Here are all the facts and statistics you need to know about the Red Bull Ring ahead of the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix!
Since 1970, there have been 31 Formula One races held at the track now known as the Red Bull Ring. During that time, 23 different drivers have taken a victory at the circuit.
Alain Prost has the most wins here with three, while McLaren are the team with the most victories at the track with six. British and French drivers are tied for the most wins at the Austrian track, with five apiece, while German drivers lie just behind on four victories. Ford-powered cars have taken the most victories at this circuit, with nine. The last win by a Ford engine at this track was in 1982.
Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher, Max Verstappen and Nico Rosberg are the only drivers to have taken back-to-back victories at the Austrian Grand Prix. No driver has taken more than two consecutive wins at the circuit.
The longest streak of different winners at the Red Bull Ring came between 1970 and 1977, when eight different drivers won in as many years.
Only one race here has been won by over a lap. That was in 1986, when Alain Prost finished over a lap ahead of everyone else for McLaren. The smallest win margin here was a tiny 0.05 seconds in 1982. That’s the margin by which Elio de Angelis won for Lotus, after holding off Keke Rosberg as the pair battled for their debut race victories on the final lap.
14 races here have been won by less than five seconds, including four since Formula One returned to the track in 2014.
From the last ten Austrian Grands Prix, the average win margin has been 3.5 seconds.
Fifty different drivers have finished on the podium at this circuit.
David Coulthard has the most podium finishes here, with five. Coulthard’s five podiums came in consecutive years between 1997 and 2001. Ferrari are the team with the most podiums at the circuit, with their cars finishing in the top three on 24 occasions. Meanwhile, it’s British drivers who lead the way in the all-time list of nations’ top three finishes here. They have fifteen compared to Brazil’s thirteen.
There are six drivers on the 2020 grid who have previously finished on the Austrian Grand Prix podium. Lewis Hamitlon, Max Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen are tied for the most podium finishes from the current field with three each. Sebastian Vettel has finished in the top three twice here previously, while Daniel Ricciardo scored his only Austrian Grand Prix podium finish so far in 2017. Charles Leclerc scored a second place finish for Ferrari in 2019.
The polesitter at this track has gone on to finish on the podium seventeen times from the 31 races held.
The furthest back a podium finish at this track has come from is seventeenth on the grid. This happened at the very first race at the track, when Rolf Stommelen finished in third place having started down in seventeenth.
There have been two races here where all the top three qualifiers have gone on to finish in the top three in the Grand Prix. It happened in 1999 and 2000. The 2000 Austrian Grand Prix is the only race at the circuit in which the top three qualifiers finished in the same order as they started.