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Raikkonen & Ricciardo to head press conference in Austria

Austrian Grand Prix – Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen & Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo will be the centre of attention at Thrusday’s press conference.

The press conference schedule for the Austrian Grand Prix weekend has been released.

Thursday sees the Driver’s press conference, where the FIA have selected Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen & Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo, as well as Haas driver Kevin Magnussen & Williams’ Sergey Sirotkin. Raikkonen & Ricciardo had a great duel for the final podium position last Sunday in France, with Raikkonen emerging as the winner of that particular fight. Kevin Magnussen was ‘best of the rest’ in France as he finished P6 and ahead of Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas, while Sirotkin heads to Austria on the back foot as Williams continue to struggle to find any sort of pace.

The Team Personnel press conference is on Friday afternoon. Red Bull’s Christian Horner has been called up, in light of the team’s recent signing of Honda power units for 2019. Toyoharu Tanabe from Honda will join in, as will Franz Tost, team boss of Toro Rosso and the other team to be powered by Honda next year. Mercedes’ Toto Wolff completes the line-up in the wake of his team’s return to the top step of the podium with victory at Paul Ricard.

Thursday, 3pm local time: 

  • Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari
  • Kevin Magnussen Haas
  • Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing
  • Sergey Sirotkin Williams

Friday, 3pm local time:

  • Christian Horner Red Bull
  • Franz Tost Toro Rosso
  • Toyoharu Tanabe Honda
  • Toto Wolff Mercedes

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