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Red Bull Ring Classics: Thrill to that goosebump feeling on the Paddock Tour

At the Red Bull Ring Classics, you will have the opportunity to admire a collection of legendary F1 Lotus cars at close quarters, including the Lotus 77 in which Mario Andretti won the memorable wet-weather battle in Fuji in 1976 and the fabled Lotus 88. And the great thing about a booked Paddock Tour is that you will be told previously unheard tales from back then.

Paddock Tour times*:

Sunday 9th June:
Tour I: 10:00 – 11:00
Tour II: 15:30 – 16:30

Price per person: €10.00

Tickets for the Paddock Tour will be available on the day at the ticket office in the mobile Fan Shop (Fan Zone). First come, first served.
*Subject to change without notice

Legendary: F1 Lotus 88 with double chassis

Funny stories from yesterday

LOTUS:  Five letters that have played a powerful role in the history of motorsport. The racing team led by Colin Chapman caused a sensation in Formula 1, firstly by winning multiple world championship titles, including the one secured by Jochen Rindt in 1970, and secondly by introducing a number of technical innovations that sometimes strayed into the grey zone. The best example of this is the Lotus 88, which may not look spectacular at first glance but on closer inspection reveals a diffuser and a height-adjustable underbody which, in theory, makes the Lotus 88 capable of driving on the ceiling at speeds of 80 km/h plus.

On the Paddock Tour, you will hear some of the lesser-known stories about the cars on display at the Red Bull Ring. For example the one about the time when Ronnie Peterson’s Lotus 77 whipped up a stone that shot through Helmut Marko’s visor and injured his eye. Also on display is the original Lotus 78 in which Gunnar Nielson took third place at the Österreichring in 1977.

Alongside these two is the BMW 21 Group 5, in which Hans-Joachim Stuck, Dieter Quester, Nelson Piquet senior and a number of other drivers competed. In those days, the regulations only stipulated that the roof, tyres and engine had to be original. The engineers were able to experiment to their hearts’ content. The result was a 680-horsepower car weighing in at 700 kilos that is faster than anything in Formula 1. Four units were built, of which three are still in existence. Two are to be found in the BMW Museum, and you have the opportunity to see the third up close at the Red Bull Ring

Overview vehicle exhibition

At the Red Bull Ring Classics, some of these historic cars will be in action on the race track. You can look forward to a spectacle of performance, sound and showmanship.

Showrun at Sunday 11:35 – 12:00 

On track:

  • F1 Ferrari 1997 – driver Erich Zech
  • BMW Z4 – driver Dieter Quester
  • BMW Sauber M1 Gruppe 5 – Driver Leopold Prinz von Bayern
  • Vixen GT – Driver Didier van der Linden
  • all Movie-Cars
Overview of all the automotive treasures at the vehicle exhibition

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