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Austrian F1 Grand Prix Red Bull Ring, Spielberg

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Hamilton’s win in France last weekend set a record for the most victories (23) in different grands prix.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain throws the trophy in the air after winning the French Formula One Grand Prix at the Paul Ricard racetrack, in Le Castellet, southern France, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

Austrian F1 Grand Prix
Red Bull Ring, Spielberg

Lap distance: 4.318km.

Total distance: 306.452km (71 laps)

2017 pole: Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Mercedes one minute 04.251 seconds.

2017 winner: Bottas.

Race lap record: Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes one minute 07.411 seconds (2017)

RACE WINS

Reigning champion Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel have three wins each this season. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo has two.

Hamilton has 65 victories from 216 races and is second in the all-time list behind seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher (91). Vettel has 50, Ricciardo seven. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen has now gone 102 races since his last win, in Australia in 2013.

ABOUT AUSTRIA

Austria returned to the calendar in 2014 after an 11-year break. The circuit is owned by Red Bull and is the second highest altitude of the season after Mexico.

Mercedes have won all four races since the return. The likelihood of a safety car is generally low.

MILESTONES

Hamilton’s win in France last weekend set a record for the most victories (23) in different grands prix. The Briton also holds the record of winning at 26 different circuits. – Reuters