Racing Engineering are prepared for the challenges of the Red Bull Ring.

Racing Engineering are prepared for the challenges of the Red Bull Ring.

06.07.2017: This weekend sees the first of three race weekends that will be taking place over a four-week period as the FIA Formula


This weekend sees the first of three race weekends that will be taking place over a four-week period as the FIA Formula Two Teams arrive in Austria for round five of the 2017 Championship. Racing Engineering have put the disappointments of Baku, where neither Gustav Malja or Louis Delétraz scored points, behind them and the whole team are confident they will be back to their usual position at the Red Bull Ring.



The Red Bull Ring is 4.326 km long with nine turns and this will be the fourth time the F2 or GP2 cars have raced here. As the circuit is a mixture of two relatively long straights with a tight and twisty section, Pirelli will be supplying their P Zero Yellow soft and P Zero Red supersoft compounds as their nominated tyres for the weekend. Racing Engineering have been successful here in the past taking one win, a second and two thirds in the previous three years.




Timetable:



Practice: Fri 07 Jul 2017, 12:00 (GMT+2)
Qualifying Session: Fri 07 Jul 2017, 15:55 (GMT+2)
Race 1: Sat 08 Jul 2017, 15:35 (GMT+2)
Race 2: Sun 09 Jul 2017, 10:20 (GMT+2)



 Length of lap:    4.326 km

 2016 best Racing Engineering:    P9 in Qualifying – P7 in R1 – P1 in R2

 Tyre Wear:    Low
 Brake Wear:    Medium
 Downforce:    High
 Throttle Average:    65%
 Fastest turn:    T8
 Hardest Braking Point:    T2
 Gear shifts per lap:    33
 Top Speed:    295 km/h
 Average Speed (Qualifying) 2016:    211.416 km/h
 Average Speed (Race) 2016:    162.845 km/h
 Pole Position Time 2016:    1:13.663





FORMULA 2  Facts



  1. The Red Bull Ring is located in the Styria region of Austria, at the foot of the Alps.


2. A special feature of this racetrack is the difference in slope angles, with a maximum uphill slope of 12% and a maximum downhill slope of 9.3%.


3. The Red Bull Ring's mixture of long straights and technical, medium-speed sections call for a compromised setup.


4. The downhill sections with curves are very tricky, especially if the track is wet.


5. Last year, Racing Engineering's driver Jordan King won the sprint race in Austria.


6. Turn 5 and 6 are almost symmetrical left hand corners.


7. Last year at the Red Bull Ring, Racing Engineering's driver Norman Nato set the fastest lap of the second race with a time of 1:22.155 on lap 28.



8. The on-track action at the Red Bull Ring takes place in the shadows of a giant Red Bull sculpture, which sits in the middle of the infield section at corners 4, 5, 6 and 7.


9. Corners 1, 2 and 3 are great overtaking areas, as they all have a long straight before them, giving drivers a good opportunity to out-brake their opponents.


10. After turn 8, named after Jochen Rindt, cars drive downhill to the Red Bull Mobile corner and onto the 626m start finish straight.




F2 versus F1




 1. The average speed in F1 is 227.647 km/h and 211,416 km/h in F2.


2. F1 throttle usage is 82% vs 65% of the lap that the engine spends at full throttle in F2.


3. F1 top speed is 330 km/h – F2 is 295 km/h.


4. F1 drivers will shift gear 38 times per lap against 33 times that a F2 driver will have to do.


5. Race distance is different: F1 goes around the circuit for 71 laps and F2 does a total of 68 laps during its two races - 40 laps in Feature Race and 28 in the Sprint Race.



6. Pole position in F1 was set in 2016 at 1:07.922– Pole position in F2 was set in 2016 at 1:13.663.




- Ines Koschutnig -  photos FIA F2                  

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