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Formula One to Return to Austria


Austrian GP 2002The Formula One calendar is an ever changing battlefield on which the worlds best drivers fight it out to become world champion. Yes, the locations are often glamorous and are posters for motorsport in that nation, but when the visors come down these guys are at war no matter the setting. 2014 sees many big changes to F1 including new turbocharged V6 engines for the cars, but a bigger change is that Formula One will Return to Austria.

The race last run on the A1 Ring was in 2003, one year after Michael Schumacher’s infamous win, and since then Red Bull have taken ownership. Now known as the Red Bull Ring, the company announced that they have struck a deal with Bernie Ecclestone to host a race in the 2014 season. The track is to be enhanced and facilities modernised before the event. Red Bull owner, Dietrich Mateschitz, has longed for the race to return ever since it left his home country. The race was often criticised for being “out in the sticks” and a little run down. That is to change with the revamp of the circuit and the local area.