Formula One 2020 – Austrian Grand Prix Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does the race begin for the Austrian Grand Prix? Sunday 5th July, 2020 – 14:10 (UK)

What is the expected weather for the weekend? 24c, cloudy

What channel is the Austrian Grand Prix on in the UK? The race will be televised live on Sky Sport F1

Where can I stream the Austrian Grand Prix in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the qualifying and race live via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for the Austrian Grand Prix? Ticket information for all races on the F1 2020 calendar can be found here

Who won the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix on? Max Verstappen, Red Bull

IN BRIEF

  • The 2020 F1 season will make its belated return as the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria plays hosts to the maiden event of the campaign.
  • Lewis Hamilton will go in search of a record-equalling seventh Drivers’ Championship this season and he will be eager to get the year off to a strong start.
  • The Brit enjoyed a superb weekend in practice and in the early stages of qualifying with pole position looking a formality but he was pipped by Valtteri Bottas.
  • The Mercedes duo will go into battle as they look to secure the opening race of the season and it looks as though the pair will be difficult to get in front of.

THE PREDICTION

Mercedes laid down a marker for the season in the opening qualifying of the year in Austria with Valtteri Bottas leading Lewis Hamilton in a 1-2 on the grid. They will hope that is the case during the race too but Max Verstappen looks like their biggest danger having qualified in third. The Dutchman has won this race on the last two occasions and will be seeking a hat-trick of successes but preference goes to Hamilton who can begin the defence of his Drivers’ Championship with maximum points.

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