2016 July 2

Thrilling qualifying after a visit to the red carpet

The starting positions for the "Formula 1 Großer Preis von Österreich 2016" are confirmed. Lewis Hamilton set a new fastest lap on the fresh tarmac of the Red Bull Ring in qualifying. He emerged victorious in Q3, which was dramatic up to the very last second, to claim pole for Sunday’s Grand Prix. Along with plenty of thrills and spills on the race track, the Formula 1 fans had the chance to see the drivers and team bosses up close at the red carpet.

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Fastest lap after fastest lap. The 2016 F1 weekend at the Red Bull Ring continued to be turbulent on Saturday. Nico Rosberg piled into the crash barriers in the final practice session after the Remus curve. After needing a change of gearbox, the World Championship leader was handed a five-place penalty. Q1 produced one fastest ever lap at the Red Bull Ring after another. Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton kept on outdoing one another before Lewis Hamilton finally set the best time in the session with 1:06.228.

Highly dramatic qualifying

After a bit of rain came an extremely eventful Q3. The drivers went onto the circuit with wet tyres, but it soon dried out. All the teams still in contention quickly changed their tyres, and the lead changed every few seconds at times. The qualifying session remained extremely thrilling right up to the last lap, with reigning champion Lewis Hamilton ultimately able to finish ahead of his team-mate Nico Rosberg. Nico Hulkenberg, who was third fastest, will line up on the front row alongside Hamilton with Rosberg moved back to seventh due to his penalty.

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Red carpet a real fan magnet

Projekt Spielberg gave fans the chance to enjoy the red carpet for the first time this year. Visitors were able to meet many of the drivers and team bosses there on Saturday, take photos and get autographs. Sebastian Vettel used the opportunity to delight the crowds by turning up on a scooter. There was huge interest from the fans, with Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone also there along with the drivers. Visitors have another chance to see the stars of Formula 1 up close on Sunday from 08:00 to 10:00 in front of the Welcome Center of the voestalpine wing.

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Tickets for Sunday and the "Formula 1 Großer Preis von Österreich 2016" are still available on-site. Get all the information here.

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