The Red Bull Ring welcomes Formula 1 for Round 9 of the 2016 season. Here’s everything you need to know about the Austrian track!
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- 2016 will be the 30th time that the Austrian Grand Prix has been held.
- The lap is the shortest, in terms of time taken to do one lap, on the calendar, taking less than 70 seconds to complete.
- Stefan Johansson hit a deer in Austrian Grand Prix practice in 1987. The Swede suffered broken ribs in the 180mph impact but managed to complete the Grand Prix just days later.
- 63.6 metres is the difference between the highest and lowest point on the track, which sits 600 metres above sea level.
- The track, formerly known as the A1 Ring, was bought by Dietrich Mateschitz in 2004 and was brought back up to the highest standard in 2008. It was re-opened as the Red Bull Ring in 2011.
- In 2016, Nico Rosberg has a chance to equal Alain Prost as the driver with the most wins at the track. Prost won three times, Nico has won twice in the past two years.
Last 10 Austrian Grand Prix Winners:
Header image: Force India F1 Team