George ‘excited’ as F1 prepares for back-to-back races in Austria
Formula One’s first triple-header of the 2021 continues as the paddock moves to Austria ahead of the Styrian Grand Prix and Austrian Grand Prix respectively.
The Red Bull Ring is one of the shortest circuits but most picturesque on the F1 calendar at only 4.3km, with only 10 corners, short, fast straights, and large elevation changes, car performance is even more important at a track like this.
A double header of races in Austria, begin with the Styrian Grand Prix this weekend, before F1 returns to the same circuit next weekend for the Austrian Grand Prix.
This will conclude a triple-header of races, that started in Paul Ricard and end in the Red Bull Ring for the driver's and team's.
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
“I’m glad that we’re straight into another race week off the back of a good result in France. Austria always offers some great racing with the three good straights and some very nice high-speed corners at the end of the lap, so even though it’s a very short circuit, it’s a fun one to drive. Two races at the same circuit gives opportunities to try different set-ups between the two, and potentially understand the car further. Overall, I’m excited to have this quick turn around and get cracking!”
FP1 for the StyrianGP will take place on Friday June 25 from 10:30am BST.