Formula One work for 2014 Austria GP begins

The former A1-Ring is now known as the Red Bull Ring. The circuit has hosted a variety of races since the name change, including WSR and DTM,

Sep.3 (GMM) Work to prepare the former A1-Ring for its return to the Formula One calendar next year has begun.

Now owned and rebuilt by the energy drink company, the Austrian Grand Prix circuit in Styria is now called the Red Bull Ring.

Stoffel Vandoorne
Stoffel Vandoorne

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Austrian radio ORF said construction work to get the venue ready for Formula One next year is now underway.

A spokesman for the Red Bull Ring operator Projekt Spielberg GmbH confirmed the report.

It was announced in July that Dietrich Mateschitz and Bernie Ecclestone had agreed a provisional deal to return F1 to Austria on July 6 next year.

Kleine Zeitung newspaper subsequently reported that the 2014 race will in fact take place a week earlier than that, on June 29.

The same newspaper now reports that an embankment on the front straight is currently being removed.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Bernie Ecclestone , Stoffel Vandoorne
Article type Breaking news
Tags austria, construction, ecclestone, future, grand prix, june 2014, mateschitz, red bull ring, spielberg, styria