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Legends Parade to bring back memories of past Austrian GP winners

The Legends Parade is always one of the highlights of the annual F1 weekend. In 2024, the focus will be on legendary F1 drivers and iconic F1 cars that have won the Austrian Grand Prix over the past 50 years. Fans can look forward to seeing idols from the past, such as two-time F1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi and Austrian F1 legend Gerhard Berger, as they lap the Red Bull Ring. The Legends Parade will also feature Johnny Herbert and David Coulthard.

Legends Parade 2024: Participating vehicles and drivers at a glance

  • Gerhard BERGER in Michael Schumacher’s winning Ferrari (2002 / 3,000 cc / 835 hp)
  • David COULTHARD (GP winner 2001) in the RB1 (2005 / 3,000 cc / 900 hp)
  • Emerson FITTIPALDI (GP winner 1972) in his Lotus (1972 / 2,993 cc / 470 hp)
  • Johnny HERBERT in Elio de Angelis’ winning Lotus (1982 / 2,993 cc / 520 hp)
  • Patrick FRIESACHER in the RB8 (2012 / 2.400 ccm / 900 PS)

When the legendary F1 cars are not out on track, they will be on display in the Legends Tent in the F1 Fan Zone. As a bonus, they will be joined by two other cars that have won the Austrian Grand Prix, namely the Lotus 79 of Ronnie Peterson (winner of the 1978 Austrian GP) and the RB14 of Max Verstappen (winner of the 2018 Austrian GP). So head to the F1 Fan Zone and marvel at these ‘legends’ up close.

Opening hours legends tent I F1 Fan Zone:
Sunday: 08:30 – 15:00 Uhr* (race start)

*The legends tent is closed one hour before the Legends Parade Track Familiarization (Saturday, 5:50) and before the Legends Parade (Sunday, 12:30).

Formula 1 Programme

Lotus 72

  • Active years: 1970 bis 1975
  • Engine: Cosworth-Ford DFV
  • Output: 470 bhp

Designed by Colin Chapman and Maurice Philippe and fielded in the years 1970 – 1975, the Lotus 72, ranks as of the most successful Formula 1 cars of all time, having won 20 of the 75 Grand Prix races in which it was entered. On 13th August 1972, Brazil’s Emerson Fittipaldi took victory on the 5.91 km Österreichring after starting the race from. pole position. Incidentally, Emerson Fittipaldi followed Jochen Rindt, who won four races in his Lotus 72 and was killed in an accident during practice for the Italian Grand Prix in the same year. Fittipaldi’s victory in the 1970 USA GP secured Rindt the drivers’ title posthumously

Lotus 91

  • Active years: 1982
  • Engine: Cosworth-Ford DFV
  • Output: 480 bhp

The introduction of turbo engines brought the Renault and Brabham teams to the front of the field, but not at the 1982 Austrian GP. Riccardo Patrese, Nelson Piquet, René Arnoux and Alain Prost retired one after the other at the Österreichring due to technical problems. This cleared the way for Elio de Angelis in the Lotus 91 to record a surprise win. The Italian crossed the finish line with a lead of 12 hundredths over second-placed Keke Rosberg. For Lotus founder Colin Chapman, it was the last victory he would experience.


  • Active years: 2005
  • Engine: Cosworth V10
  • Output: 900 bhp

With the purchase of the Jaguar team, Red Bull Racing also took over the concept of the car designed by Mark Smith and Rob Taylor – the RB1 was born. At the Legends Parade, David Coulthard will take a seat in his former workhorse. Coulthard won the Austrian Grand Prix in 2001 while still driving for McLaren-Mercedes. For most of his career at that team, the Scot was overshadowed by two Finns: first Mika Häkkinen and later Kimi Räikkönen. In 2001, he made the breakthrough to become a serious title contender.


  • Active years: 2002
  • Engine: Ferrari Tipo 051/B/C V10
  • Output: 835 bhp

The 2002 Austrian GP went down in the annals of Formula 1, albeit as an inglorious chapter. Rubens Barrichello dominated the race, but was ordered over the radio to let his Ferrari team-mate past on the last lap. The Brazilian obeyed the team orders and allowed Michael Schumacher, who was fighting for the world championship, to pass him just a few metres before the finish line. Incidentally, a year earlier, Ferrari also produced the most historic radio message from team boss Jean Todt at Spielberg. “Rubens, it’s last lap. Let Michael pass for the championship.” Even now, 22 years later, every F1 afficionado recalls the wording of that radio message.

Lotus 79

  • Active years: 1978 und 1979
  • Engine: Cosworth-Ford DFV
  • Output: 520 bhp

The 1978 Austrian Grand Prix was a wet weather slog. Torrential rain turned the 5,942-metre Österreichring into a skidpan on which the drivers spun and crashed one after the other. The inevitable happened, and the Grand Prix was red-flagged on Lap 8 for safety reasons. But the chaos continued at the restart. In the end, only nine cars crossed the finish line. Ronnie Peterson secured victory in the Lotus 79 ahead of Patrick Depailler (Tyrell) and Gilles Villeneuve (Ferrari). For Villeneuve, it was the first podium of his F1 career.


  • Active years: 2018
  • Engine: Renault Hybrid V6
  • Output: 900 bhp

Max Verstappen has not only claimed the greatest number of victories at Spielberg but also secured the very first home win for Red Bull Racing. “If you want to win a race, this is the perfect place, in a Red Bull car at the Red Bull Ring,” said a delighted Verstappen at the podium ceremony. Starting from fourth on the grid, he immediately stamped his authority on the race. He first passed Kimi Räikkönen, then took second place from Valtteri Bottas and benefited from a subsequent strategy error by the opposition.

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