Austrian GP (2017)

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07 Jul - 09 Jul
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Tech analysis: The details shaping the Mercedes/Ferrari battle

Development within Formula 1 is always fierce but when a rule change as significant as the one we've gone through for 2017 comes along, things step up another notch.

Massa column: F1's new generation should have more respect

In his latest column for, Felipe Massa looks back at Williams' impressive Austrian GP turnaround and raises the matter of on-track respect between drivers.

Verstappen "losing confidence" in Red Bull situation

Max Verstappen has admitted that he is starting to lose confidence with the situation at Red Bull following his third retirement in a row at the Red Bull Ring.

Five things we learned from the Austrian GP’s Global Editor-in-Chief Charles Bradley gives his views as a new player emerged in the F1 title battle at the Red Bull Ring.

Williams: Double-points finish unexpected after qualifying woe

Claire Williams and Paddy Lowe admitted they didn't expect to score Williams's first double-points finish of the 2017 Formula 1 season in Austria after its worst qualifying in three years.

Race analysis: How Bottas became a genuine F1 title contender

Valtteri Bottas had to stave off a stern challenge from Sebastian Vettel to take his first Formula 1 win in Russia earlier this year, and in Austria he found himself in the same situation. And once again, the ice cool Finn was up to the task.

Magnussen failure caused by broken hydraulic pipe

Haas says a freak failure of a washer cutting through a hydraulic pipe was the cause of Kevin Magnussen’s retirement from the Austrian Grand Prix.

Austrian GP: Post-race press conference

DRIVERS: Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes), Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari), Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull)

Hamilton "quickest of everyone" in Austrian GP

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton believes his fourth-place finish in the Austrian GP was not reflective of a race where he'd been “the strongest”.

Bottas escaped jump start penalty thanks to FIA tolerances

Valtteri Bottas was cleared of jumping the start at the Austrian Grand Prix because any movement his car made before the lights went out was within tolerance limits allowed by the FIA, it has emerged.

Alonso: Turn 1 crash down to Kvyat taking "unnecessary" risk

Fernando Alonso suggests Daniil Kvyat's error at the start of the Austrian Grand Prix was caused by the Toro Rosso drive taking risks amid uncertainty over his Formula 1 future.

Grosjean: Haas “won Formula 1 Grand Prix 2” in Austria

Romain Grosjean says that Haas F1 “won Formula 1 Grand Prix 2” by beating Force India’s Sergio Perez to sixth place in the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring.

Vettel needed "one more lap" to pass Bottas for win

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel felt he needed “one more lap” to snatch Austrian Grand Prix victory from Mercedes Formula 1 rival Valtteri Bottas.

Vettel believes Bottas jumped the start

Sebastian Vettel believes Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas jumped the start of the Austrian Grand Prix.

Clutch issue to blame for Verstappen’s first-corner exit

Max Verstappen says a clutch problem at the start of the Austrian Grand Prix led to him being collected at the first corner, forcing him out for the third grand prix on the trot.

Austrian GP: Top 10 quotes after race

Valtteri Bottas took his second career victory today edging Vettel's Ferrari by 0.6s across the line

Austrian GP: Bottas beats Vettel amid jump start controversy

Valtteri Bottas survived a jump-start investigation to score his second Formula 1 victory in the Austrian Grand Prix, holding off a stiff assault by points leader Sebastian Vettel in the final laps.

Lowe: Williams slump feels like Mercedes in Singapore 2015

Williams technical chief Paddy Lowe admits the team has been unable to find any answers about its lack of pace during the Austrian Grand Prix, as he compared the situation to Mercedes' struggles in Singapore 2015.

Ocon promises to be "more careful" with Perez

Esteban Ocon says he and Force India teammate Sergio Perez will be "more careful" in the Austrian Grand Prix following their crash in Baku two weeks ago.

Underused soft could mean step into unknown in Austrian GP

Formula 1 drivers look set to face a step into the unknown with tyre choices for the Austrian Grand Prix, with Pirelli predicting the soft compound that many have not even run yet could be the best option if the race remains dry.

Red Bull duo on penalty bubble as Renault changes MGU-H

Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg have joined the growing list of drivers on the grid penalty "bubble" after Renault introduced a modified MGU-H.

Grosjean 'aiming for Red Bull' when his car failed

Haas F1 driver Romain Grosjean was aiming to split the two Red Bulls in qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix when his car's electrics shut down in Q3.

Perez hails amazing turnaround after “very messy weekend”

Force India's Sergio Perez believes his Austrian GP qualifying was among the best on his career after the lead-up to the session had turned out to be a “massive struggle”.

Austrian GP: Post-qualifying press conference

DRIVERS: Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes), Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari), Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes).

Honda faces Alonso Spec 3 engine dilemma for British GP

Honda faces a dilemma over whether it should take grid penalties on Fernando Alonso’s McLaren at the British Grand Prix after suffering further failures in Austria.

Verstappen admits over-aggressiveness led to spin

Max Verstappen's late off during qualifying for Formula 1's Austrian Grand Prix was caused by being too aggressive while trying to make up to time lost to a yellow flag.

Raikkonen: Qualifying could've been "an awful lot worse"

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen believes he "made the most" of Austrian GP qualifying by placing third on the grid, despite his deficit to teammate Sebastian Vettel.

No point in backing up Vettel, say Mercedes drivers

Mercedes drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton say it would not make sense for the Finn to try to slow Sebastian Vettel down during the Austrian Grand Prix.

Massa puzzled by dire Williams qualifying performance

Felipe Massa says he’s perplexed by Williams’ struggles in qualifying at the Red Bull Ring, three years on from his pole position at the track.

Austrian GP: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Valtteri Bottas stars in Spielberg to score his second F1 pole

Austrian GP: Bottas beats Vettel to pole by 0.042s

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas claimed his second pole position in Formula 1, beating Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel by 0.042s in qualifying for the Austrian GP.

Austrian GP: Vettel tops FP3 as Hamilton hits trouble

Sebastian Vettel set a scintillating pace to beat Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton to the quickest time in third and final practice for the Austrian Grand Prix.

Alonso reverts to older-spec Honda engine

Fernando Alonso has reverted to the ‘Spec 2’ Honda engine for the remainder of the Austrian Grand Prix weekend after an issue with his new power unit was detected on Friday night.

Hamilton gearbox damage not caused by Vettel crash

Mercedes has dismissed suggestions that the damage that Lewis Hamilton's gearbox suffered at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was caused by the impact he took from Sebastian Vettel in the race.

FIA modifies Red Bull Ring kerbs after Friday issues

The FIA has made some minor changes to the kerbs at the last two corners of the Red Bull Ring after several drivers suffered damage when they ran wide in practice on Friday.

Austrian GP: Friday's press conferences

Yusuke Hasegawa (Honda), Toto Wolff (Mercedes), Eric Boullier (Mclaren), Guenther Steiner (Haas), Franz Tost (Toro Rosso), Beat Zehndner (Sauber)

Verstappen: Red Bull Ring kerbs not right for F1

Max Verstappen believes the 'baguette' kerbs at the Red Bull Ring are not right for Formula 1, after they caused problems for several drivers in Austrian Grand Prix practice.

Mercedes has strong baseline "for first time" - Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton reckoned the Austrian GP marked “the first time” in the Formula 1 2017 campaign that Mercedes has started the weekend with a strong baseline.

Massa says car "not good" despite Williams upgrades

Felipe Massa says his Williams car was "not good" in Austrian Grand Prix practice on Friday, despite the latest updates introduced by the team for this weekend.

Austrian GP: Hamilton pips Vettel in second practice

Lewis Hamilton broke his own Red Bull Ring lap record in second practice for Formula 1's Austrian Grand Prix.

Sauber drivers in the dark over new team boss

Sauber Formula 1 drivers Pascal Wehrlein and Marcus Ericsson say they are still in the dark over who will replace former team principal Monisha Kaltenborn.

Austrian GP: Hamilton leads Verstappen in FP1

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest-ever lap around the Red Bull Ring to top opening practice for the Austrian Grand Prix.

Ferrari strengthens floor area after flexing intrigue

Ferrari has made modifications to strengthen the floor area of the car, amid season-long intrigue about potential flexing of this area of the SF70H.

Gallery: Key F1 tech shots at Austrian GP

A selection of the best technical images courtesy of Giorgio Piola, LAT images and Sutton Images from the Austrian GP.

Austrian GP: Thursday's press conference in full

DRIVERS – Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari), Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes), Kevin MAGNUSSEN (Haas), Carlos SAINZ (Toro Rosso), Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing), Felipe MASSA (Williams).

Williams introduces aggressive update package for Austria

Williams has revealed an aggressive update of its car for the Austrian Grand Prix as it bids to get back in the fight for best-of-the-rest behind the top three teams.

F1 alters numbering system for Red Bull Ring corners

Formula 1 has changed the numbering system for the corners at the Red Bull Ring ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix – to bring it in line with MotoGP.

Analysis: F1 set for lowest pole time in 30 years in Austria

The pole position time for this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix is likely to be well inside the all-time top 10 list of lowest F1 pole laptimes – and it could even be the lowest achieved at any F1 circuit since the 1980s.