A1-Ring

Circuit Technical data
Location: Austria Power: 13
Date: Not on calendar Handling: 8
Race distance: 307.1km Acceleration: 9
Laps: 71 Downforce: Low
Lap distance: 4.325 km Overtaking: Easy
Average speed: 232.22 km/h Suspension rigidity: Medium
Grand Prix Held: 20 Fuel consumption: High
Number of corners: 9 Tyre wear: Medium
Time in/out of pits: 21s Grip level: Low
Category: F1
Records
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Season Best qualifying lap
S57, R4
Jan 31st, 2017
Christos Bobolis3 1:07.611s
Season Master
S63, R7
Feb 23rd, 2018
Jan Velske 1:08.878s
Season Pro
S76, R15
Jul 3rd, 2020
Alessandro Casagrande 1:10.114s
Season Amateur
S47, R17
Jun 19th, 2015
Agustín Avalis 1:11.564s
Season Rookie
S65, R7
Jun 26th, 2018
Jason Claydon 1:14.107s
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Season Track record
S65, R7
Jun 29th, 2018
Łukasz Dudek 1:07.054s
Season Master
S59, R13
Jul 7th, 2017
Atis Praudins 1:08.209s
Season Pro
S53, R15
Jul 1st, 2016
Jukka Häyhä 1:09.145s
Season Amateur
S53, R15
Jul 1st, 2016
Rodrigo Almeida 1:10.166s
Season Rookie
S53, R15
Jul 1st, 2016
Klaus Kiessling 1:11.741s
Description

The old Osterreichring was dropped from the F1 calendar amidst increasing safety concerns, following a series of accidents at starts in 1987. Many fans mourned the loss of the circuit, its high speed 5.9 mile lap having been the scene of some memorable races in the past. F1 did not return to the new A1-Ring until 1997, the track having been renamed as the Austrian telephone company financed the bulk of the much needed refurbishment work. There are corners on the new track named after Austrian racing legends - Jochen Rindt and Niki Lauda.

The new ring is a shorter, modern stop-go circuit. The high altitude has an adverse effect on engine performance, which is important here as the long straights require high sixth gear speed. The combination of high-speed straights and slow corners makes the circuit hard on brakes.

The first race in 1997 was won by Jacques Villeneuve, but only after Jarno Trulli had surprised all by leading in his Prost-Mugen Honda. The 1999 race saw the McLarens of Hakkinen and Coulthard collide at the second corner, with victory going to Eddie Irvine in his Ferrari. The event was eventually taken over by the local authorities as revenue proved lower than expected, but the race was removed from the F1 calendar in 2004 in a dispute over Austrias anti-tobacco legislation.

History
Season Race Winner Pole position Fastest lap
1 8 Cristian Iorga
1h31:03.030s
Manuel Gonzalez
2:29.787s
Daniel Cotlo
1:14.661s
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3 4 Cristian Iorga1
1h28:52.103s
Mariano Torregomez
2:24.100s
Cristian Iorga1
1:12.963s
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4 11 Edvinas Pranculevicius
1h27:20.930s
Vaidotas Valiukas
2:20.202s
Vaidotas Valiukas
1:11.844s
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6 14 Cristian Iorga1
1h29:02.153s
Cristian Iorga1
2:24.828s
Vladimir Islentiev
1:13.812s
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9 5 Maxim Kotov2
1h25:56.490s
Edvinas Pranculevicius
2:22.645s
Maxim Kotov2
1:10.730s
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11 3 Vladimir Islentiev2
1h25:50.364s
Gatis Laugalis1
2:31.830s
Jari Aareskoski
1:10.562s
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12 Test track Total test laps: 327948
Your test laps: ???
- Heidi Koski
1:06.338s
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19 3 Toygun Senler1
1h24:20.204s
Toygun Senler1
2:17.821s
Toygun Senler1
1:08.996s
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22 8 João Monteiro
1h24:22.809s
João Monteiro
2:19.664s
Paul Lynch
1:09.586s
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24 17 Zdenek Hladik1
1h23:48.262s
Edvinas Pranculevicius2
2:17.319s
Zdenek Hladik1
1:09.304s
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28 12 Justinas Smyšliajevas2
1h23:20.057s
Wojciech Uzikowski
2:18.556s
Toygun Senler3
1:08.811s
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35 1 Rimantas Sagatas1
1h24:43.577s
Rimantas Sagatas1
2:17.936s
Sion Francis
1:09.212s
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42 5 Guy Smets
1h36:36.669s
Rimantas Sagatas2
2:38.968s
Alexey Manukalov
1:19.108s
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47 17 Zdenek Hladik3
1h24:06.959s
Roland Postle3
2:17.778s
Christos Bobolis
1:08.863s
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52 Test track Total test laps: 1217285
Your test laps: ???
- Michael Keeney
1:08.332s
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53 15 Ioannis Dimitroglou1
1h23:41.671s
Ioannis Dimitroglou1
2:18.591s
Christos Bobolis2
1:08.220s
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57 4 Nikolay Ivanov
1h24:19.599s
Christos Bobolis3
2:15.890s
Rafael Mantovani
1:07.640s
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59 13 Paulo Pinto
1h24:03.117s
Ioannis Dimitroglou3
2:17.875s
Paulo Pinto
1:07.662s
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63 7 Christos Bobolis4
1h27:18.971s
Radek Sus
2:18.425s
Lázsló Mizse
1:07.892s
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65 7 Ioannis Dimitroglou3
1h22:45.280s
Pavel Buhharin
2:19.178s
Łukasz Dudek
1:07.054s
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71 1 Ioannis Dimitroglou4
1h22:58.216s
Andreas Andreou
2:17.876s
Hauke Johannsen
1:07.461s
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73 Test track Total test laps: 1238942
Your test laps: ???
- Yiánnis Gripáris
1:08.399s
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76 15 Jasper Coosemans
1h22:51.078s
Jasper Coosemans
2:19.188s
Jasper Coosemans
1:07.244s
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