Styrian Grand Prix

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Styrian Grand Prix
Red Bull Ring
(2020–present)
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Race information
Number of times held2
First held2020
Most wins (drivers)United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Netherlands Max Verstappen (1)
Most wins (constructors)Germany Mercedes
Austria Red Bull Racing (1)
Circuit length4.318 km (2.683 mi)
Race length306.452 km (190.420 mi)
Laps71
Last race (2021)
Pole position
Podium
Fastest lap

The Styrian Grand Prix (German: Großer Preis der Steiermark) is a Formula One motor racing event held at the Red Bull Ring, named after Styria, the province of Austria that the circuit is located in. The Styrian and Austrian Grand Prix events are held at the same circuit on consecutive weekends.[1] The first race was run in 2020.

History[edit]

2020[edit]

The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 led to disruption of the original race calendar, with a number of events cancelled. The Styrian Grand Prix was added to the revised calendar as a "one-off" race, like several other new or returning Grands Prix, in order to make up for the loss of other races.[2] After the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix, it was the second consecutive race at the Red Bull Ring. Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton qualified on pole and won the race.

2021[edit]

Despite the original intention for the Styrian Grand Prix to be held as a one-off event in 2020, the event returned in 2021 as the eighth round of the championship to replace the Turkish Grand Prix which was postponed due to travel restrictions to manage the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.[3] Red Bull's Max Verstappen qualified on pole and went on to win the race.

Official names[edit]

  • 2020: Formula 1 Pirelli Grosser Preis der Steiermark[4]
  • 2021: Formula 1 BWT Grosser Preis der Steiermark[5]

Winners of the Styrian Grand Prix[edit]

By year[edit]

All Styrian Grands Prix were held at the Red Bull Ring.

Year Driver Constructor Report
2020 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report
2021 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda Report

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gomes, Arpit (29 June 2021). "Why is Austria Hosting Two F1 Races – Styrian & Austrian Grand Prix?". Essentially Sports. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  2. ^ "F1 confirms first 8 races of revised 2020 calendar, starting with Austria double header". F1. Archived from the original on 9 June 2020. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  3. ^ "2021 F1 calendar reshuffled, as Turkey drops off and extra Austria race added". Formula1.com. Formula One. 14 May 2021. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Styrian 2020". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Styrian 2021". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. Retrieved 17 June 2021.