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2019 Austrian Grand Prix – Preview

2019 Austrian Grand Prix – Preview
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There’s no chance to rest, as it’s straight onto Round 9 of the 2019 Formula One season at the Red Bull Ring in Austria

  • Toto Talks Austria
  • Stat Attack: Austria and Beyond

Toto Talks Austria:

Our result in last year’s Austrian Grand Prix was the low point of the 2018 season. A double DNF after a promising front-row lockout meant that we left a lot of points on the table. The race was a cruel reminder how quickly things can go wrong in our sport and that reliability and performance go hand in hand in Formula One.

This year, our race finishing record has been good, but it would be complacent to ignore the fact that for two weekends in a row now, our mechanics had to perform the equivalent of “open-heart surgery” on our cars. We’ve faced a number of different issues on different components, each of which could have easily caused us to retire, so we need to get on top of those challenges as quickly as possible.

The forecast for Austria predicts temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius and more – combined with the reduced air density owing to the track’s location at altitude, this means that cooling could become a real challenge in Spielberg. Add to that the short lap and the close gaps on that circuit and our direction is clear: we need to keep working diligently, stay humble and give it everything to do a better job than we managed 12 months ago.

Stat Attack: Austria and Beyond

2019 Austrian Grand Prix Timetable

Session

Local Time

(CEST)

Brackley

(BST)

Stuttgart

(CEST)

Practice 1

Friday

11:00-12:30

10:00-11:30

11:00-12:30

Practice 2

Friday

15:00-16:30

14:00-15:30

15:00-16:30

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

15:10-17:10

14:10-16:10

15:10-17:10

 

Race Records – Mercedes F1 at the Austrian Grand Prix

 

Starts

Wins

Podium

Places

Pole

Positions

Front Row

Places

Fastest

Laps

DNF

Mercedes

5

4

6

4

6

3

2

Lewis

Hamilton

5

1

3

2

3

2

1

Valtteri

Bottas

5

1

2

2

3

0

1

MB Power

12

7

17

7

15

8

6

 

Technical Stats – Season to Date (Barcelona Pre-Season Test 1 to Present)

 

Laps

Completed

Distance

Covered (km)

Corners

Taken

Gear

Changes

PETRONAS

Fuel Injections

Mercedes

4,073

19,695

66,073

199,264

162,920,000

Lewis

Hamilton

1,915

9,268

31,142

94,001

76,600,000

Valtteri

Bottas

1,933

9,305

31,428

94,265

77,320,000

MB Power

10,672

51,733

172,887

523,100

426,880,000

 

Mercedes-Benz in Formula One

 

Starts

Wins

Podium

Places

Pole

Positions

Front Row

Places

Fastest

Laps

1-2

Finishes

Qualifying 
1-2

Mercedes

(All Time)

197

95

194

107

192

69

50

63

Mercedes (Since 2010)

185

86

177

99

172

60

45

61

Lewis

Hamilton

237

79

142

86

139

42

N/A

N/A

Valtteri

Bottas

126

5

37

9

23

12

N/A

N/A

MB Power

467

181

462

190

372

164

81

100

Source: Mercedes-Benz F1

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