Posts Tagged ‘2015 Austrian Grand Prix’

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John Watson, Penske PC4 Ford, Austrian GP August 1976. Watson and Penske’s first GP wins.

Given the junk ‘Tilke Tele Circuits’ on which the circus races too much these days the old tracks, not that the ‘Red Bull Ring’, goes back as far as Monza or Spa, are important for their own sake as great ‘theatres’ but also to remind us of the heritage for which we are all responsible.

I’m not suggesting F1’s Venture Capital Fund owners, CVC give a ‘Rats Toss’ about heritage mind you.

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Pastor Maldonado, Lotus E23 Mercedes, Austrian GP June 2015. Pastor was 7th in the race won by Nico Rosberg’s Mercedes F1 W06. (reddit.com)

Etcetera…

It was Tilke’s work to shorten the fast, long Osterreichring, used for the Austrian GP from 1970-1987 to the shorter A1-Ring used for the race from 1997-2003 aka Red Bull Ring now. The Styrian Mountains setting to start with was so good even he couldn’t bugger the thing up completely in its transformation to the modern age…

Photo Credit…reddit.com

 

Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria. Sunday 21 June 2015. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF-15T, leads Felipe Massa, Williams FW37 Mercedes. World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _R6T5991

Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria.
Sunday 21 June 2015.
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF-15T, leads Felipe Massa, Williams FW37 Mercedes.
World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic. 

Lewis Hamilton did one lap all weekend that was quicker than Nico Rosberg – that which secured him pole. Other than that, Rosberg was just slightly quicker and better over the three days. Even his start was superior – and that made his race. From there it was just a matter of converting his superior pace into the result, and that’s how it unfolded’.

Read on for Mark Hughes’ race report;

http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/f1/reports/2015-austrian-gp-report/

Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria. Sunday 21 June 2015. The Safety Car leads the field as Marshals clear the scene of the crash between Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari SF-15T, and Fernando Alonso, McLaren MP4-30 Honda. World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _R6T5880

Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria.
Sunday 21 June 2015.
The Safety Car leads the field as Marshals clear the scene of the crash between Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari SF-15T, and Fernando Alonso, McLaren MP4-30 Honda.
World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic.