Location: Spielberg, Styria, Austria [click here for map]
Circuit length: 4.33Km (2.69 Miles)
Number of turns: 10
Opened: 1969 (original circuit)
Major events: Austrian F1 Grand Prix, DTM,
European Le Mans Series, ADAC GT Masters
Lap record: 1:08.337 (Michael Schumacher,
Ferrari F2003-GA, 2003)
Austria’s premier race circuit The Red Bull Ring, formerly known as Österreichring and A1-Ring before being bought by Red Bull's Dietrich Mateschitz, was re-designed and upgraded to accommodate modern race championships. The current circuit was opened in 2011.
An FIA ‘Grade A’ homologated circuit which is home to the Austrian F1 Grand Prix, rounds of DTM, European Le Mans Series and MotoGP, this is an amusement park for petrol heads which includes the race track, go-kart track, off-road park and driving centre.
A great circuit to drive with steep inclines and declines of up to 12% and some amazing corners, this track is definitely worth a visit. Surrounded by incredible countryside and mountains, this is one of the most beautiful circuit locations in Europe.
Vienna International Airport: 206Km (128 m) 1Hr 55min drive.
Salzburg Airport: 260Km (162 miles) 2Hrs 20min drive.
Zeltweg Airport: 6Km (4 miles) 10min drive
(private aircraft only!).
OTHER CIRCUITS WORTH CONSIDERING
The only other good option in Austria is the Salzburgring, some way to the north west. If you have time and are heading that way, Italy’s most northern circuit, Monza, is 640Km (398 miles) away to the south west.
Salzburgring: 245Km (152 miles) 2Hrs 15min drive.
Monza: 640Km (398 miles) 6Hrs drive.
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