2014 Austrian GP Press Conference line-ups
Montreal winner Ricciardo and Ferrari's Alonso to face press
By Sky Sports Online
Last Updated: 20/06/14 3:39pm
Formula 1’s newest race winner, Daniel Ricciardo, has been selected to form part of the six-strong line-up for Thursday’s Drivers’ Press Conference in Austria, live on Sky Sports F1.
Two weeks on from his surprise breakthrough success in Montreal which ended Mercedes’ 100 per cent start to the season, Ricciardo is likely to have arrived at Red Bull’s new home event in even higher spirits than usual as he bids to continue his impressive start to life at F1's top table.
Serial GP winner Fernando Alonso joins the Australian in front of the press, and as one of only four men in the current field to have raced in F1 around the Red Bull Ring back at the start of the century, the Spaniard is set to give his expert insights on the challenges of driving the track, as well as assessing Ferrari’s chances of rebounding from another disappointing showing in Canada.
The pair will be joined by a host of young guns in the form of Max Chilton, Marcus Ericsson, Esteban Gutierrez and Sergio Perez, who will speak in public for the first time since being handed a five-place grid penalty for the spectacular collision with Felipe Massa at the last race.
Meanwhile, Friday’s team bosses’ conference will be a heavyweight affair thanks to the presence of Red Bull’s Christian Horner, Mercedes’ Toto Wolff, McLaren’s Eric Boullier and new Ferrari man Marco Mattiacci.
Drivers' Press Conference - 2pm, Thursday, Sky F1
Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
Max Chilton (Marussia)
Marcus Ericsson (Caterham)
Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber)
Sergio Perez (Force India)
Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
Team Principals' Press Conference - 4pm, Friday, Sky F1
Eric Boullier (McLaren)
Christian Horner (Red Bull)
Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber)
Marco Mattiacci (Ferrari)
Franz Tost (Toro Rosso)
Toto Wolff (Mercedes)
This weekend’s Austrian GP is live only on Sky Sports F1. Race Day coverage begins with the Track Parade at 11.30am on Sunday