel 4 Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2016 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
Channel 4 Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2015 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
BBC One Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2014 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
BBC One Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2003 ITV James Allen Martin Brundle
2002 Mark Blundell
F1 Digital+ Ben Edwards John Watson
2001 ITV Murray Walker Martin Brundle
2000
1999
1998
1997
1987 BBC Two James Hunt
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980
1979
1978
1977 ITV Andrew Marriott

Austrian Grand Prix records[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Higham, Peter (1995). The Guiness Guide to International Motor Racing. p. 350. ISBN 0851126421.