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The Big Preview: Austrian Grand Prix

Red Bull Ring beauties and the bull For the eighth round of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship, the Formula 1 teams return to a country last visited by the sport 11 years ago – Austria. The last incarnation of the Austrian Grand Prix was held from 1997 to 2003 at the circuit known as the A1 Ring and it is to that venue that F1 heads once again, though the rechristened Red Bull Ring has seen major trackside updates since. The track, however, remains much as it was in 2003. One of the shortest on the calendar at 4.326km, the Red Bull Ring features just nine corners. It is a circuit of fast straights and slow- and medium-speed corners with, historically, just the first three taken...
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