Austrian Grand Prix

The 2024 Austrian Grand Prix is the 11th race of the 2024 Formula 1 World Championships, held on June 28 - 30, 2024, in Spielberg, Styria, Austria.
Date:June 28 - 30
Circuit:Red Bull Ring
Location:Spielberg, Styria, Austria
Circuit Length:4.318 km (2.683 miles)
Race Distance:71 Laps, 306.452 km (190.420 miles)
Record Lap:1:05.619 - Carlos Sainz (2020)
Last Winner:Max Verstappen
Number of Turns:10
Originally, the Austrian Grand Prix was held in Zeltweg, close to Austria's second-largest city, Graz. The race in Austria was first held in 1963, and the first six editions were raced at the Zeltweg Airfield.
After that, the Österreichring was built in Spielberg, Styria, in Austria, and the race has been held there ever since. Yet, there were two periods when the Austrian Grand Prix was not held, and the circuit changed the name twice.
In 1987, when the last race was held before the first hiatus, the circuit was not safe according to FIA standards. It was later refurbished and also changed the name to A1-Ring, which welcomed the Austrian Grand Prix once again in 1997.
That lasted only until 2003, when Michael Schumacher won in Ferrari, before another long period without an F1 race in Austria. But that was only until 2014 when the Austrian Grand Prix appeared in the Formula 1 calendar once again, and this time, the circuit was already named the Red Bull Ring, thanks to the new owners, who also took care of the new agreement and inclusion of the Austrian GP in the Formula 1 World Championships.
In 2020 and 2021, there were two Formula 1 races at the Red Bull Ring because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the adjusted calendar as a direct consequence. Along with the Austrian Grand Prix, fans in Spielberg, Styria, Austria, could also see the Styrian Grand Prix, which was held on the same track, just carried a different name. Those races were won by Lewis Hamilton in Mercedes in 2020, and the 2021 season saw the triumph of Max Verstappen in Red Bull Racing.
The race distance at the Austrian Grand Prix is 306.452 kilometers (190.420 miles), and drivers complete 71 laps. In 2020, Carlos Sainz, in Ferrari, recorded the fastest-ever lap of the Austrian Grand Prix, when he completed the course in 1:05.619, which also marks the fastest lap out of all circuits currently in the F1 calendar.