2018 June 30

The qualifying and all Saturday's highlights

It’s been one highlight after another since 8am this morning at the Red Bull Ring – not only for Fans, but also for drivers and team managers too as they were greeted by enthusiastic fans as they walked the Styrian green carpet, something you’ll only find at Spielberg!

VETTEL LEADS THE WAY IN FP3

The third and final Free Practice session went ahead at 12 o’clock and it was Sebastian Vettel leading the way with a lap time of 1:04,070. He was quicker than Lewis Hamilton, Valteri Bottas, Kimi Räikkönen, Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo.

QUALIFYING AS IT HAPPENED

15:00 The final fight for the grid spots at the Red Rull Ring is on!
15:09 Charles Leclerc loses a part of his front wing in between the last two corners, but the damage is repaired quickly.
15:22 Mercedes dominates in Q1 with Hamilton in front of Bottas and Räikkönen.
15:41 Vettel sets the quickest lap in Q2, just ahead of Hamilton and Bottas.
15:48 The last 12 minutes in the fight for the pole position. There is an investigation against Vettel going on, as he may have hampered Carlos Sainz.
16:00 The seven fastest qualifying drivers are Valtteri Bottas ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, followed by Kimi Räikkönen, Max Verstappen, Romain Grosjean and Daniel Ricciardo.
18:04 Vettel is demoted by 3 grid places for hindering Sainz.

“We were able to make step by step progress with our setup on course of the whole weekend. The car has a good balance and it felt perfect. I felt more was possible until the final qualifying, I now want the win tomorrow,” stated Bottas at the end of the day.

PREINING EARNS POLE IN PORSCHE MOBIL SUPERCUP

There’s a real chance for local fans to hear their national anthem in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup: Thomas Preining from Linz dominated proceedings to take pole position for the 16 lap encounter on Sunday, which begins at 12:15 local time..

FLAT OUT AFTER SUNSET

Now that the engines have gone quiet and the pit garages are closed, the F1 Party kicks off with the Ö3 concerts in the F1 Fanzone. Gert Steinbäcker, Pizzera & Jaus and Sunrise Avenue will be the highlights of tonight’s party!

SUNDAYS HIGHLIGHTS

08:00 Styrian Green Carpet Walk
11:15 F1 Fanzone Autograph Session Red Bull Racing
13:05 Legends Parade
13:30 Drivers Parade Formula 1
14;05 Flying Bulls Air Show
14:15 Starting Grid presentation
14:56 National Anthem of Austria
15:10 2018 Formula 1 eyetime Grand Prix of Austria

LAST CHANCE TICETS

Sunday, 1. July: 08:00 – 15:00 o’clock

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