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.
- 1:06.957 – lap record time in the history of the Austrian GP held by Kimi Raikkonen back when he was with Ferrari in 2018.
- 1:22.01.822 – last year’s lap time for the winner of the Austrian GP i.e. Max Verstappen of Red Bull.
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
Formula 1 standings
|5||Max Verstappen||NED||RED BULL RACING HONDA||–|
|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
|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|