Red Bull on track

Not content with owning two Grand Prix teams and one of the biggest drinks empires in the world, Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz is to build an F1-standard dream circuit in Austria. Well, it’s what we’d do if we had a spare 70million Euros doing nothing in our bank accounts…

The circuit has been given the go-ahead by the Styrian government despite a number of environmental protests. The new circuit will merge the A1-Ring and part of the legendary Osterreichring track. The A-1 Ring held seven Grands Prix between 1997 and 2003.

According to Autosport, the new circuit will be called Spielberg New and is expected to open in the Spring of 2010. Sadly, the Mateschitz has stated that he won’t be bringing Formula One to the new venue – which means the glorious new track will be used for F1 testing and, we presume, some epic track days.

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…shame f1 will not return, i kinda liked the track. good to see it will be revived though.

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is there any sketches of the proposed track? just wondering.

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how on earth can someone have that much money… TWO F1 teams, SEVERAL extreme events, Sponsor of pretty much anything that has to do with sport and now it’s own circuit?

When little kids grow up they don’t wanna be cops or firemen anymore.. they wanna be Diet’rich’ Mateschitz, can’t blame them though :p

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hi

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Is he “The Red Bull” ? I’d imagine that doing laps of the circuit would be lots of those Mini Coopers and VW Bettles with the massive can of Red Bull on it !

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Barracuda, have you seen the price of a can of Red Bull????? That’s how he has sooooo much money to blow

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If we at the BBC had enough for Top Gear we would get one

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Hmmm if the BBC could get his investment…

F1 testing at the Top Gear track anyone?

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BBC and Max Moseley et al should get together,

British Grand Prix at the Top Gear track? a track and an ice cream van with commentary from our three anti-heroes…

…hmmm… if only Max wasnt such a t@*%

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Oh, Jeremy, you went on the internet again!

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Yes he did and he found this

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That can not be Jeremy Clarkson. The structure of the sentence does not match his writing style.

In any case.

Does he mean that if Top Gear had the cash they would get a Red Bull or an Austrian.

How much does it cost to get an Austrian these days?

Speaking of Reb Bull. There was a nice picture of Kimi drinking a can of Red Bull on the formula1 website a few months ago. Just the kind of image ferrari would like, not to mention their sponsers. I think Red Bull would like the idea that other drivers support their product.

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Thats the joy of owning a drinks company Bruce.

every driver has to drink sometime and im betting Dietrich makes sure theres alot of redbull in convenient places just waiting for photo op’s

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He has two F1 teams and now he is going to build an F1 standard race track. All he needs to do now is come up with a break away series with cars fueled by Red Bull.

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His account must be a genius

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i’m not convinced there won’t be a 2010 Red Bull Austrian Grand Prix and Flugtag.

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hmmm, A new track in Austria ready for 2010 & a new British GP track ready for 2010.

No prizes for guessing which track will get a GP when Donnington isn’t ready in time!

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It is not Jeremy! Topgear do have a track already you id!

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lol billy what has that vid got to do with this hehe

pretty damn funny though

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We’d be very glad if Mateschitz just brought back F1 on the actual A1 Ring, please. It was rather good

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yes i agree.

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wanna meet his red bull when his in fiji……….

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