The Red Bull Ring (Austria)
We are in Austria for second week in a row. Last race was a bit complicated and didn't end how we expected...but we are ready for the battle again!
The Red Bull Ring, Originally built in 1969 to replace the Zeltweg Airfield circuit located just across the street, the Österreichring track was situated in the Styrian mountains and it was a spectacular, scenic and unique circuit.
In 1995 and 1996 it was totally rebuilt, at the same site, by Hermann Tilke. Its length was shortened from 5.942 km (3.692 mi) to 4.326 km (2.688 mi), and the fast sweeping corners were replaced by three tight right-handers, in order to create overtaking opportunities. Its three long straights, as well as a twisty infield section, asked for a setup compromise.