The Red Bull Ring is a motorsport circuit in Spielberg, Styria, Austria.
The race circuit was founded as Österreichring and hosted the Formula One Austrian Grand Prix for 18 consecutive years, from 1970 to 1987. It was later shortened, rebuilt and renamed the A1-Ring, it hosted the Austrian Grand Prix again from 1997 to 2003. When Formula One outgrew the circuit, a plan was drawn up to extend the layout. Parts of the circuit, including the pits and main grandstand, were demolished, but construction work was stopped and the circuit remained unusable for several years before it was purchased by Red Bull’s Dietrich Mateschitz and rebuilt.
Renamed the Red Bull Ring the track was reopened on 15 May 2011 and subsequently hosted a round of the 2011 DTM seasonand a round of the 2011 F2 championship. Formula One returned to the circuit in the 2014 season.
Austria’s premier circuit has lived through a number periods of decline, but appears once again to be in the ascendancy as a host of its country’s Formula One round.
The circuit will host GT4’s third race on 5 – 7 June 2015 as a part of ADAC GT Masters.