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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