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Austrian GP: Alpine to confirm, Gasly in the long run

The French team has been performing better for several Grands Prix. On Sunday, a new opportunity will be given to Pierre Gasly, just renewed, and Esteban Ocon to confirm this improvement in Austria.

There is something better at Alpine. At the back of the grid at the start of the season, the fault lies with a poorly-functioning A524, the French team has found its way back into the race. colors in recent weeks. In Canada as in Spain last weekend, Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon managed à enter the points, ranking à each time respectively ninth and tenth. Enough to overtake Haas and move up à seventh place in the constructors' world championship. Above all, for a few races, the two French drivers have managed to achieve their goal. do at least as well as the Aston Martins and Racing Bulls and à appear as the most efficient behind the untouchables Red Bull, McLaren, Ferrari and Mercedes.

This improvement in the team's results has strangely come to pass. after the damaging episode in Monaco where Ocon and Gasly collided in a rather stupid way on the first lap of the Grand Prix, costing the abandonment of the first named ;, not spared; then by Bruno Famin, the boss of the Blues. Ocon, no longer too much in the odor of holiness at Alpine, will not leave for a fifth year with the French team and today finds himself in search of ;#39;a steering wheel for 2025. This is not the case for Gasly whose contract extension for several seasons (the exact duration has not been confirmed). eacute; made official this Thursday.

''I really feel at home in this great team,” confided' the Normand, in the Top 10 of the last three races, in the press release; I enjoy being an integral part of the team. both the Formula 1 project and the broader vision of Alpine Cars. I have been there for more than eighteen months officially and the goal has always been to achieve this. to build in the long term with the team. If the track season has been successful, difficult so far, I remain faithful to the project. I am satisfied with the changes made, the hard work and the hard work that has been done. and the direction taken by the stable.'' A work that begins à bear fruit within a team seeking stability. after having undergone a lot of changes in recent months.

In Austria this weekend, the blue and pink single-seaters intend to confirm their revival and still score points. It will then perhaps be time for the leaders to announce who will replace Ocon in the seat next year. Even if the issue is tricky, Alpine still hopes to attract Carlos Sainz, although announced as for some time at Williams. But the recent arrival of Flavio Briatore as advisor within the French team seems to have instilled a new lease of life. a new dynamic at Alpine.

At what time to watch the Austrian Grand Prix ?

The Formula 1 world championship makes a stopover this week in Austria. The Grand Prix contested on the Spielberg circuit is one of the six races on the 2024 calendar à count a Sprint. The drivers will therefore only complete one free practice session, Friday noon, before competing in qualifying for this reduced race in the ;#39;afternoon. Saturday will be dedicated to: the sprint race and qualifying for the Grand Prix, which will take place on Sunday as (almost) always. 

  • Free Trials 1 à 12:30 p.m. Friday June 28 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Sprint Qualifications à 4:30 p.m. Friday June 28 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Sprint Race à 12 p.m. Saturday June 29 (duration: 40 mins)
  • Qualifications à 4 p.m. Saturday June 29 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Grand Prix à 3 p.m. Sunday June 30 (duration: 2 hours maximum)

Which TV channel to watch the Austrian Grand Prix on?

The Austrian Grand Prix will be broadcast exclusively on the channels of the Canal group, holder of the rights to the Formula 1 world championship. The three free practice sessions, Friday and Saturday, will be broadcast on Canal++ Sport while qualifying and the Grand Prix will be broadcast on the Premium channel.

  • Friday: Free 1 à 12:15 p.m. + Sprint Qualifications à 4:10 p.m. on Canal+ Sport
  • Saturday: Sprint Race à 11:30 a.m. + Qualifications & 3:40 p.m. on Canal+ Sport
  • Sunday: éshow "La Grille" &agrav; 1:55 p.m. then Grand Prix & 3 p.m. on Canal+

World Drivers Championship Ranking (after 10 Gran< /strong>ds Price)

1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 219 points
2. Lando Norris (McLaren) 150 points
3. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) 148 points
4. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) 116 points
5. Sergio Perez (Red Bull) 111 points
6. Oscar Piastri (McLaren) 87 points
7. George Russell (Mercedes) 81 points
8. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 70 points
9. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) 41 points
10. Yuki Tsunoda (Racing Bulls) 19 points
11. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) 17 points
12. Daniel Ricciardo (Racing Bulls) 9 points
13. Oliver Bearman (Ferrari) 6 points
13. Niko Hülkenberg (Haas) 6 points
15. Pierre Gasly (Alpine) 5 points
16. Esteban Ocon (Alpine) 3 points
17. Alex Albon Williams) 2 points
18. Kevin Magnussen (Haas) 1 point

What are the dates of the F1 Grands Prix in 2024?

The 2024 Formula 1 season will include 24 Grands Prix. &agrav; the end of February, Bahreïn, and will end at the beginning of December until September Abu Dhabi. Here is the complete F1 2024 calendar with times given in French time:

1. Bahrain GP (Sakhir): Saturday March 2 (Winner: Verstappen)
2. Saudi Arabia GP (Jeddah): Saturday March 9 (Winner: Verstappen)
3. Australian GP (Melbourne): Sunday March 24 (Winner: Sainz)
4. Japanese GP(Suzuka): Sunday April 7 (Winner: Verstappen)
5. Chinese GP (Shanghai): Sunday April 21 (Winner: Verstappen)
6. Miami GP (Miami): Sunday May 5th 10 p.m. (Winner: Norris)
7. Emilia-Romagna GP (Imola): Sunday May 19 (Winner: Verstappen)
8. Monaco GP: Sunday May 26 (Winner: Leclerc)
9. Canadian GP (Montreal): Sunday June 9 (Winner: Verstappen)
10. Spanish GP (Barcelona): Sunday June 23 (Winner: Verstappen)
11. Austrian GP (Spielberg): Sunday June 30 3 p.m.
12. British GP (Silverstone): Sunday July 7th 4 p.m.
13. Hungarian GP (Budapest): Sunday July 21st 3 p.m.
14. Belgian GP (Spa-Francorchamps) : Sunday July 28 &at 3 p.m.
15. Dutch GP (Zandvoort): Sunday 25 Augustût &at 3 p.m.
16. Italian GP (Monza): Sunday September 1st &at 3 p.m.
17. Azerbaijani GP (Baku): Sunday September 15th 1 p.m.
18. Singapore GP (Marina Bay): Sunday September 22 à 2 p.m.
19. US GP (Austin): Sunday 20 October à 9 p.m.
20. Mexican GP (Mexico) : Sunday October 27 à 8 p.m.
21. Brazilian GP (Interlagos): Sunday November 3rd 7 p.m.
22. Las Vegas GP (Las Vegas) : Sunday, November 24 à 6h
23. Qatar GP (Losail): Sunday October 1st 3 p.m.
24. Abu Dhabi GP (Yas Marina): Sunday December 8 2 p.m.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116