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The Austrian Grand Prix circuit is one of the easier circuits to learn in F1 2019. It is a mixture of fast sweeping corners with a few long straights and heavy braking zones.

Due to the lack of corners, only 7 in total and the long straights you can run very low wing angles. You will want to maximise your drive-ability out of the heavy braking zones, with the exit of turn 3 being very tricky to get right.

You will want to set your suspension settings to give you the best responsiveness through the fast sweeping second half of the lap. Austria is a track where you can run a very soft suspension setup. There aren’t many braking zones, and the softer setup will give you the best tyre wear during a race weekend. Complete your Austrian setup by increasing your brake pressure to slow the car down in the shortest time possible.

The Austrian F1 track is one of the funnest to drive. It is very short and makes use of fast sweeping corners. Once you get in to a flow the track is great fun. There aren’t many overtaking zones so ensure you make full use of the long straight between turns 1 & 3. This straight gives you more than enough time to get a good slipstream and overtaking move completed.

For a specific type of setup try out the numerous Austrian setups we have listed above. You will be sure to find a setup to suit your driving style and race weekend priority.


How To Best Drive The Austrian Grand Prix Circuit

Should I run high downforce at Austria?

The Red Bull Ring is a track which requires a low downforce setup. There are only a few corners and a few long straights. A high downforce setup will leave you slow on the straights. Try to opt for only a few clicks on both front and rear wings.

Where can I overtake around Austria?

There are three main overtaking spots in Austria, all of which come at the end of a long straight. Turn 1 is a good overtaking spot, however the corner entry is tight meaning you'll need to be confident on the brakes to complete an overtake here. Turn 3 is the best overtaking spot as it is at the end of a long straight. Finally turn 4 is another good overtaking zone.

What F1 car is best to drive around Austria?

The Mercedes and Ferrari are always strong cars to drive around Austria due to the long straights. Both of these cars have power advantages so would be a good choice. A Red Bull F1 car is also a solid choice due to the fast and twisty second part of the lap. The Red Bull will be faster around this part of the lap but a little slower on the straights.