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After a thrilling trip to North America, Formula One returns to Europe this weekend for the first Austrian Grand Prix since 2003, at the newly branded Red Bull Ring. Round eight of the championship might be one of the most unpredictable races of the season as the track is not familiar to the current grid and historic data won’t give teams too much help.
The first Austrian GP was held at Zeltweg back in 1964, when Italian Lorenzo Bandini scored his one and only F1 win in a Ferrari. Despite being a success, FIA removed the race from the calendar because the track was deemed too dangerous and spectators complained of poor viewing areas.
A permanent race track was then...
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