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Austrian Grand Prix to return in 2014

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937   //    23 Jul 2013, 23:38 IST
General view of the A1 Ring circuit

A1 Ring – All set for a return of F1 cars

Formula 1 calendar will get busier in 2014 as the Austrian Grand Prix will return next year. Red Bull, which owns the Spielberg circuit has reportedly struck a deal for a July 6 date.

Red Bull released a statement which read: “Dietrich Mateschitz [Red Bull owner] and Bernie Ecclestone have reached agreement to the effect that Formula 1 will come back to Styria next year.”

Austria last saw an F1 race on its soil in 2003, after which the race got removed from the F1 calendar following redevelopment plans at the Spielberg circuit.

Red Bull tried to bring the race back in 2013 but a deal could not be reached, but a 2014 slot seems a possibility. However, the FIA needs to approve for the the Austrian GP to return next year.

Source: Autosport

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