It's time for F1 Sprint and the Grand Prix at the Red Bull Racing this weekend. Yes, the 2023 Austrian Grand Prix will have 2 x Qualifying sessions and 2 x Races (okay, 1 and one-third, to be precise).
But will that lead to double fun or double dominance?
We're hosting a live race screening for Formula 1 fans in Mumbai.
Where: Dadar SOCIAL
When: 2nd July, 5.30 pm onward (IST)
Soumil Arora will host a pre-race interaction & F1 quiz for all attendees.
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In this episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Soumil Arora and Kunal Shah wonder if Max Verstappen will extend his dominant streak to take two pole positions, two races and two fastest laps in Austria. Can anyone catch him?
The last time we had a Sprint + Grand Prix weekend, Charles Leclerc took pole (Baku, 2023). And the time before last (Brazil, 2022), George Russell won for Mercedes. We expect everyone to use and abuse this stat through the weekend.
In the mid-field, several teams will bring upgrades. But they will have lesser time to test them - just one Free Practice remember. Also, will the FIA bring about a rule change for using a 'new soft' in SQ3 on Saturday?
Also, it's Red Bull's home race - expect them to host some of the most-entertaining off-track activities. In fact, a jet pack operator will be present along with a legends parade.
Will Sergio Perez bounce back? Will Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton continue to battle for P2? And what about Ferrari...?
(Season 2023, Episode 32)
Image courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool