ORF opens the “Formula 1 Motorhome” from March 28th
With Hausleitner, Wurz and the new pros Ferdinand Habsburg, Robert Lechner, Bianca Steiner & Corinna Kamper
Vienna (OTS) – When the Formula 1 season 2021/22 starts on March 28th in Bahrain, ORF will open the new “Formula 1 Motorhome” for the first time and leave the cult duo Ernst Hausleitner and Alex Wurz in it on each of the 23 GP Sundays analyze the most important racing scenes. Hausleitner and Wurz get support from a new team of racing experts:
Racing team owner Robert Lechner, Le Mans driver Ferdinand Habsburg and the Austrian racing drivers Corinna Kamper and Bianca Steiner. It starts on Sunday, March 28th, at 7:05 p.m. on ORF 1.
ORF TV sports director Hans Peter Trost: “New challenges require new ideas and approaches. So that the Formula 1 fans on ORF are still in the picture at every Grand Prix, we are opening our own ‘Formula 1 Motorhome’ in the ORF Center and offer real insider glimpses of the decisive scenes with well-known as well as new, exciting motor sportspeople as well as the entire Formula 1 scene. And the fans get the opportunity to actively participate in the discussion. “
And this is how the “Formula 1 Motorhome” works on ORF
On every GP Sunday, the “Formula 1 Motorhome” is dedicated to the crucial scenes on the track and in the pit lanes immediately after the race. Ernst Hausleitner is the anchor in the “Motorhome” studio in the ORF center, who is supported by at least three experts in every program: Alex Wurz is the chief analyst, Robert Lechner and Ferdinand Habsburg are the most important ones using analysis tools Prepare scenes graphically. Corinna Kamper and Bianca Steiner will also contribute their expertise on the racing-critical moments and answer questions from fans (via social media).
The new magazine “Formula 1 Motorhome” is available on ORF-TVthek (https://TVthek.ORF.at) throughout Austria as a live stream and as video on demand.
In the opening broadcast on March 28, when it comes to the Bahrain Grand Prix, alongside Ernst Hausleitner, Alex Wurz, Ferdinand Habsburg and Bianca Steiner will form the first “Motorhome” team. The new ORF experts will also alternate with ORF Formula 1 team leader Marc Wurzinger at the GPs in the paddock and collect insider information.
Ferdinand Habsburg on the insights from professionals: “If you share the excitement on the screen, of course you look very closely at the spectacular things, but you miss a few important details without any background knowledge. And that’s exactly what we’re here for, to explain what’s behind these scenes. “
Robert Lechner about his expectations: “Every motorsport fan is already looking forward to the new season and if we in the ‘Motorhome’ can help to provide more insights and facts, then a lot has been gained.”
Bianca Steiner about the 21/22 season: “I think the cards will be completely reshuffled, there are a lot of drivers in other teams and there is also a new team with Aston Martin – I’m really looking forward to it.”
Corinna Kamper sums it up: “In the ‘Motorhome’ you can find out what really happened in the race and get background information from professionals.”
Born in Salzburg in 1997, Habsburg is the son of Francesca and Karl Habsburg-Lothringen. Habsburg began his motorsport career in karting in 2012, his mentor at the time was Alexander Wurz. In 2014 he became Austrian national champion in the DD2 class of the Rotax Max Challenge. In 2014 Ferdinand Habsburg also made his debut in formula racing. He competed in the northern European Formula Renault 1.6 for the Austrian racing team Lechner Racing School. He achieved four podium finishes and finished the season in fourth place. In 2016, he was given a cockpit at Giles Motorsport in the Toyota Racing Series and won the season opener in Christchurch, winning his first formula racing race. In 2017 Habsburg switched to the European Formula 3 championship, where he celebrated his first victory in the second round of Spa-Francorchamps. In 2019 Habsburg finally competed in the DTM, where he drove one of the four Aston Martin of the R-Motorsport team. In the previous season, Habsburg achieved his first pole position and his first podium place in the DTM with Audi Sport in Zolder.
Born in Salzburg in 1977, he is the son of the Austrian motosport pioneer Walter Lechner senior, who died in 2020, and the older brother of Walter Lechner junior, both of whom were or still are internationally successful as racing drivers and team bosses. Together with his brother, Lechner is the owner and managing director of Lechner Racing GmbH, which looks after and markets various business areas related to motorsport.
Robert Lechner started his motorsport career at the age of 12 in kart racing. In 1995 he got promoted to Formula Sport, which he finished as a champion this year and the following year. Internationally, he moved to England in 1996, where he was a teammate of Mark Webber at the English Championships. From 1997 he drove in the German Formula Renault, where he was also the overall winner in his first season. In 1998 he switched to German Formula 3 and was runner-up straight away. Lechner has been named “Rookie of the Year” several times. In 2002 Lechner finally switched to touring and sports car races, and in the German V8 Star Series he celebrated, among other things, the runner-up title. He celebrated one of his greatest successes with the Zakspeed team – victory at the Nürburgring 24 Hours in 2002. From the 2004 season, Robert Lechner drove in the FIA GT Championship as a team-mate of Karl Wendlinger and Toto Wolff and competed in endurance classics in Spa-Francorchamps and on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Robert Lechner contested his last 24-hour race in 2008 as a works driver for Aston Martin Racing. Lechner was already a co-worker with Ernst Hausleitner in Formula 1 races in ORF and together with Marc Wurzinger three times in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Corinna Kamper was born in Bruck an der Mur in 1994 and started her career in motor racing at the age of 10. Kamper was involved in karting until 2010 and has already celebrated many great successes. In 2011 she switched to Formula Sport, where she finished fifth in the InterSteps Championship and fourth in the formula lista junior. Since then Corinna Kamper has also been working as an instructor for various assignments at track days and can thus pass on her experience and knowledge of racing. In 2012 and 2013, the young Styrian competed in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup, in which she was 14th out of 60 participants at the end of the season. In 2014, Kamper started two races in the last ADAC Formula Masters season and finished sixteenth with two points. At the same time, she lived in England from 2012 to 2015 and was part of the “McLaren Performance Academy” during this time. Corinna Kamper now runs her own boat driving license school, since she has been passionate about not only fast cars, but also sleek boats since she was a child.
The 30-year-old from Wiener Neustadt began her career in motorsport in 2004 in the Hungarian E-2000 championship, where she finished fourth at the end of the season, and in 2005 she was ninth. Steiner also started in Formula Junior 1600 Italy and in the winter series of Formula Junior 1600 Italy, where she finished eighth. In 2007 she was used in the Italian Formula Renault 2.0 and in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup. In 2008 she started in the Formula Renault Northern European Cup and switched back to the Italian Formula Renault 2.0 in 2009. Steiner, who has already driven against Formula 1 star Daniel Ricciardo, has been contesting the Boss GP racing series and thus the fastest racing series in Europe since 2018.
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