The name Red Bull Ring may be new to the Formula 1 calendar but the A1-Ring is not, arguably one of the most iconic tracks in the sport’s history.
Today’s circuit is not what it used to be, though. Set upon by track designer Hermann Tilke in the 1990s, some would argue that the Austrian venue was neutered, losing many of the characteristics that gave it that iconic status.
The end result was a track comprising just nine corners, seven to the right and two to the left, and dominated by its three straights making it a power-hungry venue. Simply put it is a low-downforce, engine-dependent track.
Red Bull took ownership in the early 2000s and made numerous changes to the scenery, most notably the pit buildings and grandstands.
With the venue revived and modernised, Formula 1 returned in 2014.
Directions: Located in the breathtaking region of Spielberg, the Red Bull Ring is easily accessible by car, less than a 15 minute drive from the city of Spielberg, which is in the Bezirk Murtal in Styria.
Circuit name: Red Bull Ring
Circuit Length: 4.326 km
Lap Record: 1:08.337 – M Schumacher (2003)