About the Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg
Watch the best drivers in the world compete on the highspeed track. Following a 10 year break, the Austrian Formula 1 Grand Prix returned to Austria in 2014. Since its return Mercedes have won every year. It is among the fastest circuits on the Formula One racing calendar. Michael Schumacher reached speeds of 213km/h in 2003. With technology in racing cars developing quicker than ever, this is set to be an exciting race with plenty of places to overtake. Located in the region of Styria, the Alps provide a picturesque setting for the race.
Helpful information about the Austrian Grand Prix
The nearest airports are Graz, which is an hour’s drive, or two hours from Vienna. Race day is on the Sunday, qualifying the Saturday with practice sessions also exciting to attend. Prices start from general admission at €78 and €84 on early bird prices. These seats increase to €95 and €100. Prices elsewhere range from €195 through to €555 on the main straight. Early birds on tickets can save you anything up to €100. Hire a car to reach the circuit, although remember to book parking in advance. The track is up in the mountains, so be aware that weather conditions are unpredictable and can vary greatly.
Making the most of the Austrian Grand Prix
Save money by taking advantage of the discounted early bird prices. Review the layout of the track and choose which seats you wish to purchase. Book early as the race will sell out. The Red Bull Grandstands offer the best mid-price seating, with great views as the action reaches turn one. Book tickets for qualifying as well as race day. The official app is worth downloading for additional statistics, or watch the race from the big screens. Formula 1 often attract spectators wishing to make the most of a special occasion, so enquire on any hospitality packages available.
Where to stay in Spielberg for the Austrian Grand Prix
If you are planning to visit Austria for the F1 Grand Prix, choose from a wide range of private rentals, houses and apartments, guest houses and B&B’s in the Styria region. If you are staying elsewhere in the region it is best to hire a car to get to the Grand Prix.
Things to do near the Austrian Grand Prix
The Spielberg racetrack also offers many other racing experiences, drive around the track and re-live the F1. If you’re a keen golfer, book into the local clubs. Take advantage of being at the foot of the Alps and seek out local skiing resorts, or take a walk up the beautiful mountains.
More information about the Austrian Grand Prix
For more up to date information including: the latest F1 news, drivers and teams, qualifying lap times, results and current standings, championship races and details on the Grand Prix Circuits, tickets and official F1 merchandise visit the Formula One website.
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