Every year, the Formula One Austrian Grand Prix seems to be Red Bull’s opportunity to remind the world that their eXtrEme garbage beverage of choice comes from the central European nation, and to celebrate that heritage. Really, though, look at these matching lederhosen race suits. That’s too much, you guys.
Scuderia Ferrari showed off their latest, lightened Formula One head protection system (dubbed a “halo”) ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix, reports Motorsport.com. The latest version features a revised hoop with a wider arc so as to prevent a driver from hitting his head on it in the case of a major crash.
I spent most of my time at the Austrian Grand Prix at the GP2 paddock with Racing Engineering, and while their support quad did a fine job as a tow vehicle, Porsche Motorsport’s rather impractical golf cart took the crown easily.
The Wiener-Zeitung newspaper confirms that three pedestrians were killed and 36 more were injured in Saturday’s attack on the Graz city center, which was hosting events related to the Formula One Austrian Grand Prix. Police report that the suspect, Alen Rizvanović, has had struggles with mental health issues.
Pit stops can make or break you in Formula One, and for Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, a faulty wheel gun caused him to lose his position to Williams’ Felipe Massa. This is how Sebastian Vettel lost his podium finish.
Poor McLaren gets the indignity of making up an all-world-champion back row. But how? Why are they behind the Red Bulls when Red Bull broke the same rules by using a fifth power unit, too? Let us answer the irritating question of the season for the Austrian Grand Prix.
At least two people are dead and around thirty more are injured, according to the BBC, after a 26-year-old Austrian man in a Daewoo Rexton SUV drove into a crowd and started stabbing people at a square hosting an event related to the Austrian Grand Prix in nearby Graz. [UPDATED]
Not only did the F1 track play yodelling over the loudspeakers after the first Austrian Grand Prix in years, they put their models in traditional dirndls. This couldn't be more Austrian if it tried.
F1 is going back to Austria not this weekend but the one after. And here is the last, manic pole lap. Michael Schumacher, V10, and asyou can see in the screenshot above, lots of squirrely oversteer.