For the first ever time in formula one history, we find our selves back at the same track that we were a week before. However i don't think we will see the same race twice which was a concern by promotors.
We saw a lot happen last weekend, and in most part it was reliability issues. These engines don't like sitting around, they are more comfortable on track doing what they are supposed to do. I didnt expect that amount of unreliability though.
For Ferrari, they struggled. No easy way of saying it, however for the young Charles Leclerc to fight his way through the pack and achieve a podium is worthy of everyone's praise.
In this sport there is never the chance of a "Do over" but Ferrari have the chance to learn from this previous weekend and come out stronger. The updates they were looking to bring in for the Hungarian GP, they are "Hungry" to bring them into this next weekend (sorry not so sorry for the pun).
Team Principle and Drivers had these comments about the up and coming "Styrian Grand Prix".
Mattia Binotto Team Principal
There’s hardly been time to pause for breath after a really busy race weekend and now we’re back on track, the same track in fact as last Sunday. It’s yet another unusual factor in this 2020 season, which began last week and is due to end not long before the end of the year. First of all, I want to congratulate the FIA, Formula 1 and the Spielberg circuit race promoter on their efforts in making the event happen. Formula 1 was the first global sport to get going again after the halt caused by the pandemic, so everyone who made a contribution should be given credit for this, as it was no easy task.
The race team has stayed in Spielberg in between the first two races and back in Maranello, the factory is in full swing to try and come up with answers to the questions raised in the first Grand Prix. We knew we would have a tough start to the season and it was even more so than we had expected. That’s why we’re working flat out to try and already bring some of the updates due for Hungary to this next race. It’s a race against time but we’re doing our utmost. The fact we are racing again at the same track is a further reason to bring the updates here, so that we can confirm if they work and that our development direction is the right one.
Our aim in the Styrian Grand Prix is to get all the potential out of our package and make the most of any opportunity to bring home as many points as possible.
Sebastian Vettel #5
“In such a strange season, starting in the middle of summer, we now face another unusual factor, having two races at the same track in the same year and only one week apart. For me, that’s going to mean a chance to do better than last Sunday. We will have a lot more car data to work with and I think what we learned at the first race will be useful.
As I have always maintained, this is one of my favorite tracks of the year because, even though it’s very short, it has a lot of nice corners and the Austrian mountain setting is fantastic.” quote
Charles Leclerc #16
“It's certainly strange having two races in a row at the same track. It will be an unusual experience. Usually you arrive at the track with the previous year’s data and spend Friday understanding how your car is behaving. This time however, unless it’s wet, we will already have a lot of useful information as to how our car will behave.
Last Sunday’s race here at Spielberg was very special and great fun. We had a bit of luck which helped us get on the podium and it won’t be easy to do the same this time. But we will certainly try our hardest to make it happen.”