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303,000 spectators in Spielberg – steiermark.ORF.at

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With 303,000 spectators, the weekend of the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Spielberg broke the Austrian record, making it the biggest sporting event of the year in Austria.

Red Bull had been hoping for a few days to break the 300,000-seat mark – not even when Formula 1 returned in 2014, there were so many fans in Spielberg.

The biggest sporting event of the year in Austria

Sunday is already sold out this time, and sales on Friday and Saturday were very satisfactory as well. It was announced on Sunday that the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Spielberg was the biggest sporting event of the year in Austria with 303,000 spectators. Saturday’s sprint race may be one reason – which is why Friday’s qualifying was.

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Tickets for 2023 start Monday: Next year, the racing weekend will take place from June 30 to July 2.

Leclerc wins ahead of Verstappen

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc won this year’s race. Second place was world champion Max Verstappen on Red Bull, and third on Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton – more on that at Formula 1: Leclerc wins in Spielberg and in Leclerc ends the drought in Spielberg (sport.ORF.at).

Leclerc wins the Austrian Grand Prix

Charles Leclerc won the Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg on Sunday. Monaco claimed their fifth win in the Premier League category and finally celebrated on top of the podium after Australia in April. It is also Ferrari’s first win in Styria since Michael Schumacher in 2003. Favorite Max Verstappen should have finished second. Lewis Hamilton inherited third place after Carlos Sainz retired.

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Contrary to reports on social media, emergency services spoke of few problems: There were no reports of sexual harassment. In general, according to the police, the situation was “surprisingly calm” – more on that in Spielberg: A sudden calm, according to the police.