The first event in Austria on a military airfield at Zeltweg in 1964. Osterreichring hosted the premier series races from 1970-1987. The A1-Ring in Spielberg held seven grand prix events starting in 1997.
Three times World Champion celebrated his title at the home of Red Bull in Austria and stated that the Red Bull Ring should be added as a grand prix event. The former A1-Ring may now be on the 2013 calendar.