F1 Grand Prix Preview: Austria
FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH 2015
Date: 21st June 2015
Circuit Name: Red Bull Ring
First Grand Prix: 1970
Type: Permanent, purpose built race track. Undulating and scenic.
Circuit Length: 4. 326 km
Lap Record: 1:08.337, Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F2003 (2003)
Tyre Allocation: Soft (Yellow) and Super Soft (Red)
DRS Zones: Two (Pit straight and the back straight of sector two)
Canada Grand Prix Review
Coming off the back of a less than successful weekend in Monaco for Lewis Hamilton’s side of the garage, the Briton was eager to make amends for his dismal strategy in the principality. The Canadian Grand Prix is a favourite for most drivers in F1, and Lewis is definitely one of them. He took his maiden victory here, and the aggressive driving style that the track bares will be just one appendage in Lewis’s arsenal.
Canadian Grand Prix Preview: Round 7
FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2015
Date: 7th June 2015
Circuit name: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
First Grand Prix: 1978
Type: Purpose-built permeant race trace. Medium and fast corners. Hard on brakes and tyres.
Circuit Length: 4.361 km
Lap Record: 1:13.622 Rubens Barrichello (2002)
Tyre Allocation: Soft (Yellow) and Supersoft (Red)
DRS Zones: Two – Main straight and final straight.
Pole Sitter: Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:14.874
Winner: Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Renault
Fastest Lap: Felipe Massa, Williams Mercedes, 1:18.504 on lap 58
THE 2015 FORMULA 1 CHINESE GRAND PRIX
Date: 12 April 2015
Name of Circuit: Shanghai International Circuit
First Grand Prix: 2004
Type: Permanent, purpose built race track. Notably long straight. Combination of sharp but quick turns with some slower corners. Medium downforce required.
Circuit Length: 5.451 km
Race Distance: 305.066 km
Lap Record: 1:32.239 – Michael Schumacher (2004) / Ferrari F2004
Tyre Allocation: Soft (Yellow Wall) and Hard (White Wall)
DRS Zones: 2. One on the long back straight, the other on the pit straight. Each has their own detection point.