F1 car, Austrian Grand Prix: first sprint formula at Red Bull Circuit

13 Jul 2022 | 08:06 | Football

(Sports News – F1 Racing News) After an exciting race at Silverstone, the team focused on Austria, where the next Red Bull Ring will take place.

But the Österreichring was considered too dangerous by FIA standards, due to the high number of high-speed turns and accidents with a tight start. Attempts to resume racing were unsuccessful, and just like that, F1 did not return to Austria for ten years.

Between 1995 and 1996, Hermann Tilke brought a new face to the Österreichring. Since all construction costs were borne by mobile network provider A1, the new track was named A1-Ring. The entire first half was omitted, replaced by a blunt second half. The lap length was shortened from 5,942 kilometers to 4,326 kilometers. The Austrian Grand Prix returned to the F1 calendar from 1997 to 2003.

In 2008, Red Bull spent 70 million euros to rebuild the track. The A1 ring reopened in May 2011 as the Red Bull Ring. By July 2013, the track owner had struck a deal with former F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone to “reinvigorate” the Austrian Grand Prix after a 10-year absence. The car returned to F1 in July 2014.

Due to the complex development of the Covid-19 outbreak, the number of games is limited due to movement restrictions in various countries. The Red Bull Ring is one of three venues to host two races in a row. In addition, it is the first time since 1966 that Monaco (Monaco) will host the first round of the F1 season on a European (and also Austrian) circuit.

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