Formula 1 action continues this weekend in the second leg of the sport’s first-ever triple header of races, with the Austrian Grand Prix sandwiching the trio. 

Lewis Hamilton’s dominant victory in France last weekend vaulted him into a 14-point lead at the top the world championship standings, after Sebastian Vettel was involved in a first-corner smash with Valtteri Bottas’ Mercedes that left both drivers on a recovery mission. 

The introduction of Mercedes’ new 2.1 specification engine upgrade helped the team power its way to victory at Paul Ricard, and it will be fascinating to see whether it can extract the same kind of performance around the Red Bull Ring, which comprises four relatively short straights with a technical middle sector consisting of sweeping corners. 

Ferrari and Red Bull will be aiming for strong results, with the latter on home soil, as both teams look to take the momentum away from Mercedes - at a circuit it has enjoyed a clean sweep of victories at during the V6 hybrid era - in a season that continues to deliver close competition.

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When is the Austrian Grand Prix? 

The 2018 Austrian Grand Prix takes place on Sunday July 1. Cars will hit the track for the first time during FP1 and FP2 on Friday, before final practice and qualifying continues on Saturday. 

Where is the Austrian Grand Prix taking place?

The Austrian Grand Prix is held at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. The track  is one of the shortest on the calendar at 2.683s miles with the race comprising of 71 laps. 

Where can I watch the Austrian Grand Prix?

The 2018 Austrian Grand Prix is being shown live on both Sky Sports F1 and Channel 4 (UK only). 

Friday 29th June 

LIVE Sky Sports F1 Austrian GP FP1 - 9.45am

LIVE Channel 4 F1 Austrian GP FP1 - 9.55am

LIVE Sky Sports F1 Austrian GP FP2 - 1.45pm

LIVE Channel 4 F1 Austrian GP FP2 - 1.55pm

Saturday 30th June

LIVE Sky Sports F1 Austrian GP FP3 - 10.45am

LIVE Channel 4 F1 Austrian GP FP3 - 10.55am

LIVE Sky Sports F1 Austrian GP Qualifying build-up - 1pm (session start 2pm)

LIVE Channel 4 F1 Austrian GP Qualifying build-up - 1pm (session start 2pm)

Sunday 1st July 

LIVE Sky Sports F1 Austrian GP Pit Lane LIVE - 12.30 pm

LIVE Sky Sports F1 Austrian GP On the Grid - 1.30pm 

LIVE Sky Sports F1 Austrian GP race - 2.10pm

LIVE Channel 4 F1 Austrian GP race build up - 1pm (race start 2.10pm)

How else can I follow the 2018 Austrian Grand Prix? 

Besides the TV coverage, Crash.net will be reporting live from the Spielberg paddock this weekend with live commentary from all sessions, plus the usual news, interviews and features. 

Updates will also be posted to Crash.net's F1 Twitter account (@CRASH_NET_F1), and you can also follow our on-site reporter Luke Smith (@LukeSmithF1) for more information. 

Recent Austrian F1 Winners

2017: Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

2016: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2015: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

2014: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

2003: Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)

2002: Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)

2001: David Coulthard (McLaren)

2000: Mika Hakkinen (McLaren)

1999: Eddie Irvine (Ferrari)

1998: Mika Hakkinen (McLaren)

Where can I watch Formula 1 in 2018?

ALL F1 races, qualifying and practice sessions will be shown LIVE on Sky Sports F1 in the UK, with Channel 4 dual-broadcasting a selection of races LIVE on terrestrial television.

25 March Australian Grand Prix

8 April Bahrain Grand Prix

15 April Chinese Grand Prix

29 April Azerbaijan Grand Prix

13 May Spanish Grand Prix

27 May Monaco Grand Prix

10 June Canadian Grand Prix

24 June French Grand Prix

1 July Austrian Grand Prix

8 July British Grand Prix

22 July German Grand Prix

29 July Hungarian Grand Prix

26 August Belgian Grand Prix 

2 September Italian Grand Prix

16 September Singapore Grand Prix

30 September Russian Grand Prix 

7 October Japanese Grand Prix

21 October United States Grand Prix

28 October Mexican Grand Prix

11 November Brazilian Grand Prix

25 November Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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