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The Red Bull Ring is an Austrian race circuit in Spielberg, Styria.

The race circuit was founded as Österreichring and hosted the Formula One Austrian Grand Prix for 18 consecutive years, from to . It was later shortened, rebuilt and renamed the A1-Ring, it hosted the Austrian Grand Prix again from to . The track was then bought by Red Bull's Dietrich Mateschitz, closed and demolished. Renamed the Red Bull Ring the track was reopened on 15 May 2011. The circuit will host a round of the 2011 DTM season and a round of the 2011 F2 championship.

The old Österreichring was more often referred to as being located at Zeltweg, which is bigger and better known. However, the circuit was never relocated, only modified.

In addition, the one-off 1964 Austrian Grand Prix was held at Zeltweg Airfield, so this name was already known.

The original track

Originally built in 1969 to replace the bland and bumpy Zeltweg Airfield circuit, the Österreichring track was known for being very fast, as every corner was a fast sweeper and were taken in no lower than 4th gear, as well as noticeable changes in elevation during the course of a lap. Like most fast circuits it was a hard circuit on engines but considerably more difficult on tires. Many considered the Österreichring to...
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