Austrian Grand Prix

Austrian Grand Prix 2022: Here Is The Guide

You still haven’t come to your senses after the race in Silverstone? We too. The 4.318-kilometer Red Bull Ring is ready to host 71 laps of the Austrian Grand Prix 2022 on Sunday, July 10, with qualifying on Friday and the sprint race on Saturday!

What are the most spectacular turns?

Red Bull Ring is both a short and a fast racing circuit. The track is 4.318 kms long and all the turns are pacing here at high speed, even if it doesn’t seem so. Two 90-degree turns as part of a quick double apex with high three straights separated by right-hander corners.

There are two turns out of 18 that always make an impression: Turn 3 and Turn 8. Tricky narrow, slippy. Such a combination of high speed makes Red Bull Ring one of the most spectacular racing tracks in Formula 1. Maximal speed here is 327.4kph (203.437 mph)!

Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg
Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg, photo credit: f1experiences.com

Besides, why is it about home for Red Bull Racing?

Austria is the home of Red Bull drink’s manufacturer. Those which “gives the wings”. But when we’re talking about race in Spielberg, we came to think that this is the most suitable track for current Red Bull drivers Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez. Why? 

The most significant component of winning the Austrian Grand Prix is to get the most downforce. Red Bull cars may not be able to provide complete reliability in the Formula 1 2022 season, but they have one advantage. The case is about downforce.

What is the forecast for Austrian Grand Prix 2022?

Rain chances for Sunday are 41%, with winds blowing during the weekend in Spielberg. The weather forecast promises clouds and sunshine. The rain chances are very low – 25%. There is a 41% chance of rain and thunderstorms for Sunday’s race, however. The average temperature is +20 – 25C.

Another thing to bear in mind is we will have winds blowing, which may impact on the results. If on On Saturday and Sunday, the wind speed will be 10-11 km/h. Friday’s qualifying session will be held on 15 km/h winds blowing. This is make sense.

Strength and weaknesses: Key stories ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix 2022.

There are major dramas before the race at Red Bull Ring. As we move further away from Silverstone, the issues are heating up. Let’s take a look.

Red Bull – The Power of Homeland

Everything should be straightforward for Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez. The team created a super fast and super powerful RB 18 that must have a back-to-back battle with the principal competitors from Scuderia Ferrari.

Red Bull cars are still experiencing technical difficulties. Max Verstappen had to win at Silverstone, but gearbox problems on the RB18 destroyed his chances. The reliable issue is on the agenda ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix 2022.

The Red Bull Ring is very suitable for Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez. Both drivers will be unstoppable if there are no additional technical problems. Like one-two clear favorites.

Remarkably, but it is not Max Verstappen who leads the betting odds.

Scuderia Ferrari making the rush.

After Carlos Sainz’ victory at the British Grand Prix, there was drama inside the team, as they say. Political, technological, mental rush. The Prancing Horse’ team has split in two: the Charles Leclerc team and the Carlos Sainz team.

This is not the first time when Scuderia Ferrari has fallen into the “inside trap”, but not the last. Previously, there was a nervous drama between Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc. Everything came to an end when Vettel switched to Aston Martin, but those years robbed the German driver of mental power.

As we came to Austria, the inner conflict would increase in two cases: if Carlos Sainz will take the pole and if the team strategy turns on the wrong way. Both situations have chances to make true in Spielberg.

Today Charles Leclerc is a leader in betting odds. The Ferrari driver has every chance of winning the Austrian GP. Ferrari is fast, such an oddity is very likely. But the order in the team is their weak side.

In case you are interested in the details of what happened at the British Grand Prix, where the conflicted rose was, leave “+” in the comments. So, we will know what you are interested in and we will write about it in the next post.

Dark Horse Mercedes F1 team.

In the midst of Red Bull drivers facing reliability problems and Ferrari drivers unsure of which driver is the leader and rushing the strategy, Mercedes drivers are rising up. George Russell consistently finishes in the top five. Silverstone was the first exception. But still, if not George Russell, then Lewis Hamilton. Briton took third place and brought coveted points to the team.

When journalists predicted Lewis Hamilton would win British GP, that was sounding more like a joke. As we regularly hearing the team improves. But who knew that Mercedes was coping with their major headache – car’ bouncing, however, too soon!
As a result, George Russell and Lewis Hamilton might race for the major prize, or at least for the podium on the Austrian Grand Prix 2022. 

What could help them? The strategy error of Scuderia Ferrari and technical problems with Red Bull. If the last one sounds too encouraging, then everything is possible in the background of inner conflict in Ferrari.
The constructors’ championship can be spiced up with this composition. The Mercedes cars’ behavior remains the team’s greatest weakness, but their quickest steps to improve it are their major strength.

Where is to watch Austrian Grand Prix 2022?

There are many ways you can watch full coverage of Formula 1 weekend at Red Bull ring. We stay on the few of them. Therefore, all the practice sessions, qualification, sprint race and Sunday Grand Prix you can watch on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. Sky Sports also provides full coverage of the weekend. All live action with pundits’ commentaries will be available on F1 TV Pro.

Austrian Grand Prix 2022 schedule (local time)

Despite the Austrian Grand Prix starting on Thursday. the major action will begin only on Friday with the Formula 3 practice session.

Please take note that Formula 1’s qualifying will take place on Friday due to the F1 Sprint race on Saturday.

Besides, Austria is 2 hours ahead of UTC and the timetable is subject to change.

FRIDAY 8th JULY
FIA Formula 3Practice Session09:55 – 10:40
FIA Formula 2Practice Session11:05 – 11:50
FIAF1 Car Presentation12:00 – 13:00
FORMULA 1FIRST PRACTICE SESSION13:30 – 14:30
FIA Formula 3Qualifying Session15:00 – 15:30
FIA Formula 2Qualifying Session15:55 – 16:25
FORMULA 1QUALIFYING17:00 – 18:00
SATURDAY 9th JULY
FIA Formula 3Sprint Race (21 Laps or 40 Mins +1 Lap)10:35 – 11:20
FORMULA 1SECOND PRACTICE SESSION12:30 – 13:30
FORMULA 1SPRINT (24 Laps or 60 Mins)16:30 – 17:00
Formula 1Sprint Victory Ceremony17:00 – 17:30
FIA Formula 2Sprint Race (28 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)17:55 – 18:45
SUNDAY 10th JULY
FIA Formula 3Feature Race (26 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)08:35 – 09:25
FIA Formula 2Feature Race (40 Laps or 60 Mins +1 Lap)10:05 – 11:10
Formula 1Drivers’ Parade13:00 – 13:30
Formula 1National Anthem14:44 – 14:46
FORMULA 1GRAND PRIX (71 LAPS OR 120 MINS)15:00 – 17:00

Besides, another good news is that Williams’ driver Alex Albon is fully recovered after the crash in Silverstone. Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guangyu is also ready to take his place in the grid.
We’re also ready to switch on the Austrian Grand Prix 2022 at the same time. Will the race surpass the British round as the most thrilling? Surely we will know soon.