Austrian GP Day 1: Fans on pole position for a spectacular weekend

The FIA Formula 1 World Championship has arrived at Spielberg with the fan zone having opened today. 

Pitlane Walk & Signing Sessions

Thursday, 1 pm at the Red Bull Ring: The Fan-Zone opened up for the Formula 1 weekend at the Spielberg race track and that means the party has begun. From there it only took two hours for the fans to enter the world of motorsport.

This weekend’s first highlight was the Pitlane Walk, starting at the main grandstand through the pit lane. Fans had the exclusive chance to watch the teams in their final preparations for both of Friday’s Free Practice sessions (11am & 3pm) at close quarters. In the Fan-Zone, the next highlight was the signing session by the Formula 1 stars, with drivers starting from Toro Rosso, Mercedes and Ferrari taking part, posing for selfies, shaking hands and signing photos.

Living the F1 dream in the Fan-Zone

Have you dreamt of being a Formula 1 driver? Then prove your skills in the Red Bull Ring’s racing simulator. Further challenges include completing a F1 Pitstop, putting your F1 Fitness to the test, F1 TV and the F1 Reaction Times Test.

Backstage at the Red Bull Ring

Discover “The funny (In)Side of Formula 1” with our selection of the best posts on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube from around the Austrian Grand Prix. Why is Pierre Gasly turning somersaults? How good is Lando Norris on two wheels and how fast is the paddock is set up – you can experience it all with our “Best of Social! Formula 1 backstage at Red Bull Ring”.

What to expect on Friday?

The action starts at the Ring from 09:35 am with the practice session of the Formula 3 with the premier class of motor racing on track from 11am to 12:30pm and from 3-4:30pm for first and second Free Practice. The Red Bull Driftbrothers will amaze fans with their drift racing show runs at 12:40 am and 4:40 pm. The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup will hit the track at 6:40pm and 7:25pm.

Time Schedule

Licenced to Thrill

12 legendary Bond cars will be on display all weekend in the “Bond In Motion” exhibition which has come over on a special tour from London. Get a closer look at Goldfinger’s 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III and 007’s Aston Martin DB10 from Spectre. Making its debut at Spielberg this weekend, the display is touring with Formula 1 for six races this year. Entry is free.

Tickets are still available on the door. Opening times of the box offices:

FR: 08.00 – 18.00

SA: 08.00 – 18.00

SU: 08.00 – 15.00

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