Red Bull scored a triumphant, if unexpected, home win courtesy of Max Verstappen at last weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix, as Mercedes suffered a double mechanical retirement. Here’s the highlights of our exciting weekend at the Red Bull Ring.
Exclusive Pit Lane Walk, Drive the Track Tour, Photo with the Championship Trophies
Our Austrian weekend began with an Exclusive Pit Lane Walk for our Fan Experience Package guests, a few of whom were lucky to score photos with Williams’ Robert Kubica. We also hit the track for a Drive the Track Tour. With some significant elevation changes at the Red Bull Ring, our guests had to hang on tight as we took them on a tour of the track with our experienced guides. We ended the day on the Main Straight as our guests posed with the World Championship trophies for drivers and constructors.
Insider Access to the F1® Paddock
On Friday evening, our Trophy and Hero guests enjoyed Insider Access to the F1 Paddock. Highlights included a visit to Pirelli, a chat with the Haas team and a meeting with Safety Car driver Bernd Mayländer. Finally, our guests had the chance to practice their winning celebrations on top of the podium.
Paddock Club Party with Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson
We ended Friday with a well-deserved drink in the exclusive surrounds of the Formula One Paddock Club™. Sweden’s only F1® driver Marcus Ericsson joined us for a Q&A and posed for photos with our guests, including our now traditional group selfie. We think it is safe to say that Marcus won a few new fans and that we were all happy to see him score a well-deserved point on Sunday afternoon.
Guided Paddock Access
Over the course of the weekend, our Operations Director James O’Brien took some of our guests on a tour of the F1® Paddock, revealing some of the inside knowledge he has gained from over ten years travelling the world with Formula 1®. Some lucky guests were also able to grab photos with some F1 celebrities and a group of traditionally-dressed Austrians. Safe to say there were no complaints from this group!
On race day, our Fan Experience Package guests soaked up the atmosphere in the Main Grandstand and Red Bull Grandstand as a captivating race unfolded before them. From the Main Grandstand, we watched the pre-race build up, start and pit stops, whilst the Red Bull Grandstand provided excellent panoramic views over large sections of the circuit.
Enjoying the Formula One Paddock Club™
Our Premier, Paddock Club and Legend Package guests spent some quality time in the luxurious Paddock Club as they watched the action from above the pits and enjoyed gourmet cuisine and open bars.