About the circuit
The Austrian Grand Prix stands as a fan and driver favorite because of its spectacular elevation changes, 3 DRS zones and a breathtaking view. The exciting Red Bull Ring is located in the Austrian countryside.
A shaped circuit was created in the town of Zeltweg using cone sand hay-bales by the race lovers and it wasn’t until 1958 that the track witnessed its first international race. The first Formula One Race was held in Austria in the 1970’s in which Jochen Rindt lost his life after win most races in the season. He was awarded the first and only post humous World Championship title.
The Formula 1 Grand Prix took place on the Ӧsterreichring for 18 year consecutively until 1987. There were several star-line accidents reported on the circuit which made everybody question the safety of the track pulling it out from the Formula 1 calender. A1 an Austrian telecom company later invested in the track repairing it which led to the track being added back to the Formula 1 calander in 1997. It hosted Grand Prix for the net 6 years until it was removed again in 2003.
The Red Bull Ring was reopened in 2011 after being redeveloped and rebranded. The circuit witnessed Mercedes dominate the tracks until 2018 when finally, the Red Bull Racing became victorious on their home circuit.
Helmut Marko current advisor to the Red Bull Team and former driver said “I know of no other course in the world that is so magnificently nestled into an attractive surrounding”
Moreover, Gerhard Berger stated that: “when it comes to curves, extreme speed and bumps, no other place had a more exciting mix – it was pure racing”.