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Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Austrian Grand-Prix preview

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Austrian Grand-Prix preview

25.06.2019: 2019 Austrian Grand Prix - Preview There's no chance to rest, as it's straight onto Round 9 of the 2019 Formula One season at the Red Bull Ring in Austri

2019 Austrian Grand Prix - Preview

 
There's no chance to rest, as it's straight onto Round 9 of the 2019 Formula One season at the Red Bull Ring in Austria


 


Toto Talks Austria:

 


Our result in last year's Austrian Grand Prix was the low point of the 2018 season. A double DNF after a promising front-row lockout meant that we left a lot of points on the table. The race was a cruel reminder how quickly things can go wrong in our sport and that reliability and performance go hand in hand in Formula One.
 


This year, our race finishing record has been good, but it would be complacent to ignore the fact that for two weekends in a row now, our mechanics had to perform the equivalent of "open-heart surgery" on our cars. We've faced a number of different issues on different components, each of which could have easily caused us to retire, so we need to get on top of those challenges as quickly as possible.
 


The forecast for Austria predicts temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius and more - combined with the reduced air density owing to the track's location at altitude, this means that cooling could become a real challenge in Spielberg. Add to that the short lap and the close gaps on that circuit and our direction is clear: we need to keep working diligently, stay humble and give it everything to do a better job than we managed 12 months ago.
 
 



Stat Attack: Austria and Beyond
 


2019 Austrian Grand Prix Timetable

 
Session          Local Time (CEST)          Brackley (BST)          Stuttgart (CEST)
Practice 1 (Friday)          11:00-12:30          10:00-11:30          11:00-12:30
Practice 2 (Friday)          15:00-16:30          14:00-15:30          15:00-16:30
Practice 3 (Saturday)          12:00-13:00          11:00-12:00          12:00-13:00
Qualifying (Saturday)          15:00-16:00          14:00-15:00          15:00-16:00
Race (Sunday)          15:10-17:10          14:10-16:10          15:10-17:10

 
 


Race Records - Mercedes F1 at the Austrian Grand Prix

 


Starts          Wins          Podium Places          Poles          Front Row          Fastest Laps          DNF



Mercedes          5          4          6          4          6          3          2
Hamilton          5          1          3          2          3          2          1
Bottas          5          1          2          2          3          0          1
MB Power          12          7          17          7          15          8          6

 
 

Technical Stats - Season to Date (Barcelona Pre-Season Test 1 to Present)

 


Laps Completed          Distance Covered (km)          Corners Taken          Gear Changes          PETRONAS Fuel Injections


Mercedes          4,073          19,695          66,073          199,264          162,920,000
Hamilton          1,915          9,268          31,142          94,001          76,600,000
Bottas          1,933          9,305          31,428          94,265          77,320,000
MB Power          10,672          51,733          172,887          523,100          426,880,000

 
 


Mercedes-Benz in Formula One

 


Starts          Wins          Podium Places          Poles          Front Row          Fastest Laps         
1-2 Wins          Front Row Lockouts



Mercedes (All Time)          197          95          194          107          192          69          50          63
Mercedes (Since 2010)          185          86          177          99          172          60          45          61
Hamilton          237          79          142          86          139          42          N/A          N/A
Bottas          126          5          37          9          23          12          N/A          N/A
MB Power          467          181          462          190          372          164          81          100

 
 

 
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