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In numbers - the Austrian Grand Prix

29 Jun 2016

Did you know that the first Austrian Grand Prix lasted over 100 laps? Or that Ferrari have only ever won from pole here once? We present some fascinating facts and figures ahead of this weekend's Spielberg race...

21

The number of drivers to have won an Austrian Grand Prix. From the current grid, only Nico Rosberg is among them.


1

The number of Austrians to have won their home race - Niki Lauda in 1984. In fact, none of his compatriots has even made the podium.


65

The percentage of time spent at full throttle over a lap of Spielberg.

1:07.908

The fastest lap ever recorded by a Formula One car around Spielberg – by Ferrari’s Michael Schumacher in qualifying back in 2003. With the aid of ultrasoft tyres, that record could be beaten this weekend.


6

The number of wins recorded by the most successful team in Austria - McLaren. Ferrari are next up on five victories, with Williams on three and Mercedes on two.


105

The number of laps led in Austria by two-time race winner Nico Rosberg. Though he has competed here just twice, only two men in history can better that number - Mika Hakkinen (136) and Alain Prost (114). Will Rosberg move ahead this weekend?


4

The number of turns on the L-shaped airfield circuit at Zeltweg that held the first (and the track’s only) Austrian Grand Prix in 1964.

105

The number of laps completed by race winner Lorenzo Bandini in the inaugural Austrian Grand Prix at Zeltweg in 1964.


29

The number of laps completed by race winner Vittorio Brambilla in the shortest Austrian Grand Prix in history. The 1975 event was stopped 25 laps shy of its scheduled distance thanks to heavy rain. Half points were awarded as a result.


3.7

The maximum lateral G-force experienced by an F1 driver during a lap of Spielberg - at Turns 8 and 9.


325

The number of points still available in the 2016 drivers’ championship heading into this weekend’s Austrian race.


7

The number of circuit configurations that have been used at Spielberg. The last change came ahead of the 2014 event, after the then-A1 Ring was refurbished and renamed the Red Bull Ring.

35.6

The maximum track temperature - in degrees Celsius - reached over the 2015 Austrian Grand Prix weekend.


326.1

The highest figure - in km/h - seen through the speed trap in Austria last year. The man responsible? Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during qualifying.


29

The birthday Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel will celebrate on race day at this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix meeting.