The Red Bull Ring is a new Race track recently completed in Austria. Red Bull. In case you hadn’t seen it everywhere, the Austrian Energy Drink giant has put even more money into motorsport and purchased the old A1 Ring in Austria. Formerly known as the A1 ring (Previous to that it was the Österreichring), the track hosted seven rounds of the Formula 1 Championship, as well as various other international events.
The track is located in Spielberg, Styria, Austria and a race track has existed at the current location in one form or another since 1969. Over the years several different layouts have been used, with the original track measuring 5.9KM. From 1996 to 2005 the layout which was used was 4.3KM, and it should still be similar once the track has been rebuilt. They have also used sections of the Österreichring for the rebuild, which should add another challenge.
Length: 4.326KM (2.6 Miles)
Closest Railway Station: Fohnsdorf (5KM)
Closest Airport: Thalerhof (75KM)
Closest Main Road: S36
Red Bull Ring Circuit Layout & Track Map
Red Bull Ring – 2011
Interview with both Vettel, Lauda and and Webber, as well Helmut Marko
The Red Bull Ring is officially open in Spielberg, Austria and it has already tempted motor racing stars Sebastian Vettel and Niki Lauda to check it out, with the help of Helmut Marko. Here’s what they had to say about the Ring…
Sebastian Vettel, Formula 1 World Champion
I was 14-years-old the first time I was at Spielberg for a Formula K√∂nig race and I watched the drivers there with great enthusiasm, including the Austrian, Bernhard Auinger. At that time I was very new to the Red Bull family. A lot of time has passed since then and it has changed a lot. I like the new track very much, as the core of the circuit remains the same. The downhill sections with the curves, which are still hanging to the outside, are very tricky, especially because today the track was wet. It would be very nice to drive a race here and I would be very happy if Formula 1 should return to the Red Bull Ring ‚Äì preferably during my career!
Niki Lauda – Three times Formula 1 World Champion
I first raced in Spielberg in 1971 and in 1984 and celebrated a home victory in the Austrian F1 Grand Prix. Today I went back and competed in the legend’s race again, winning narrowly from Dieter Quester. It’s really impressive what’s happened here. I am very happy that the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg has been revived ‚Äì it’s a huge asset to the racing scene in Austria. The basic route is the same, but the whole course is in perfect condition and has similar modern facilities to those in Bahrain.
Helmut Marko – Red Bull Motorsport
What has been rebuilt, is truly unique. Not just the ring itself, but the entire project in Spielberg. The area is harmoniously integrated into the landscape. Not only motor sports fans, but families can spend an entire weekend there. The mood among the surrounding population is very good, everybody is happy that the area here has been revived.