13 June


AHEAD OF THE AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX


Daniel Ricciardo
ďItís great to be going to Red Bullís home race after an awesome weekend in Canada. Iíve only driven the Red Bull Ring on filming days, essentially a handful of laps without the out-and-out aggression that youíll see at the Austrian Grand Prix weekend. Itís a tidy circuit, not the longest and not many corners, but what is there is good. Turn One is cool as it climbs up the hill. It looks tight, but actually isnít. Turn Two is quite a tight right-hand corner, going uphill and off-camber as well. Then it drops back down all the way through the rest of the track. Itís very odd going to what, essentially, is a new race but in a place where the racing history is firmly established. It sounds as though there will be a massive crowd up in the mountains and Iím sure the return of the Austrian Grand Prix will get off to a really good start.Ē

Sebastian Vettel
ďI have great memories of the Red Bull Ring. I was 13 years old when I first drove around it. I had the chance to test a Formula car from the Auinger family. That is a huge step if youíre coming from a karting background. It was something completely new and it took me a while to get used to it. Iím really happy that we will race there. The circuit is actually very pretty, not only the track, but the whole area. The circuitís set amid a beautiful natural landscape. There are not many distractions there Ė itís just about racing. The Red Bull Ring is a short track, with only a few turns, but itís very challenging. There are also a lot of elevation changes, which makes it interesting and fun. The fans will have a great time as every grandstand offers a great view of the circuit.Ē

posted at 16:14:00 on 06/13/14 by webmaster - Category: races