After the controversial events in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix and the numerous discussions which took place the week after, it is finally time to settle the score on track: the 2017 Austrian Grand Prix is scheduled this weekend at the Red Bull Ring and preparations for the race begin as usual with the first practice session on Friday.
A favourite with the fans because of the atmosphere and the great view, the Spielberg track is one of the shortest on the calendar in terms of distance and in time taken for a lap, half of which is spent at full throttle. There are nine corners in total, a mix of hard braking and fast curves, with endless changes of gradient. For this race, the tyres will be the softest available: Soft, Supersoft and Ultrasoft, but the weather forecast for the weekend is always uncertain.
Follow us for the latest updates and results from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg as the first practice session for the 2017 Austrian Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen at the wheel of the SF70H.