Welcome to Fight Club! Austria and its turn 3, land of brawls on the track…

Like the duel between Lando Norris and Max Verstappen on Sunday, the Spielberg circuit has often been the scene of knife fights between F1 big names. Small non-exhaustive retrospective of the best battles that have taken place in recent years at turn 3.

Published on 01/07/2024 à 16:56

Jeremy Satis

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Welcome to Fight Club! Austria and its turn 3, land of brawls on the track…

Turn 3 of the Red Bull Ring, a corner full of fights! © DPPI and DR

1997: Eddie Irvine vs. Jean Alesi

After ten years of absence, Austria regains a place in the world championship. There Formula 1 rediscovers the green mountains of Styria and the small town of Spielberg, but the old Österreichring is no longer there, since the big man of circuits Hermann Tilke designed the modern slide that we know today under the name of Red Bull Ring. If Jean Alesi and Eddie Irvine did not fight for victory, that did not prevent them from engaging in a muscular tango at turn 3. On the 38th lap, Irvine decided to overtake Alesi from the outside when braking for the hairpin , pushing it towards the right. The Frenchman hit the sidewalk, which sent him back towards his opponent. The Benetton immediately took off on the nose of the Ferrai before landing violently in the g

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Yves-Henri RANDIER

01/07/2024 at 07:18 a.m.

Fight Club, well thought out and more illustrative than Turn 3!

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