Zeltweg Air Base

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Zeltweg Air Base
Fliegerhorst Hinterstoisser
IATA: noneICAO: LOXZ
Summary
Airport type joint public/military
Serves Zeltweg
Location Austria
Elevation AMSL 2,238 ft / 682 m
Coordinates 47°12′8″N 14°44′32″E / 47.20222°N 14.74222°E / 47.20222; 14.74222Coordinates: 47°12′8″N 14°44′32″E / 47.20222°N 14.74222°E / 47.20222; 14.74222
Map
LOXZ is located in Austria
LOXZ
LOXZ
Location of Fliegerhorst Hinterstoisser in Austria
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 2,750 9,022 ASPHALT
08L/26R 1,100 3,609 GRASS
Source: Landings.com[1][2]
Austria Zeltweg Air Base
Zeltweg Airfield
Location Austria Zeltweg, Styria, Austria
Broke ground 1959
Opened 1964
Closed 1969
Major events FIA Formula One Austrian Grand Prix (1964)
FIA World Sportscar Championship 1000km of Zeltweg (1966-1968)
Grand Prix Circuit
Turns 4
Lap record 1:09.84 (United Kingdom Graham Hill, United Kingdom BRM, 1964, Formula One)

Zeltweg Air Base, now known as Fliegerhorst Hinterstoisser, is a military airfield in Styria, Austria near Zeltweg. It is the main airfield of the Austrian Air Force. It was also used as a motor racing circuit in the 1960s.

Motorsports[edit]

Built in 1959 in Styria, the idea for the track came from the United Kingdom's success at Silverstone Circuit, also built on the site of an airfield. However, the track engineers at Zeltweg failed to take into account the abrasive nature of the surface. A lone Formula One World Championship grand prix was held in 1964 before moving elsewhere due to the surface. The World Sportscar Championship 1000 km Zeltweg was held later, until the track was abandoned in 1969 following the construction of the purpose-built Österreichring. The lap record on the Zeltweg Airfield circuit is 1:09.84 by Graham Hill in a BRM.

Zeltweg Air Base

Races[edit]

Formula 1[edit]

Austrian Grand Prix[edit]

A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship but was run under Formula 1 rules.

Year Winning Driver Winning Constructor Car Race time
1963 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Brabham Brabham-Climax 1.09:06.3
1964 Italy Lorenzo Bandini Italy Ferrari Ferrari 156 F1 2:06:18.23

World Sportscar Championship[edit]

500km Zeltweg[edit]

Year Winning Driver Winning Constructor Car Race time
1966 Germany Gerhard Mitter
Germany Hans Herrmann
Germany Porsche System Porsche 906 3:07:52:550
1967 Australia Paul Hawkins Australia Paul Hawkins Ford GT40 MkII 3:15:54.530
1968 Switzerland Jo Siffert Germany Porsche System Engineering Porsche 908 2:55:17.790

References[edit]