Hermann Tilke, a world-renowned designer of race tracks was awarded the task of designing the new Red Bull Ring. All the buildings were designed by architecture office Domenig & Wallner.
Circuit in Detail
A special feature of the Red Bull Ring are its elevation changes as well as the unique views of the track they allow.
Name of race track: Red Bull Ring
Length of track: 4.318 km
Number of corners: 9 (2 left , 7 right)
Elevation: 677 m above sea level
Change in elevation: 65 m
Maximum incline: 12 %
Maximum decline: 9,3 %
Track width: 12-13 m
Number of laps: 71
Total distance: 307.02 km
Lap record: 1:08.337 Michael Schumacher (2003)
First Grand Prix: 1970
Opening of Österreichring
Jochen Rindt is the idol of the masses. More than 100,000 spectators cheer him on at his home Grand Prix in which he drops out after 22 laps. A few weeks later, Jochen Rindt dies in Monza.
Niki Lauda wins his home Grand Prix
Opening of the A1-Ring
Formula 1 returns to the new A1-Ring. Gerhard Berger drives his farewell race.
Michael Schumacher wins the last Formula 1 Grand Prix held at the A1-Ring.
On May 15, 2011, the Red Bull Ring opens its doors, offering a new home for all national and international motor sports enthusiasts.
Formula 1 returns to Spielberg. Hundreds of thousands of fans await a special class of motorsport spectacle, as well as an exceptional supporting program.
“This track lives in great symbiosis with the architecture and landscape. I know of no other course in the world that is so magnificently nestled into an attractive surrounding. The new tracks are rather sterile and focus their appeal on monumental buildings that have nothing to do with racing itself. Here, these ups and downs in the landscape add some personal characteristics. To me it means connecting the entire surrounding area with the track.”
„I think it’s fantastic that Austria has a race track of the highest world standard again, including all the features of this special region – this is a grown tradition. I think the first sloping left-handed curve on the downhill turns is one of the most demanding curves on the international racing circuit; it used to be called the Lauda curve. Actually not a bad name, right?”
“The turbo years were the wildest days of Formula 1 and for an intuitive driver like me the Ring was tailor-made; the best race track in the world for all the areas. This was my ideal way to experience and savor the limits. When it comes to curves, extreme speed and bumps, no other place had a more exciting mix – it was pure racing”.