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Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Osterreich 2014
Red Bull Ring, Spielberg



Here we go then, we return to Austria for the first time in Formula 1 since 2003. It used to be called the A1 Ring, but now it's been given a nice makeover with tarmac run offs here and there by Red Bull, and lets hope this short track gives us a good race.

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Rosberg will win this one, Red Bull will be close and Pastor's going to crash or spin at least 3 times.

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Rosberg will win this one, Red Bull will be close and Pastor's going to crash or spin at least 3 times.
First lap predictions  huh? ;)

There could be a possibility of rain for all 3 days.. 

Also, Raikkonen, Button and Alonso are the only drivers in the current grid who raced at the last race there.

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I'm really really looking forward to this race. Good to see an old European classic back on the calendar, and the location of this place is just stunning. As a general race fan I'm extremely pumped. As a Red Bull fan though I don't share your guys optimism. There's enough straights to keep Red Bull way off the tails of Mercedes I think.

Didn't you fancy going to watch this live Dan?

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I used to like watching races on the old A1 ring, so i'm hopeful for a good weekend's racing.  It'll be interesting to me to see how the Red Bull ring differs from the old A1 ring - if at all?

My money is on Nico Rosberg as I read he loved this circuit at F3 category some 10+ years ago.  Lots of his fanbase will migrate over the border to support him too I expect.

However, if we're due Mike96's rain predication... Maldonado for a freak podium as everyone else collides except him!  >:)

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That made me laugh, but I still want to press 'disagree' because it CANNOT possibly happen. Must... Resist. Was... Funny.

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VetteIfan said:
I'm really really looking forward to this race. Good to see an old European classic back on the calendar, and the location of this place is just stunning. As a general race fan I'm extremely pumped. As a Red Bull fan though I don't share your guys optimism. There's enough straights to keep Red Bull way off the tails of Mercedes I think.

Didn't you fancy going to watch this live Dan?
I've seen it in 2003, nothing will ever come close to that. :P

Besides, due to the fact that they've moved the race one week forward it happens right before exam-time, which means I would need to get my head straight until Monday morning and that's just not going to happen.

Maybe next year.


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DJ007 said:
 Lots of his fanbase will migrate over the border to support him too I expect.

Nico Rosberg hasn't got a fanbase. He has most of the Hamilton-haters on his side because he's the only one who can stop him from winning this years WDC. ;)

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That made me laugh, but I still want to press 'disagree' because it CANNOT possibly happen. Must... Resist. Was... Funny.

in that case hit the funny button instead simples :p


I think it's safe to say that the start finish straight will be the DRS zone or at least 1 of them

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I believe the second DRS zone is actually on the run down from T2 to T3, and not surprisingly on the run up from T1 to T2.

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I believe the second DRS zone is actually on the run down from T2 to T3, and not surprisingly on the run up from T1 to T2.
I don't think the FIA have announced them yet.

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I'm curious if the drivers will be allowed to run completely wide at T1 as they were back in 2003. That was a bit dull tbh.

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mike96 said:
I believe the second DRS zone is actually on the run down from T2 to T3, and not surprisingly on the run up from T1 to T2.
I don't think the FIA have announced them yet.
yeah I tried looking up where the DRS zones are and couldn't find anything would have thought though that it'll be the start finish straight or between turns 1 and 2 for the main one they usually pick the most logical places to put them. Most of the tracks have them where it makes the most sense anyway. Hockenheim was where I thought it would be as was Yas Marina. Hungary and Canada too are put in the best places. I think that'll be the case here too

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I predict the Red Bull cars will grow wings and one of them will win with a last lap pass...

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SynGamer said:
I predict the Red Bull cars will grow wings and one of them will win with a last lap pass...
Daniel Ricciardo will hope so anyway  as I'm sure Vettel will too

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An article with a gallery from the austrian gridgirls we're going to see on Sunday. AMuS.

Thought a bit of eye-candy was needed in here.

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