Felipe Massa
Williams driver Felipe Massa surprised the Mercedes to take pole last season. Can he repeat that feat?Getty

The F1 juggernaut has moved from Montreal in Canada to the Red Bull Ring in Austria. The circuit, which was originally named the Spielberg circuit, is hosting its second race following its return to the calendar in 2014. There was no race held at this circuit between 2004 and 2013 making Nico Rosberg (last year's winner) the only current driver on the grid to have won a race in Austria.

The Williams surprised everyone at the home of the Red Bull Racing Team last season, when Felipe Massa took pole position ahead of his teammate Valtteri Bottas to make it a front row lock out.

Where to watch live

The first practice session of the Austrian Grand Prix starts at 9am BST, with Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports F1 HD providing live coverage in the UK.

Real-time internet updates are available on the Live Timing section of the sport's official website.

Live coverage of the second practice session starts at 1pm BST.

Track Facts

  • Circuit name: Red Bull Ring
  • First F1 Race: 1970
  • Circuit length: 4.326kms
  • Number of laps: 71
  • Race distance: 307.02kms
  • Lap record: 1.08'337 (M Schumacher – 2003)
  • Most wins: Alain Prost (3)
  • 2014 winner: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
  • 2014 pole: Felipe Massa (Williams)

Drivers' Championship review

Lewis Hamilton (151 points) increased his lead on teammate Nico Rosberg (134 points) to 17 points following his victory in Canada. It was a much needed win for the Briton following the Monaco debacle.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel (108 points) is 36 points ahead of his teammate Kimi Raikkonen (72 points), who finished one place higher than the German in Montreal.

The Williams duo of Valtteri Bottas (57 points) and Felipe Massa (47 points) continue their battle for fifth and sixth place with Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo (35 points) and Daniil Kvyat (19 points) in seventh and eighth place, respectively. The Williams duo are also closing in on Raikkonen, who is struggling to match the pace of his teammate in most races.

Sauber's Felipe Nasr (16 points) remains the best of the rookies in tenth place with the Lotus driver Romain Grosjean (17 points) in ninth place.

Constructors' Championship review

Mercedes (285 points) have extended their lead over Ferrari (180 points) at the top of the table with yet another one-two finish at the Canadian Grand Prix and currently lead the Maranello-based team by 105 points.

While Ferrari lead third place Williams (104 points) by a further 76 points, Red Bull (54 points) are fourth. Sauber (21 points) are now tied with Force India (21 points) in sixth place, but Lotus (23 points) have moved ahead into fifth place. Toro Rosso (15 points) have lost some ground after a difficult outing in Canada.

McLaren-Honda finally scored their first points of the season after Jenson Button finished in eighth place in Monaco, but failed to replicate that form in Canada.