The dust has hardly had time to settle in France, but such is the fast pace of the Formula 1 paddock that it is time to look ahead to Round 9 and the Austrian Grand Prix. Held officially on 30 previous occasions, Austria has quite the colorful history within the sport.
Ever since the return of the Austrian Grand Prix has returned to the calendar, Mercedes has dominated — taking all four of the wins, two for Nico Rosberg and one each for Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. However, Scuderia Ferrari have shown that the SF71H car has the ability to challenge the world champions for victory in the first half of the 2018 Fomula One season and the Maranello team will be focused on a better outcome of the qualifying session, in order to maximize its chances in the race.
Follow us for the latest updates and results from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Styria as the first practice session for the 2018 Austrian Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen at the wheel of the SF71H, ready to evaluate the ideal set-up ahead of the qualifying session and the race on Sunday.