Sunday, 21. December 2014
08. 05. 14. - 17:00
By Matthias Loinig,
Austrian racing legends that have influenced F1 history such as Niki Lauda, Gerhard Berger and Co from over four decades of Formula 1 are to take back to their cars of the day for a parade in front of fans at the upcoming F1 meet in Spielberg.
On June 22nd the living legends will drive in the original cars from back in the day in celebration of Formula 1’s return to Austria.
Austria has strong routes in the history of Formula 1 – drivers such as Jochen Rindt, Helmut Marko, Dieter Quester, Niki Lauda, Hans Binder, Gerhard Berger, Karl Wendlinger, Alexander Wurz, Patrick Friesacher and Christian Klien are all well known names from F1’s history and will be taking part in the parade.
Fans in the sell out arena will have the opportunity to celebrate the legends and see the winning cars from the time in person as they will be parked for fans to see in the fan zone all weekend. For example Gerhard Berger will start in the Ferrari he won the race in Monza in back in 1988.
He said: "It was the most beautiful car I drove in my 15 year history of driving in Formula One. Its long nose and the incredible power from the back wheels was a statement which no other Formula One car has made again to date. It may take a while at the start but it will be wonderful once it gets going."
Legends Parade – June 22nd 2014, Red Bull Ring
Founded as the Österreichring and later renamed the A1-Ring, the Red Bull Ring will host the first Austrian Grand Prix since 2003. Ferrari was the last team to win a Formula One race in Austria but Red Bull Racing will be challenging them in 2014 for their first ever home victory.
• Friday 20 June
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There are three free practice sessions at every Formula One grand prix to allow drivers to familiarize themselves with the circuit and for teams to set-up the cars for qualifying and the race.
• Saturday 21 June
he one-hour Qualifying session is a knockout contest to decide the starting order for Saturday’s race. The session is divided into three parts: Q1, Q2, Q3.
• Sunday 22 June
The Austrian Grand Prix returns to the Formula One calendar for the first time since 2003. The circuit has had a revamp from Red Bull since then and Red Bull Racing will be hoping they can get their first win on home soil in 2014.
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