The Styrian Mountains in Austria will once again echo with the exhilarating sounds as the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix rolls. As fans gather in the nine- grandstands overlooking the ten-turn track, plan your visit now to ensure that you don't miss out on this once-a-year event.
All timings mentioned are according to track time.
The second, shorter qualifying session on the second day, the Sprint Shootout, has replaced the second one-hour practice session, setting the grid for the Sprint.
Saturday is now a standalone event, where the Sprint Shootout and F1 Sprint do not impact the Grand Prix and encourages drivers to push more in the Sprint for more points.
What to Expect in June?
The Austria GP 2023 will be starting from June 30 with the Practice 1 and Qualifying Race. It will go on till July 2nd when the final race will take place.
The Austria GP 2023 is going to be held in the Red Bull Ring circuit. The Red Bull Ring circuit is located at Str.1, 8724, Spielberg, Austria.
The Austria GP will be held on for three days. The timing for each day will vary. While Day 1 will begin at 17:00, the final race will start at 18:30.
The key change is that the result of Saturday’s shorter race will no longer affect the grid for Sunday’s Grand Prix and will be decided by Friday’s qualifying session. The fastest car on Friday evening will start from the pole on Sunday.
In contrast to past seasons, the Sprint race outcome in 2023 will not determine the starting grid for the Grand Prix. Consequently, there will be only one practice session on Friday before qualifying, establishing the starting grid for Sunday's Grand Prix.
The most significant modification to the F1 format is the introduction of the "F1 Sprint Shootout," which serves as a new qualifying format for the Sprint race. In previous seasons, the Friday qualifying session established the grid for Saturday's sprint race, which would then determine the basis for the grid on Sunday. However, this year, the F1 Sprint Shootout will be a separate one-time qualifying event for the Sprint race, held before Saturday's event on the same Grand Prix weekend.
The sprint shootout does not affect the final grid position, as it is a standalone event of the Grand Prix now. In fact, the grid for the final race on Sunday is determined by the qualifying session on Friday.
There are many ways to get to the Austria GP. You can either fly to the the Flughafen Fraz which is closest to the circuit, or you can take a flight to the Vienna International Airport. Vienna Airport is a better option since it has better connectivity.
Yes, all the facilities including merchandise, food and beverages, parking, public toilets, and power outlets.
The weather during Austria GP will be sunny, with the summer season starting in Austria in June. You should ideally wear comfortable t-shirts and pants with a pair of comfortable shoes. Carry an umbrella along as it might rain.