Here’s a look at the 2023 Austrian GP preview, schedule, live stream details and our predictions for the weekend in Montreal
The 2023 F1 season has got off to a sensational start and we are now all set for a resumption in action following a 14-day gap. F1 teams will head out to Austria for the Austrian Grand Prix, scheduled to take place from 30th June to 2nd July. The Austrian GP will take place at the picturesque Red Bull Ring Circuit in Spielberg.
Austrian GP 2023 Preview and Track
The Red Bull Ring is a motorsport race track in Spielberg, Austria. The race circuit was founded as Osterreichring and hosted the Austrian Grand Prix for eighteen consecutive years, from 1970 to 1987. It was later shortened, rebuilt and renamed the A1-Ring (A Eins-Ring), and it hosted the Austrian Grand Prix again from 1997 to 2003.
The Red Bull Ring was renamed and the track was reopened on 15 May 2011. Formula One returned to the circuit in the 2014 season. The Red Bull Ring circuit spans over a length of 4.318 km, comprising a total of 10 turns. It is an FIA Grade-1 licensed circuit.
The record of most wins at the Austrian GP is jointly held by three drivers – Jo Siffert, Alain Prost and Max Verstappen, all having won three titles each. When it comes to Constructors’, Ferrari are the most successful with 7 wins while McLaren are close in second place with six titles. Carlos Sainz holds the record of fastest lap timing – 1:05.619, while driving for McLaren in 2020.
Austrian GP 2023 Schedule
Practice 1: Friday, June 30 – 17:00 IST
Qualifying: Friday, June 30 – 20:30 IST
Sprint Shootout: Saturday, July 1 – 15:30 IST
Sprint: Saturday, July 1 – 20:00 IST
Race: Sunday, July 2 – 18:30 IST
Austrian GP 2023 Live Stream Details
Fans can catch the action on the ESPN network in the United States. Viewers in the UK can watch every session from the start of the first practice session to the end of the race on Sky Sports. In India, the qualifying session and main race will be broadcast live on F1 Pro TV. All practice sessions, qualifying sessions and the main race can also be streamed live on F1 Pro TV.
Austrian GP 2023 Predictions
Red Bull look invincible at the moment and they started the season with a bang. They didn’t have an ideal Canadian GP last weekend as Perez finished sixth but Verstappen notched up valuable points for the team by finishing on top of the podium. Other teams have a lot of catch up to do and the reigning champions are expected to dominate the grid once again. However, do keep your eyes on Lewis Hamilton, who is slowly getting back to his best. P1 for Verstappen, P2 for Hamilton and P3 for Perez is our prediction for the weekend.
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