Austrian Grand Prix

Formula 1 Grand Prix

The Austrian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race. The first event was held in 1964 at a race track on the Zeltweg Airfield. The track was deemed too dangerous. It was narrow and very bumpy. Spectators complained of poor viewing areas. The FIA removed the race from the F1 calendar until a better circuit was built.

Flag of Austria.svg Austrian Grand Prix
A1-Ring
Österreichring-A1Ring.svg
Race information
Laps 69
Circuit length 4.326 km
Race length 298.494 km
Number of times held 32
First held 1963, First F1-1964
Most wins (drivers) France Alain Prost (3)
Most wins (constructors) United Kingdom McLaren (6)
Last race (2003):
Pole position Germany Michael Schumacher
Italy Ferrari
1:09.150
Podium 1. Germany Michael Schumacher
Italy Ferrari
1:24:04.888
2. Finland Kimi Räikkönen
United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
+3.362s
3. Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Italy Ferrari
+3.951s
Fastest lap Germany Michael Schumacher
Italy Ferrari
1:08.337

From 1970 until 1987, the event was held at the Österreichring, near Zeltweg. In 1975, it was called the European Grand Prix. In 1987, the FIA decided that the circuit was too dangerous. The race was dropped for a decade.

In 1995 and 1996, the track was modified and brought up to modern standards. The race returned to F1 in 1997. The circuit was renamed the A1-Ring, after a sponsor. Most of the new track is in Spielberg. Spielberg was now used as the location of the Grand Prix. The final Austrian Grand Prix was held in 2003. The Grand Prix returned to the Formula One calendar in 2014.

Winners of the Austrian Grand PrixEdit

Repeat winners (drivers)Edit

Number of wins Driver Years
3   Alain Prost 1983, 1985, 1986
2   Ronnie Peterson 1973, 1978
  Alan Jones 1977, 1979
  Mika Häkkinen 1998, 2000
  Michael Schumacher 2002, 2003

Active drivers are in bold.

Repeat winners (constructors)Edit

# Wins Constructor Years Won
6   McLaren 1984, 1985, 1986, 1998, 2000, 2001
5   Ferrari 1964, 1970, 1999, 2002, 2003
4   Lotus 1972, 1973, 1978, 1982
3   Williams 1979, 1987, 1997
2   Brabham 1963, 1974
  Renault 1980, 1983

Active constructors are in bold.
Event that were not part of the Formula One World Championship have a pink background.

By yearEdit

Year Driver Constructor Location
2003   Michael Schumacher Ferrari A1-Ring
2002   Michael Schumacher Ferrari A1-Ring
2001   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes A1-Ring
2000   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes A1-Ring
1999   Eddie Irvine Ferrari A1-Ring
1998   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes A1-Ring
1997   Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault A1-Ring
1996
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1988
Not held
1987   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda Österreichring
1986   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Österreichring
1985   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Österreichring
1984   Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG Österreichring
1983   Alain Prost Renault Österreichring
1982   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Ford Österreichring
1981   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra Österreichring
1980   Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault Österreichring
1979   Alan Jones Williams-Ford Österreichring
1978   Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford Österreichring
1977   Alan Jones Shadow-Ford Österreichring
1976   John Watson Penske-Ford Österreichring
1975   Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford Österreichring
1974   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford Österreichring
1973   Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford Österreichring
1972   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Österreichring
1971   Jo Siffert BRM Österreichring
1970   Jacky Ickx Ferrari Österreichring
1969
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1965
Not held
1964   Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari Zeltweg Airfield
1963   Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax Zeltweg Airfield

Event that were not part of the Formula One World Championship have a pink background.


BroadcastingEdit

United KingdomEdit

Year Network Lap-by-lap Colour commentator(s)
2017 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
Channel 4 Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2016 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
Channel 4 Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2015 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
BBC One Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2014 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
BBC One Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2003 ITV James Allen Martin Brundle
2002 Mark Blundell
F1 Digital+ Ben Edwards John Watson
2001 ITV Murray Walker Martin Brundle
2000
1999
1998
1997
1987 BBC Two James Hunt
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980
1979
1978
1977 ITV Andrew Marriott

Austrian Grand Prix recordsEdit