Red Bull Ring
The Red Bull Ring is a motorsport race track in Spielberg, Austria.
The race circuit was founded as Österreichring and hosted the Austrian Grand Prix for 18 consecutive years, from 1970 to 1987. It was later shortened, rebuilt and renamed the A1-Ring (A Eins-Ring), and it hosted the Austrian Grand Prix again from 1997 to 2003.
When Formula One outgrew the circuit, a plan was drawn up to extend the layout. Parts of the circuit, including the pits and main grandstand, were demolished, but construction work was stopped and the circuit remained unusable for several years before it was purchased by Red Bull's Dietrich Mateschitz and rebuilt. Renamed the Red Bull Ring the track was reopened in 2011andFormula One returned to the circuit in the 2014 season.
The length of 4.318 km corresponds to the Grand Prix circuit from 1996 until 2003. Two junctions on the racetrack enable a division in the northern and southern stretches. A special feature of the racetrack are the differences in elevation (maximum uphill grade 12%, maximum downhill grade 9.3%).
The opening of the Red Bull Ring brought the tradition of racing into a new era. Top-events like DMT, ADAC GT Masters, European Le Mans Series or the Truck Race Trophy excite the fans who can closer to the action than anywhere else. In June 2014 the Formula 1 returned, and in 2016 the MotoGP followed.
47° 13′ 11″ N, 14° 45′ 53″ E