sight of turn 3 on the track


Facts & numbers

Styria is home to one of the most modern race tracks in the world. The Red Bull Ring is characterized by a combination of fast straights and demanding corners.

Embedded in the natural scenery, the course has significant differences in altitude, which leads to spectacular inclines (max. gradient 12%) and declines (max. gradient 9.3%). At the same time, the typography offers spectators an optimal view of large parts of the track – and thus of the racing action.

The F1 track in detail:

  • Number of laps: 71
  • Total distance: 306.58 km
  • Lap record: 1:05,619 Carlos Sainz (2020)
  • First Grand Prix: 1970

The Red Bull Ring is not only known for its impressive route, but also for the breathtaking backdrop of the Austrian Alps. This combination makes the race track so popular with drivers, teams and fans.

General information
The Red Bull Ring is 4.318 km long, consisting of 10 corners. The height difference is 65m, the maximum gradient is 12% and the maximum gradient is 9.3%.
Rennaction in der Niki Lauda Kurve
T1 – Niki Lauda Turn
Turn 1 features the most action of all the turns. If a driver brakes too late, he gets carried outwards to the curb or beyond, and if he hits it too early, he becomes easy prey for his opponents.
Red Bull Racing car goes through turn 2
T2 – Münzer Turn
The extremely fast left turn merges seamlessly into the steepest section of the route (12 % incline).
Red Bull Ring Turn 3
A true overtaking hotspot. The slowest turn of the race track and the best place for an out-braking manoeuvre.
F1 fans watch the race in turn 4
T4 – Rauch Turn
The curve sloping outwards is usually taken in third gear, followed by a shortshifting to seventh gear. If you are not careful here, you’ll be off the track in no time.
This curve is not really tricky. For the pilots, the main thing is to prepare for the upcoming double links.
F1 cars go trough turn 6
The track declines here and the drivers see the apex of the turn very late, meaning they have to turn in almost blind.
T7 – Graz Turn
In turn 7, the drivers first go into a dip and then uphill again.
Kurve 8 am Red Bull Ring
From 190 to 260km/h: The car must be positioned in such a way that it is not carried too far out at the end of Turn 8, because the curb quickly comes to an end here.
A Red Bull Racing driver goes through turn 9
T9 – Jochen Rindt Turn
The drivers come into it at 250 km/h and drive almost blind into the exit of the turn.
F1 car goes through turn 10 on the Red Bull Ring
If you don’t stay on the ideal line here and get some momentum to take into the 626-metre start-finish straight, you can end up losing the race in the last few metres.