The 2020 Formula season is at last set to start with the first stop being the Red Bull ring for the Austrian GP 2020.

Taking place between July 3-5, the world championship is back following the delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. This season will be held during F1’s 70th anniversary from its start.

The 2020 race calendar has been reshuffled with some very popular events having been completely cancelled as well. These include the Monaco Grand Prix and the Dutch GP at Zandvoort.

 

 

 

Austrian GP 2020 in numbers

  • 10 – the number of corners throughout the whole Red Bull Ring circuit.
  • 33 – this will be the 33rd Austrian GP to take place with 32 of them at the Red Bull Ring
  • 9 – the number of wins from pole positions
  • 1 – this will be the first time since 1981 that two Canadian drivers (Nicholas Latifi on his debut and Lance Stroll) will race at an F1 Grand Prix.
  • 18,792,576 – the number of cans of Red Bull needed to cover the whole Red Bull Ring.
  • 1:06.957lap record time in the history of the Austrian GP held by Kimi Raikkonen back when he was with Ferrari in 2018.
  • 1:22.01.822last year’s lap time for the winner of the Austrian GP i.e. Max Verstappen of Red Bull.

 

 

Austrian GP 2019 highlights

Further details about last year’s race!

 

Austrian GP 2020 schedule

  • Austrian GP Practice

    • 1st Practice session: Friday 3rd July – 11am – 12:30am CEST
    • 2nd Practice session: Friday 3rd July – 3pm – 4:30pm CEST
    • 3rd Practice session: Saturday 4th July – 12pm – 1pm CEST 
  • Austrian GP Qualifying

    • Qualifying: Saturday 4th July – 3pm – 4pm CEST  
  • Austrian GP Race

    • Race: Sunday 5th July – 3:10pm CEST

 

Austrian GP weather forecast

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The weather forecast for the Austrian GP 2020. Source – accuweather.com

 

Formula 1 standings

  • Driver standings

POS DRIVER NATIONALITY CAR PTS
1 Lewis Hamilton GBR MERCEDES
2 Valtteri Bottas FIN MERCEDES
3 Charles Leclerc MON FERRARI
4 Sebastian Vettel GER FERRARI
5 Max Verstappen NED RED BULL RACING HONDA
  • Constructor standings

POS TEAM PTS
1 MERCEDES
2 FERRARI
3 RED BULL RACING HONDA

 

 

Prediction and Betting tips

With the race being the first one after quite a long break, this will surely be hard to predict. Many will anticipate Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton to hold on to last season’s impeccable record. However, Max Verstappen was the winner in Austria last year and we expect it to be a strong tussle for 1st place.

In fact, the bookies favour both the Brit and the Dutch drivers as the most likely winners of the race.

 

 

 

Formula 1 race calendar

Round Date Event Location
1 03-05 July Austrian GP Red Bull Ring
2 10-12 July Styrian GP Red Bull Ring
3 17-19 July Hungarian GP Hungaroring
4 31-02 July-August British GP Silverstone
5 07-09 August 70th Anniversary GP Silverstone
6 14-16 August Spanish GP Barcelona
7 28-30 August Belgian GP Spa
8 04-06 September Italian GP Monza