The Red Bull Racing Circuit, SPIELBERG
RED BULL RING
The Red Bull Ring is the headquarters of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1 Team situated in the mountainous Styrian Region, Spielberg, Austria. The race track is naturally a tourist attraction point especially during the GP race weekend where a lot of visitors flock the area. The circuit is mostly accessible by road and rail (200 km from the city of Vienna) or air transport, 85 km from the town of Graz.
The Red Bull Ring circuit was formerly the Österreichring, which hosted the Formula One racing spectacle from 1970 to 1987 and later under the name A1-Ring from 1997 to 2003. The A1-Ring was redesigned by Hermann Tilke. After being purchased by the Red Bull energy drink company in 2011, Formula One included the Austrian GP in the 2014 race calendar. Apart from Formula One events, the circuit also hosts MotoGP, Red Bull Air Race World Championship and DTM series events. The Red Bull Racing track is 4.318km long characterised by eighteen (18) tight corners and several straight sections.
The Red Bull Ring is earmarked to kick start the 2020 Formula One calendar with back to back races in 5th July and 12th July. The circuit continue to play an integral part on the Formula One calendar events.
The circuit is considered “Category A” as per the FIA classification system, having gone through upgrades and modifications to meet the F1 racing circuit requirements. The Red Bull Ring remains one of the prestigious and iconic circuits in the European season of the F1 calendar.