Spielberg 1050

Spielberg

The purists may compare the Red Bull Ring unfavourably with the Osterreichring it replaced, but the circuit often provides close racing, passing and drama.

Country
Austria
Location
Spielberg, Styria
Co-ordinates
47.220037, 14.765197
Latest Race
First Race

The purists may compare the Red Bull Ring unfavourably with the Osterreichring it replaced, but the circuit often provides close racing, passing and drama. After a 10 year absence, the Austrian Grand Prix was restored to the Formula 1 calendar in 1997 on a tight new circuit built on the site of the old Osterreichring. Named as the A1 Ring in deference to Austria’s leading mobile phone provider, Spielberg held the GP for seven years and was the setting for Michael Schumacher’s controversial 2002 victory. Ferrari ordered team-mate Rubens Barrichello to let the German to pass that day, prompting team orders briefly to be officially banned. Red Bull acquired and renamed the circuit in 2004, modernising its facilities and attracting the Austrian GP once again from 2014.

Circuit

1996

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.684 (Miles)

Description

New circuit built using the infield, main and back straights of the Osterreichring

Fastest Race Lap

Carlos Sainz jr (McLaren MCL35-Renault), 1m05.619, 147.250 mph, F1, 2020

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes-Benz F1 W11 EQ Performance), 1m02.939, 153.521 mph, F1, 2020

Latest Races

3,171

Championships

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15,675

Results

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16,117

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9,358

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