F1 could see the return of Austrian Grand Prix

Ecclestone hints that Austria would be welcome back on the f1 calendar

16 May 2011

Following the recent opening of the newly renovated Austrian Track, formally known as the A1 ring, Bernie Ecclestone has hinted that he would be more than happy

to see Austria return to the F1 Calendar. The track was demolished back in 2003 after it's final Formula 1 race, and has been rebuild at the reported cost of a nine-figure euro sum. Now rebranded as the Red Bull Ring, the new track is owned by Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz and is set to play host to the DMT next month. Both Schumacher and Vettel have admitted they would love to see the Red Bull Circuit added to the F1 Calendar, and although Mateschitz isn't expecting it to happen straight away the track is set to gain F1 Homologation. Ecclestone made a visit to the official opening of the revamped track at the weekend and said 'anything was possible' in regards to a possible future Grand Prix.

It is good that the circuit is ready to go again, we have always gone down there very happily. We have always loved Austria.

It's great to see this new track renovated and really needs to return to the F1 calendar, it would be such a waste seeing a good interesting track go unused and would make for exciting racing in the near future, fingers crossed its not too long before it makes a return!