Here are six things to know about this race.
Mastering the wet weather, Italian driver Vittorio Brambilla, driving a March 751, won the 1975 Austrian Grand Prix. As Brambilla took the flag on lap 29, he crashed into the barriers and the March team celebrated a historic victory.
The last Austrian race was held in 2003 and saw Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) win from Kimi Raikkonen (McLaren) and Rubens Barrichello (Ferrari).
In 1987, Stefan Johansson hit a deer with his McLaren after it wandered onto the circuit during Friday's practice. The McLaren, traveling at close to 225 km/h, killed instantly the terrified deer. Johansson was fortunate to escape with little more than a headache.
The first Austrian F1 race - a non-championship event - was held in 1963 on Zeltweg's airport and saw Jack Brabham captured victory in a Braham-Climax
Roger Penske collected his first and only Formula 1 victory in Austria. His driver, John Watson won the 1976 race in a Ford-powered Penske PC4. After the race he shaved off his beard, the result of a bet with Penske.
|John Watson, Penske-Ford (Photo: WRi2)|
The 1975 event was marred by the fatal accident of American Mark Donohue. During a practice session for the race, Donohue lost control of his March after a tire failed, sending him careening into the catch fencing at the fastest corner on the track. Donohue did not appear to be injured significantly but his head had received a major blow. At the hospital, Donohue lapsed into a coma from a cerebral haemorrhage and died.