While the Red Bull Ring retains the track configuration last used by Formula 1 in 2003, given the 11-year gap this is, effectively, a new race.
The first day of running threw up few surprises, with Mercedes dominating, but it does offer us a few hints of what to expect in qualifying and the race.
Gary Anderson: "I've had experience of this place both in its original form as the Osterreichring and the A1-Ring in the late 1990s and early 2000s and it always produced interesting races.
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Edd Straw is Editor-in-Chief of Autosport, overseeing both print and digital versions of the brand. Edd has worked for Autosport since joining as a junior reporter in 2002. He became Editor in November 2014, having previously worked as National Editor, News Editor and Grand Prix Editor.
Originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, he joined Autosport shortly after graduating from university. He went on to cover a wide range of categories from club motorsport to the World Touring Car Championship and Le Mans to Formula 3 before switching to F1 full-time at the 2008 French Grand Prix. He continues to cover a range of international events in his position as Editor-in-Chief.
In his spare time, he was formerly a club racer whose abilities did not match his enthusiasm in a variety of categories.