All the highlights from the Formula 1 weekend at Spielberg

The countdown is on: 30 June will see the “Formula 1 myWorld Großer Preis von Österreich 2019” and even the days before the race are packed with highlights!

Wednesday, 26 June: Max Verstappen will conquer Graz’s Schloßberg

Under the headline “Schloßberg grüßt Spielberg”, last year’s race winner Max Verstappen will race up Schloßberg behind the wheel of his 900-bhp RB15. Prior to his Schloßberg run, Max Verstappen himself and the Toro Rosso drivers Daniil Kvyat and Alexander Albon will invite their fans to Karmeliterplatz from 10 am to sign autographs.

The show run will then lead from Karmeliterplatz, past Uhrturm to Kasematten, where Max Verstappen will hold a press conference together with Mayor Siegfried Nagl, Red Bull Racing Motorsport Consultant Dr. Helmut Marko and Bernhard Rinner of Theaterholding Graz.

Thursday, 27 June: Formula 1 up close and personal

When the Fanzone opens at 13:00, the Red Bull Ring will be ready to offer a packed programme for everybody! It starts with the Public Pitlane Walk from 15:30 and signing sessions with (almost) all the top teams at the Fanzone: Haas F1 Team (16:00), Mercedes-AMG Petronas and Toro Rosso (17:00), Scuderia Ferrari (17:15), Renault Sport Williams Martini Racing and Alfa Romeo F1 Team (17:30), followed by McLaren (17:45).

Friday, 28 June: Let’s get loud

At 9:35 in the morning, it finally gets loud at the Red Bull Ring when the day starts with the Formula 3 Practice Session. The first and second practice sessions of the top class run from 11 to 12:30 and from 15:00 to 16:30. In between – from 12:40 to 16:40 – the Red Bull Driftbrothers will put some black lines on the asphalt – preferably sideways. The support series will also take to the track for the first time on Friday: 18:40 to 19:25 will see the practice session of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.

Saturday, 29 June: Green Carpet, Legends Parade, Schlossberg Ball, Ö3 Concerts

The perfect start to the motorsport weekend will take place from 9:00 to 11:00 on the Styrian Green Carpet and will feature the stars of F1 up close and personal! At 12:00 noon and 15:00 the drivers will once again squeeze into their cockpits for the third practice and the subsequent qualifying session.

At 18:40 it’s once again time for a truly legendary tradition: This year it will once again feature dream race cars from motorsport’s illustrious history take to the asphalt of the Red Bull Ring during the Formula 1 weekend. Behind the wheel: motorsport celebrities from recent decades. Among others, the fans will be treated to Helmut Marko in the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera and Gerhard Berger in the McLaren Senna.

In the framework of “Schloßberg grüßt Spielberg” the traditional Schlossberg Ball will once again take place at Graz’s Kasematten, providing a unique mix of elegant ball and cool summer party. Its guests will be greeted by the likes of hosts Christina Surer and Formula 1 legend Mark Webber. Two orchestras, seven summer party floors, cool bands, hip DJs and magnificent artists will guarantee a varied evening.

Those who prefer to party on at Spielberg can do so at the Ö3 concerts in the Fanzone: The DJ Warm-up will start at 18:00 while Thorsteinn Einarsson, The BossHoss and Wanda will rock the audience at 19:00, 20:15 and 21:45 respectively.

Sunday, 30 June: “Formula 1 myWorld Großer Preis von Österreich 2019“

At 9:00 at the Green Carpet in front of the gates of the Red Bull Ring, fans will have one last chance to see the teams live prior to the big race. Red Bull Racing fans, pay attention now: Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly will sign autographs at the F1 Fanzone at 11:15 – a good opportunity to wish them all the best for the race on sunday! The last race of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup is scheduled for 12:15, after which the final countdown to the #AustrianGP starts:

13:10 – Legends Parade
13:30 – Drivers’ Track Parade
14:00 – Grid presentation and Flying Bulls Airshow
14:54 – National anthem
15:10 – Start of the “Formula 1 myWorld Großer Preis von Österreich 2019“

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