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The 2015 Austrian Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Österreich 2015)[1] was the eighth race of the 2015 Formula One season. This was the 2nd time the Austrian Grand Prix has been held since 2003, and the 29th running of the Austrian Grand Prix in Formula One. It was held between 19 June and 21 June 2015.


BackgroundEdit

Heading into Austria, Lewis Hamilton held a seventeen point lead in the drivers championship from team mate Nico Rosberg. Sebastian Vettel is in third, 43 points behind the championship leader. While in the constructors championship, Mercedes holds a 105 point lead from Ferrari.

The Grand Prix used soft and super soft tyres.[2]

Jolyon Palmer also took part in the first practice session.[3]

Because of the circuit's nature, several of the teams made updates on their power units and chassis.[4][5][6]

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W06 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W06 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB11 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB11 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW37 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW37 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF15-T Ferrari 059/3 P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF15-T Ferrari 059/3 P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MP4-30 Honda RA615H Hybrid P
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MP4-30 Honda RA615H Hybrid P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM08 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM08 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR10 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR10 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Manor Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR03 Ferrari 059/3 P
98 Spain Roberto Merhi United Kingdom Manor Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR03 Ferrari 059/3 P
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C34 Ferrari 059/3 P
12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C34 Ferrari 059/3 P
Free Practice 1 only
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
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Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

No Driver Team FP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:11.724 7 1:11.676 17 1:11.819 16
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:15.684 20 1:09.600 1 1:09.994 1
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 1:10.401 1 1:09.611 2 1:10.332 5
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:11.028 3 1:09.860 3 1:10.177 3
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes DNP 1:10.267 7 1:10.863 10
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:12.159 15 1:36.148 13 1:11.058 12
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 1:11.905 10 1:10.585 10 1:10.221 4
12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:11.633 5 1:10.495 9 1:11.906 17
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 1:12.004 12 1:09.914 4 1:10.576 9
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:13.272 17 1:11.517 16 1:11.168 15
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:11.890 9 1:11.011 15 1:10.408 6
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:12.920 16 1:11.919 18 1:12.616 18
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:11.642 6 1:10.686 12 1:11.139 14
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 1:12.031 13 1:10.160 6 1:11.009 11
28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 1:13.937 18 1:12.522 19 1:13.328 19
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 1:12.050 14 DNP DNP
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:11.825 8 1:10.356 8 1:10.436 8
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:10.709 2 1:10.137 5 1:10.011 2
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:11.948 11 1:10.631 11 1:11.139 13
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:11.452 4 1:10.746 14 1:10.417 7
98 Spain Roberto Merhi United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 1:15.459 19 1:13.094 20 1:13.960 20
Source: [7][8][9]

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 131:12.218 21:09.062 11:08.455 1
2 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 11:10.976 11:08.634 21:08.655 2
3 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 31:11.184 31:09.392 31:08.810 3
4 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 81:11.830 81:09.719 41:09.192 4
5 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 51:11.319 51:09.604 51:09.278 5
6 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 91:11.894 41:09.598 61:09.319 6
7 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 41:11.307 61:09.631 71:09.612 7
8 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-Renault 121:12.092 101:10.187 81:09.694 15*
9 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 111:12.001 71:09.652 91:09.713 8
10 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 71:11.821 91:09.920 10no time 9
11 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 61:11.661 111:10.374 10
12 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 141:12.388 121:10.426 11
13 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 21:11.158 131:10.465 12
14 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 101:11.973 141:10.482 18*
15 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 151:12.508 151:10.736 19
16 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 161:12.522 13
17 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 171:12.632 20
18 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 181:12.867 14
19 98 Spain Roberto Merhi United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 191:14.071 16
20 28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 201:15.368 17
107% time: 1:15.944
Source: [10]
  • * Kvyat and Ricciardo were each given ten-place grid penalties for using a fifth engine.[11][12]
  • Alonso and Button were each given 25-place grid penalties for changing their gearboxes and going past the limit of using a couple of new power unit components.[13][14][15]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Lewis Hamilton 2
______________ Nico Rosberg
Row 2 3 ______________
Sebastian Vettel 4
______________ Felipe Massa
Row 3 5 ______________
Nico Hülkenberg 6
______________ Valtteri Bottas
Row 4 7 ______________
Max Verstappen 8
______________ Felipe Nasr
Row 5 9 ______________
Romain Grosjean 10
______________ Pastor Maldonado
Row 6 11 ______________
Marcus Ericsson 12
______________ Carlos Sainz, Jr.
Row 7 13 ______________
Sergio Pérez 14
______________ Kimi Räikkönen
Row 8 15 ______________
Daniil Kvyat* 16
______________ Roberto Merhi
Row 9 17 ______________
Will Stevens 18
______________ Daniel Ricciardo*
Row 10 19 ______________
Fernando Alonso 20
______________ Jenson Button

Source

  • * Kvyat and Ricciardo were each given ten-place grid penalties for using a fifth engine.[11][12]
  • Alonso and Button were each given 25-place grid penalties for changing their gearboxes and going past the limit of using a couple of new power unit components.[13][14][15]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 71 1h 30m 16.930s 2 25
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 71 +8.800* 1 18
3 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 71 +17.573 4 15
4 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 71 +18.181 3 12
5 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 71 +53.604 6 10
6 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 71 +64.075 5 8
7 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 70 +1 Lap 10 6
8 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 70 +1 Lap 7 4
9 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 70 +1 Lap 13 2
10 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 70 +1 Lap 18 1
11 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 8
12 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-Renault 70 +1 Lap 15
13 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 69 +2 Laps 11
14 98 Spain Roberto Merhi United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 68 +3 Laps 16
Ret 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 34 Gearbox 9
Ret 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 34 Gearbox 12
Ret 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 7 Electrical [16] 20
Ret 28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 0 Oil leak 17
Ret 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 0 Collision 14
Ret 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 0 Collision 19
Source: [17]
  • * Hamilton was given a five-second penalty for crossing the white line on the pit exit, but his results were not affected due to being more than five seconds ahead of Massa.[17]
  • Sainz was given a five-second penalty for speeding in the pit lane, although he did not manage to finish the race.[17]

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 169
2 Germany Nico Rosberg 159
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 120
4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 72
5 Finland Valtteri Bottas 67
6 Brazil Felipe Massa 62
7 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 36
8 Russia Daniil Kvyat 19
9 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 18 ▲3
10 France Romain Grosjean 17 ▼1
11 Brazil Felipe Nasr 16 ▼1
12 Mexico Sergio Pérez 13 ▼1
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 12 ▲1
14 Netherlands Max Verstappen 10 ▲1
15 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 9 ▼2
16 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 5
17 United Kingdom Jenson Button 4
18 Spain Fernando Alonso 0
19 United Kingdom Will Stevens 0
20 Spain Roberto Merhi 0
Source: [18]
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 Germany Mercedes 328
2 Italy Ferrari 192
3 United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 129
4 Austria Red Bull-Renault 55
5 India Force India-Mercedes 31 ▲2
6 United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 29 ▼1
7 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 21 ▼1
8 Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 19
9 United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 4
10 United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 0
Source: [18]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. "Pirelli reveal tyre choices for Spain, Monaco, Canada and Austria". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 22 April 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/headlines/2015/4/pirelli-reveal-tyre-choices-for-spain--monaco--canada-and-austri.html. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  3. "More Friday outings for Palmer at Lotus". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 11 June 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/headlines/2015/6/more-friday-outings-for-palmer-at-lotus.html. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  4. "No B-spec Force India 2015 Formula 1 car until Austrian Grand Prix". 7 April 2015. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/118386. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  5. "Canadian GP: Honda upgrade won't give McLaren F1 team power boost". 4 June 2015. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/119306. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
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  7. "2015 Austrian Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 19 June 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/results/2015-race-results/2015-austria-results/practice-1.html. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  8. "2015 Austrian Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 19 June 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/results/2015-race-results/2015-austria-results/practice-2.html. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  9. "2015 Bahrain Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 20 June 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/results/2015-race-results/2015-austria-results/practice-3.html. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  10. "2015 Austrian Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 20 June 2015.
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V T E 2015 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Lotus • Marussia • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault
Drivers Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 6 Rosberg • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 11 Pérez • 12 Nasr • 13 Maldonado • 14 Alonso • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 28 Stevens • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 53 Rossi • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 98 Merhi
Other Drivers Buemi • Celis • Daruvala • De la Rosa • Félix da Costa • Fong • Gasly • Gutiérrez • Jordá • King • Leimer • Lynn • Marciello • Palmer • Pic • Prost • Rigon • Sutil • Turvey • Vandoorne • Vergne • Wehrlein • Wolff
Cars SF15-T • VJM08 • E23 Hybrid • MR03B • MP4-30 • W06 Hybrid • RB11 • C34 • STR10 • FW37
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • Malaysia • China • Bahrain • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Austria • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • Japan • Russia • United States • Mexico • Brazil • Abu Dhabi
Tests Jerez • Barcelona: 1 • 2 • 3 • Spielberg • Abu Dhabi
See also 2014 Formula One Season • 2016 Formula One Season • Category
Austria Austrian Grand Prix
Circuits Airfield Circuit (1963–1964), Red Bull Ring (1970–1987, 1997-2003, 2014-present)
Circuit Red Bull Ring
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