2021 Austrian Grand Prix - Preview

Jun 29, 2021
Brackley

F1 remains at the Red Bull Ring for Round 9 of the 2021 season, the Austrian Grand Prix.

  • Toto Talks Austria
  • Stat Attack: Austria and Beyond

Toto Talks Austria

Last weekend, we maximised the opportunities available to us and despite not having the quickest car, took a solid double podium and a good haul of points.

Every time we hit the track; we race to win. But, while we missed out on the top step of the podium last time out, there was still plenty to be encouraged by. Our drivers performed well, our pit stops were excellent, and our strategy calls were strong.

We head back to the Styrian mountains this weekend with another big challenge on our hands but running on the same circuit on consecutive weekends brings opportunity too.

We had an experimental Friday with the car set-up last weekend, and we hope to arrive to FP1 this weekend with the car in a happier place, ready to build from there. 

The tyre compounds are also a step softer this weekend, so that will bring a new challenge for all the teams and fresh possibilities in terms of strategy.

This championship is a heavyweight contest over 23 rounds, and we’re just over a third of the way through. There are many opportunities to come and it’s still all to play for, so we’re excited for round nine.

Stat Attack: Austria and Beyond

2021 Austrian Grand Prix Timetable

Session

Local Time

(CEST)

Brackley

(BST)

Stuttgart

(CEST)

Practice 1 – Friday

11:30-12:30

10:30-11:30

11:30-12:30

Practice 2 - Friday

15:00-16:00

14:00-15:00

15:00-16:00

Practice 3 - Saturday

12:00-13:00

11:00-12:00

12:00-13:00

Qualifying - Saturday

15:00-16:00

14:00-15:00

15:00-16:00

Race - Sunday

15:00-17:00

14:00-16:00

15:00-17:00

 

Race Records – Mercedes F1 at the Austrian Grand Prix

 

Starts

Wins

Podium

Places

Pole

Positions

Front Row

Places

Fastest

Laps

DNF

Mercedes

7

5

8

5

7

3

2

Lewis

Hamilton

7

1

3

2

3

2

1

Valtteri

Bottas

7

2

4

3

4

0

1

MB Power

14

8

19

8

16

8

8

 

Technical Stats – Season to Date (Bahrain Pre-Season Test to Present)

 

Laps

Completed

Distance

Covered (km)

Corners

Taken

Gear

Changes

PETRONAS

Fuel Injections

Mercedes

2,716

13,262

42,966

131,746

108,640,000

Lewis

Hamilton

1,401

6,807

22,298

67,862

56,040,000

Valtteri

Bottas

1,315

6,454

20,668

63,884

52,600,000

MB Power

10,678

50,501

197,843

519,163

427,120,000

 

Mercedes-Benz in Formula One

 

Starts

Wins

Podium

Places

Pole

Positions

Front Row

Places

Fastest

Laps

1-2

Finishes

Front Row

Lockouts

Mercedes

(All Time)

235

118

246

129

237

89

58

77

Mercedes (Since 2010)

223

109

229

121

217

80

53

75

Lewis

Hamilton

274

98

171

100

165

56

N/A

N/A

Valtteri

Bottas

164

9

60

17

41

17

N/A

N/A

MB Power

505

205

521

213

418

184

89

114

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