As the organizers and Formula 1 announced on Wednesday, a contract extension for the premier class of motorsport with the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg by four years from 2024 up to and including 2027 was recently fixed. This means that Formula 1 will continue to do its rounds in Styria in the coming years, and Red Bull will hold a home race with world champion Max Verstappen.
The Austrian GP has been an integral part of the F1 calendar again since 2014, previously there had been no races in Spielberg from 2004 to 2013. After the site was converted on the initiative of the late Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz, Formula 1 returned to red-white-red ground. This year, the Austrian Grand Prix will take place on July 2nd. According to official figures, more than 300,000 spectators attended the race weekend last year.
“The Austrian Grand Prix offers the perfect mix of a challenging track, high-speed racing and a wonderful venue for our fans,” said Formula 1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali. “I am therefore delighted that under this new agreement we will be returning to the Red Bull Ring until at least 2027.”
A total of 34 F1 races have been held in Spielberg so far, and in the past three years there have been three winners with different cars in Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), Max Verstappen (Red Bull) and Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes).