Formula 1 motor-racing returned to Austria, Sunday, for the first time since 2003, when the Austrian Grand Prix was raced over the Red Bull Ring, Spielberg in Styria province in Austria’s south-east.
Every once in a while, the Formula 1 series changes dramatically, with the changes sometimes so technical that fans are often led to wonder if they are not simply meant to penalize one team for being “that good.”
Porsche last week unveiled two 911 GT3 RSR as the next step in the German manufacturer’s return to Le Mans 24 Hours in 2014. Now, there is speculation that Australian Formula 1 driver Mark Webber may be in talks with the Stuttgart based manufacturer.
Australian Mark Webber is on his home grid this weekend, starting his 12th season in Formula 1. Aged 36, Webber is the oldest driver racing in Formula 1 and has expressed hopes of seeing out the rest of his career with the Red Bull team.
After a week of “what-ifs” and issues of safety surrounding the Bahrain Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel took the checkered flag on Sunday and climbed into the Formula 1 driver’s championship chase.
The start of the 2012 Formula 1 season in Australia is three weeks away, but there are rumblings revving up that say changes are needed to save the motor racing spectacle in the land down under.
The Styrian Mountains provide a breathtaking backdrop to the track action at the Austrian Grand Prix 2014.
By permission: Mercedes AMG Petronas F1
Mark Webber pictured at the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain
By Rich Jones from United Kingdom (Webber), via Wikimedia Commons
Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix Qualifying 2012 - Mark Webber driving for Red Bull
Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives during the qualifying session of the Austin F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin November 16, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Adrees Latif
The 2014 Formula 1 season will see significant changes to the cars, levelling out the playing field as teams try to catch up the four-time defending champions Infiniti Red Bull Racing and its number one driver Sebastian Vettel (right), shown here with new teammate Daniel Ricciardo.
Infiniti Red Bull Racing
The 2014 Formula 1 season will see significant changes to the cars, levelling out the playing field as teams try to catch up the four-time defending champions Infiniti Red Bull Racing and driver Sebastian Vettel.