More than three months after the first race of the season was due to take place, F1 teams have descended on the Red Bull Ring this weekend for an Austrian double-header that will kick start the campaign.
The first race, first scheduled as the 11th round of the championship, occupies its same original date on the calendar so will throw up its usual challenges.
So allied to the normal hot weather and potential for storms, the dominating characteristic that will be on the team’s minds is that the Red Bull Ring sits 660m above sea-level and puts them on the back foot as they do their best to reach the best cooling and aerodynamic compromise.
But added to the mix this year of the Austria challenge is the fact that teams are all bringing updates that were planned for races that should have taken place. So it will be a step into the unknown.
Join us for the latest updates and results from the Red Bull Ring, as the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc at the wheel of the SF1000, ready to challenge Mercedes and Red Bull for the win in the first race of the 2020 Formula One season.