Austria: Red Bull Ring

Circuit name: Red Bull Ring
Location: Spielberg
Laps: 71
Circuit Length: 4.326 km
Lap Record: 1:08.337 – M Schumacher (2003)

Originally known as the Österreichring, the track first hosted Formula One from 1970-1987. After a ten-year absence F1 returned to the venue, then known as the A1-ring and grand prix were hosted there from 1997-2003.

Extensive renovations were planned, but as money ran dry the under construction venue lay dormant for a number of years. The track was purchased for testing by Red Bulls owner Dietrich Mateschitz. It initially appeared that Mateschitz would not look to return to the track to a state suitable for F1, but in late work began on a €70m reconstruction of the track and F1 returned to the famous venue once more in 2014.

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