The scene is set for the qualifying session at the Red Bull Ring. It’s one of the shortest laps of the year (but the fastest in terms of lap time) with relatively low energy loads being placed through the tyres and good grip from the asphalt.
The first two sectors are fast and flowing, while the third sector is slower and more technical. The mountain location means weather can be unpredictable, with sunshine and showers. With lots of elevation, many corners are blind: finding a set-up that gives confidence is key.
Follow us later in the afternoon for the latest updates and results from the Red Bull Ring, as the qualifying session for the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc at the wheel of the SF90, ready to challenge Mercedes and Red Bull for pole position ahead of the race on Sunday.