Formula One - Austrian Grand Prix Preview

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<div id="auto-racing-preview"> <div class="details"> <p> <span class="label">Date:</span> Sunday, June 22 </p> <p> <span class="label">Start Time:</span> 8 a.m. ET </p> <p> <span class="label">Site:</span> Red Bull Ring -- Spielberg, Styria, Austria </p> <p> <span class="label">Track:</span> 4.326 km (2.688 miles), 9-turn road course </p> <p> <span class="label">Laps:</span> 71 </p> <p> <span class="label">Miles:</span> 190.773 (307.020 km) </p> <p> <span class="label">Capacity:</span> 100,000+ </p> <p> <span class="label">Total purse:</span> </p> <p> <span class="label">Payouts:</span> </p> <p> <span class="label">Year:</span> 27th (first since 2003) </p> <p> <span class="label">On TV:</span> NBC Sports Network </p> <p> <span class="label">Announcers:</span> </p> <p> <span class="label">On Radio:</span> </p> <p> <span class="label">Race record:</span> Michael Schumacher, 2003 (1 hr., 24 mins., 4.888 secs.) </p> <p> <span class="label">Qualifying record:</span> Rubens Barrichello, 2002 (1 min., 8.082 seconds) </p> </div> <div class="last-year"> <h3>2003 Finish</h3> <p> <span class="label">Defending champion:</span> Michael Schumacher last won this race in '03 </p> <p> <span class="label">Runner up:</span> Kimi Raikkonen in '03. </p> <p> <span class="label">Pole winner:</span> Michael Schumacher (1:09.150) </p> <p> <span class="label">Top 10:</span> </p> <p>1. Michael Schumacher (Start: 1)</p> <p>2. Kimi Raikkonen (2)</p> <p>3. Rubens Barrichello (5)</p> <p>4. Jenson Button (7)</p> <p>5. David Coulthard (14)</p> <p>6. Ralf Schumacher (10)</p> <p>7. Mark Webber (17)</p> <p>8. Jarno Trulli (6)</p> <p>9. Antonio Pizzonia (8)</p> <p>10. Cristiano da Matta (13)</p> <p> <span class="label">Average speed:</span> 213,003 kph </p> <p> <span class="label">Time of race:</span> 1 hr., 24 mins., 4.888 secs. </p> <p> <span class="label">Margin of victory:</span> 3.362 secs. </p> <p> <span class="label">Caution flags:</span> </p> <p> <span class="label">Lead changes:</span> </p> </div> <div class="past-winners"> <h3>Past winners</h3> <p> <span class="label">2013</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">2012</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">2011</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">2010</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">2009</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">2008</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">2007</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">2006</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">2005</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">2004</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">2003</span> Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 1:24:04.888 </p> <p> <span class="label">2002</span> Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 1:33:51.562 </p> <p> <span class="label">2001</span> David Coulthard, McLaren-Mercedes, 1:27:45.927 </p> <p> <span class="label">2000</span> Mika Hakkinen, McLaren-Mercedes, 1:28:15.818 </p> <p> <span class="label">1999</span> Eddie Irvine, Ferrari, 1:28:12.438 </p> <p> <span class="label">1998</span> Mika Hakkinen, McLaren, 1:30:44.086 </p> <p> <span class="label">1997</span> Jacques Villeneuve, Williams, 1:27:35.999 </p> <p> <span class="label">1996</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">1995</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">1994</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">1993</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">1992</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">1991</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">1990</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">1989</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">1988</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">1987</span> Nigel Mansell, Williams, 1:18:44.898 </p> <p> <span class="label">1986</span> Alain Prost, McLaren, 1:21:22.531 </p> <p> <span class="label">1985</span> Alain Prost, McLaren, 1:20:12.583 </p> <p> <span class="label">1984</span> Niki Lauda, McLaren, 1:21:12.851 </p> <p> <span class="label">1983</span> Alain Prost, Renault, 1:24:32.745 </p> <p> <span class="label">1982</span> Elio de Angelis, Lotus, 1:25:02.212 </p> <p> <span class="label">1981</span> Jacques Laffite, Ligier, 1:27:36.47 </p> <p> <span class="label">1980</span> Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Renault, 1:26:15.73 </p> <p> <span class="label">1979</span> Alan Jones, Williams, 1:27:38.01 </p> <p> <span class="label">1978</span> Ronnie Peterson, Lotus, 1:41:21.57 </p> <p> <span class="label">1977</span> Alan Jones, Shadow, 1:37:16.49 </p> <p> <span class="label">1976</span> John Watson, Penske, 1:30:07.86 </p> <p> <span class="label">1975</span> Vittorio Brambilla, March, 0:57:56.69 </p> <p> <span class="label">1974</span> Carlos Reutemann, Brabham, 1:28:44.72 </p> <p> <span class="label">1973</span> Ronnie Peterson, Lotus, 1:28:48.78 </p> <p> <span class="label">1972</span> Emerson Fittipaldi, Lotus, 1:29:16.66 </p> <p> <span class="label">1971</span> Jo Siffert, BRM, 1:30:23.91 </p> <p> <span class="label">1970</span> Jacky Ickx, Ferrari, 1:42:17.30 </p> <p> <span class="label">1969</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">1968</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">1967</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">1966</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">1965</span> , , ot Held </p> <p> <span class="label">1964</span> Lorenzo Bandini, Ferrari, 2:06:18.23 </p> </div> <div class="last-race"> <h3>Last race</h3> <p> <span class="label">Race:</span> Canadian Grand Prix (June 8) </p> <p> <span class="label">Site:</span> Circuit Gilles Villeneuve -- Montreal, Quebec, Canada </p> <p> <span class="label">Miles:</span> 189.694 (305.270 km) </p> <p> <span class="label">Laps:</span> 70 </p> <p> <span class="label">Finish line order:</span> Daniel Ricciardo, Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, Nico Hulkenberg </p> <p> <span class="label">Time of Race:</span> 1 hr., 39 mins., 12.830 secs. </p> <p> <span class="label">Average speed:</span> 184.613 kph </p> <p> <span class="label">Margin of victory:</span> 4.236 secs. </p> <p> <span class="label">Caution flags:</span> </p> <p> <span class="label">Lead changes:</span> </p> <p> <span class="label">Lap leaders:</span> </p> </div> <div class="entry-list"> <h3>Entry list</h3> <p> <span class="label">#1 Sebastian Vettel</span> (Heppenheim, Germ) Red Bull Racing-Renault </p> <p> <span class="label">#3 Daniel Ricciardo</span> (Perth, Australia) Red Bull Racing-Renault </p> <p> <span class="label">#4 Jules Bianchi</span> (Nice, France) Marussia-Ferrari </p> <p> <span class="label">#6 Nico Rosberg</span> (Wiesbaden, Germany) Mercedes </p> <p> <span class="label">#7 Kimi Raikkonen</span> (Espoo, Finland) Ferrari </p> <p> <span class="label">#8 Romain Grosjean</span> (Geneva,Switzerland) Lotus-Renault </p> <p> <span class="label">#9 Marcus Ericsson</span> (Kumla, Sweden) Caterham-Renault </p> <p> <span class="label">#10 Kamui Kobayashi</span> (Hyogo, Japan) Caterham-Renault </p> <p> <span class="label">#11 Sergio Perez</span> (Guadalajara, Mexico) Force India-Mercedes </p> <p> <span class="label">#13 Pastor Maldonado</span> (Maracay,Venezuela) Lotus-Renault </p> <p> <span class="label">#14 Fernando Alonso</span> (Oviedo, Spain) Ferrari </p> <p> <span class="label">#17 Jules Bianchi</span> (Nice, France) Marussia-Ferrari </p> <p> <span class="label">#19 Felipe Massa</span> (Sao Paulo, Brazil) Williams-Mercedes </p> <p> <span class="label">#20 Kevin Magnussen</span> (Roskilde, Denmark) McLaren-Mercedes </p> <p> <span class="label">#21 Esteban Gutierrez</span> (Monterrey, Mexico Sauber-Ferrari </p> <p> <span class="label">#22 Jenson Button</span> (Frome, England) McLaren-Mercedes </p> <p> <span class="label">#25 Jean-Eric Vergne</span> (Pontoise, France) Toro Rosso-Renault </p> <p> <span class="label">#26 Daniil Kvyat</span> (Bashkortostan, Russia) Toro Rosso-Renault </p> <p> <span class="label">#27 Nico Hulkenberg</span> (Emmerich, Germany) Force India-Mercedes </p> <p> <span class="label">#44 Lewis Hamilton</span> (Stevenage, England) Mercedes </p> <p> <span class="label">#77 Valtteri Bottas</span> (Nastola, Finland) Williams-Mercedes </p> <p> <span class="label">#99 Adrian Sutil</span> (Starnberg, Germany) Sauber-Ferrari </p> </div> <div class="leading-contenders"> <h3>Leading contenders</h3> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"> <tbody> <tr> <th align="left" class="name">Name</th> <th align="right" class="year">1995</th> <th align="right" class="year">1996</th> <th align="right" class="year">1997</th> <th align="right" class="year">1998</th> <th align="right" class="year">1999</th> <th align="right" class="year">2000</th> <th align="right" class="year">2001</th> <th align="right" class="year">2002</th> <th align="right" class="year">2003</th> </tr> </tbody> <tr> <td class="name">Nico Rosberg</td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="name">Lewis Hamilton</td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="name">Daniel Ricciardo</td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="name">Fernando Alonso</td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year">Ret</td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year">Ret</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="name">Sebastian Vettel</td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="name">Jenson Button</td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year">5</td> <td align="right" class="year">Ret</td> <td align="right" class="year">7</td> <td align="right" class="year">4</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="name">Kimi Raikkonen</td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year">4</td> <td align="right" class="year">Ret</td> <td align="right" class="year">2</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="name">Felipe Massa</td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year">Ret</td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> </tr> </table> <p /> <p /> <p /> <p /> </div> <div class="notes"> <h3>Notes</h3> <Notes> The Austrian Grand Prix at Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria is the eighth round on the 2014 Formula One calendar. <P>Even though the last Austrian GP was 11 years ago, there are four drivers on the grid who have F1 racing experience at this circuit when it was known as the A1-Ring. Jenson Button has made four appearances here from 2000-2003. Button's best result here came at the most recent race in 2003 when he qualified seventh and finished fourth for BAR/Honda.</P> <P>Kimi Raikkonen has three Austrian GPs to his credit. In 2001, he started ninth for Sauber and finished fourth to claim the second of four points finishes in his debut season. In 2002, having moved to McLaren, his race was stopped after seven laps with engine failure, but the following year, again with McLaren, he qualified and finished in second place.</P> <P>Fernando Alonso has raced here twice, with Minardi in 2001 and with Renault in 2003. On both occasions, he failed to finish. His first attempt was ended by gearbox trouble after 38 laps and an engine problem saw him exit the '03 race after 44 laps.</P> <P>Felipe Massa raced at the A1-Ring for Sauber in his debut season, 2002. He qualified seventh but retired from the grand prix with a suspension problem after seven laps.</P> <P>Two other current drivers have racing experience here: McLaren's Kevin Magnussen raced at the circuit last year in Formula Renault 3.5 Series with DAMS. Magnussen finished both weekend races in third place. Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat raced at the Red Bull Ring in 2012 in Formula Renault 2.0 Alps. Kvyat won both races of the fifth-round weekend.</P> <P>Kvyat's Toro Rosso teammate, Jean-Eric Vergne, has driven the Red Bull Ring but only in a show car run for sister team Red Bull Racing in 2013. Red Bull Racing drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel have also visited the track, Ricciardo for a filming day, while Vettel drove the track last month, piloting a 2012 Red Bull Racing RB8 for a promotional film about F1's return to Austria.</P> <P>McLaren is the most successful team at the Austrian GP with six wins. The victories came in 1984 with Niki Lauda, in 1985-86 with Alain Prost, in 1998 and 2000 with Mika Hakkinen and in 2001 with David Coulthard. The next most successful team is Ferrari with five wins (1964, '70, '99, 2002 and '03) and Lotus with four (1972, '73, '78 and '82).</P> <P>Alain Prost has the most victories of any driver at the Austrian GP. Prost won in 1983 with Renault and then took back-to-back wins for McLaren in 1985-86.</P> <P>Red Bull Ring's current configuration largely mirrors that of the A1-Ring where the race was won from pole position three times in seven events. Jacques Villeneuve won from the front of the grid in 1997, as did Mika Hakkinen in 2000 and Michael Schumacher in 2003. The A1-Ring race was only won from further back than third on the grid once, in 2001, when David Coulthard started in seventh position.</P> <P>Round 9 in this year's F1 world championship is the July 6 British Grand Prix in Silverstone, England. Nico Rosberg won last year's race there.</P> </Notes> </div> </div>

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