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Austrian GP 2024: The best moments

302,000 spectators enjoyed a fantastic Grand Prix weekend in deepest Steiermark. We look back on the best moments – and look forward to 2025.

The biggest motorsport festival in Austria

Over the three days of the F1 weekend, 302,000 fans enjoyed themselves to the full at the Red Bull Ring. Were you among them? If so, then you will have heard and watched some great bands, DJs and live acts that generated a terrific party atmosphere in the official F1 Fan Zone and in the Steiermark Village. You will have been there when ARAS, one of the world’s most gifted freestyle motorbike riders, performed his spectacular stunt show.

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F1 stars up close and personal

Only at the Red Bull Ring is a green (!) carpet rolled out for the drivers of the premier class. Fans queued in front of the Red Bull Ring Welcome Center in the early hours of the morning to make sure of a place in the front row. Their enthusiasm was rewarded when various of the F1 drivers strolled across the ‘Styrian Green Carpet’ and took the time to fulfil the numerous selfie and autograph requests. The Meet the Drivers and Meet the Team Principals sessions in the F1 Fan Zone provided further opportunities to rub shoulders with the contestants and team bosses.


"Austrian GP Winners"

The Legends Parade 2024 once again lived up to its name, with the participants having racked up no fewer than 772 Grand Prix starts, 40 victories and 2,163 leading laps between them. This year’s parade at the Red Bull Ring took as its theme ‘Austrian GP Winners’. Gerhard Berger, David Coulthard, Emerson Fittipaldi, Johnny Herbert and Patrick Friesacher thrilled the tens of thousands of fans in the grandstands with the richly throbbing sound of F1 days gone by. The absolute crowd favourite was Fittipaldi, who returned in the same Lotus to the track where he won in 1972.

“Anthem of your Life”

The fans, the drivers, the adrenaline and the drama are what I make music for,” said Hollywood legend Hans Zimmer. “I took the daring decision to change the 3/4 time signature of the anthem to 4/4, because I think the sound fits better with the high-end technology of Formula 1.” He and star drummer Martin Grubinger got together with 50 musical F1 fans to perform a rock version of the Austrian national anthem Land der Berge (Land of the Mountains).

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Wheel-to-wheel racing right up to the last lap

Pole position on Friday, sprint victory and another pole position on Saturday – Max Verstappen seemed to have the Austrian Grand Prix weekend nicely wrapped up. Ultimately, however, it was a smiling George Russell who lifted the winner’s trophy. So, what went wrong? A battle for the lead between Verstappen and Lando Norris ended in a collision, which left the Mercedes man, runner-up Oscar Piastri and third-placed Carlos Sainz to share the podium.

Fun fact: Russell is the only driver in the current field to have won in F2, F3 and F1 at the Red Bull Ring

As one Austrian GP finishes, preparations for the next begin

Be there when the Red Bull Ring next hosts the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix (27th – 29th June 2025). Online ticket sales have already started! Book your seats now for an unforgettable weekend of adrenaline and racing action.

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Recap: Austrian GP 2024

Recap: Austrian GP 2024

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