F1 24 How To Be Faster At The Red Bull Ring In Austria (Track Guide)

Read or watch our F1 24 Austria track guide and learn how to become faster at the Red Bull Ring. Learn the ideal racing line and braking points and become faster around the Austrian circuit.

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F1 24 Austria Track Guide

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The Red Bull Ring in Austria is one of the shortest tracks on the calendar. It has a good combination of slow, medium, and high-speed corners and a few pretty long straights. These characteristics make this circuit a fun track in F1 24, where overtaking is undoubtedly possible.

In our Austrian track guide for F1 24, I’ll show you a hot lap driven by an esports driver. I’ll also break down every corner around the Red Bull Ring, showing you the best braking points and racing line, along with tips to help you improve your lap time.

What is a good lap time around the Red Bull Ring in F1 24?

  • Current time trial record: 1:02.312
  • Top 5% lap time: 1:03.619
  • Average lap time: 1:07.572

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Austria track guide

Turn 1

Braking PointGearMinimum speed
60 metres5165 km/h
Austria Track Turn 1

Austria is a track with predominantly medium to high speed corners, and turn one kicks things off as we mean to go on. Its a fast right hander where accuracy and precision is crucial.

Approach with your car positioned right over the left hand kerb keeping your right tyres on the track surface. Watch for the 100 and 50 meter boards. Just before you reach 50 meters, hit the brakes hard and downshift quickly to sixth gear and start to turn in towards the apex.

Aim to attack the apex hard, shifting down another gear to fifth just before the apex. Position your car right up and over the inside yellow sausage kerb and prepare to catch a slight slide as you are forced out towards the outside kerb.

Your car will almost always twitch a bit on the exit, but be confident and apply the throttle right around the apex of the corner. Lift slightly if needed to catch any slide and use the outside yellow kerb as a boundary marker that you don’t want to exceed.

Then switch your focus towards the DRS line and the run down to turn three.

Turn 3

Braking PointGearMinimum speed
100 metres375 km/h
Austria Track Turn 3

This is arguably the best overtaking spot on the whole lap, so maximise your exit out of turn one and try to slipstream or use your ERS to attack the car ahead of you.

Once again, on the entry, position your car far left and over the left-hand kerb. Ensure you are travelling straight, as there is a slight kink left on the approach. Look for the 100-meter board and brake just as you reach it.

Keep your car straight while braking hard. Shift incredibly fast down to third, using the downshifts to help decelerate your car. You can start to turn in sooner than you think, as your car will understeer slightly past the apex.

Clip the inside kerb before straightening your steering and apply a small amount of throttle. Try to avoid getting up and over the outside kerb, as this can reduce traction, but run as close to it as you need to.

The important thing on the exit is to straighten your car as quickly as possible. If needed, short shift from third up to fourth. You can even use second gear at the apex if needed.

As soon as you can feel the rear wheels grip up, increase your throttle input to 100% and again, don’t forget to activate DRS on the run down to turn four.

Turn 4

Braking PointGearMinimum speed
80 metres3115 km/h
Austria Track Turn 4

Cut across the track from left to right and back to the left to shorten your path to turn four. At the 150 meter board, start riding up and over the outside kerb with the aim to be almost entirely on the kerb before turning in.

Your braking point is between the 100-meter board and the Pirelli sign above. As the 100-meter board goes out of view, start braking hard. At 50 meters, you should start applying some steering input while continuing to brake and downshift to third gear.

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    Modulate your brake input on the approach, slowly decreasing it. Try to get a bit of kerb on the apex, but not too much, as it can throw you off line. Start accelerating just as you mount the inside kerb and modulate your throttle, aiming for 100% input by the time you reach the outside kerb.

    At this point, shift up to fourth gear and try to keep your car away from that outside kerb.

    Turns 6, 7 & 8

    Braking PointGearMinimum speed
    30 metres5210 km/h
    Austria Track Turns 6,7,8

    Quickly switch across the track to shorten the run to turn six, making sure you’re positioned far right by the time you pass under the Lenovo sign. Use the full width of the track and kerb and look for the orange piece of fencing.

    This is your braking and turning reference point. Don’t wait until this orange section goes out of view, instead, just before you reach it turn aggressively left and dab the brakes ever so slightly. You should only need about 20% brake pressure to help you rotate into the left-hander.

    Downshift to fifth gear while turning in and try to get close, but not touch the inside apex kerb. You can accelerate hard through this corner, trusting that the track is wide enough on the exit.

    Use all of the right hand exit kerb, just avoiding the gravel and continue to drive along the kerbing on the approach to turn seven.

    Look for the end of the kerb, and just as the kerb disappears under your car, turn into turn seven. You won’t need any brake input, but you should lift ever so slightly on the entry.

    Once again, get as close to the inside kerb as you can without touching it. Open up your steering on the exit and straighten turn eight by driving up and over the wide kerb, ensuring your left wheel doesn’t quite leave the track.

    During a race, you can be a bit more cheeky with track limits and get away with taking slightly more kerb to shorten the track further. Ride this kerb all the way around the corner before drifting left on the approach to turn nine.

    Turns 9 & 10

    Braking PointGearMinimum speed
    N/A7260 km/h
    Austria Track Turns 9-10

    Ride up and over the outside kerb once again and look for the 50 meter board. Just as you reach it, start turning into the fast turn nine. You shouldn’t need any brake input with just the slightest lift on the throttle.

    Be incredibly aggressive, shifting down to seventh gear. Use all of the inside apex kerb to open up the corner angle and drive up and over as much of the exit kerb as you can.

    Follow the kerb again to turn ten. I use the end of the painted Austrian flag on the left of the track as a reference to turn in. Just before it disappears out of sight, turn in aggressively to the final corner. You’ll need to lift right off the throttle and dab the brakes slightly to rotate and slow the car.

    You’ll want to downshift to fifth gear and use a lot of the inside kerb. You can be very generous with how much exit kerb you use before triggering a track limits violation so be greedy here while accelerating hard towards the start finish line.

    These two corners allow you to be ever so aggressive, and you can really gain a lot of lap time when racing the AI through here, setting you up nicely for an overtake into turn one or three.

    In F1 24, Austria is one of the most enjoyable circuits to race at. It’s fast and flows incredibly well. The corners aren’t too technical. However, precision is really needed to put in the quickest lap times.

    Using Track Titan to analyse your laps

    Throughout this track guide, you will have seen the live throttle and brake telemetry. This is provided by Track Titan which is a data analysis and telemetry tool that can be used with F1 24 along with other sim racing titles.

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    Recommended F1 24 Austria car setup

    Both good responsiveness and a stable rear end are incredibly important when creating a car setup for Austria in F1 24. Our recommended race setups combines these two things with a real focus on creating a car that rotates willingly to let you attack the track throughout a whole race distance.

    You can view our recommended Austrian car setup for F1 24 or watch our setup video below.

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