OoF, fantastic rundown. Can't wait to see the photos.
The A-1 Ring (former name of the circuit, which was originally known as the Österreichring) always put on good racing. It has a very basic layout, with three potential overtaking zones. (Which is three more than most current tracks) I was actually saddened when it was dropped from the calendar, because it was pretty much the last racy track.
Back it the old days, it was about twice as long as the current layout, but it still roughly followed the same path. It was fearsomely fast, too.
One other fun fact:
The driver in the McLaren is Stefan Johansson. He was doing about 180 mph at this point, having just crested a blind brow in what used to be called the Jochen Rindt Kurve. He has passed what dodint referred to as 'input window', and a few tenths after this photo was taken, that deer and that car looked quite a bit different.
Juan Pablo Montoya nearly had a run in with a deer at the track, too. And no talk of racing cars and deer is complete without a tip of the hat to Cristiano da Matta, my favorite Brazilian midget.
OutofFoil wrote:...room of discipline...
Context is critically important when using that kind of language.