Red Bull Ring


Österreichring
Red Bull Ring

The Red Bull Ring, known originally as the Österreichring, is Austria’s most important circuit and home of the Austrian Grand Prix. It opened in 1969 to replace Zeltweg Airfield circuit, just 1.5 km to the south, which had fallen out of favour.

With a fast and flowing layout, and elevation change of 65 m, the Österreichring quickly became popular with drivers, but its speed also made it dangerous– especially with barriers in places close to the track.

In other places barriers were absent altogether, with grassy banks instead slowing any cars which fell off the circuit.

With safety in mind,a chicane was added at the first corner for 1977, and after the track was dropped from the 1988 Formula One calendar, further changes were made.

The Bosch Kurve was tightened slightly to allow for run-off on the outside of the corner, and the main straight widened by three metres, but even this wasn’t enough and F1 stayed away for nine years, the main event in the mid-1990s falling to the German Super Tourenwagen Cup (STW).

In this time, plans were drawn up with renowned architect Hermann Tilke for a radically revamped circuit. Known then as the A1-Ring thanks to the source of financial backing, the new circuit shortened and dramatically altered the feel of the track, opening in 1996.

By 2004 the circuit had lost its slot on the F1 calendar, and ownership transferred to Red Bull, which quickly renamed the circuit. The old pit buildings and grandstands were demolished in 2004, but it took until 2010 for new facilities to be built, after an initial plan to redevelop the old, fast circuit was blocked by government.

The Red Bull Ring reopened in 2011, with DTM quickly announcing a race, followed by F1 in 2014. The layout of the reopened circuit was, however, identical to that of the 1996 A1-Ring.

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Red Bull Ring touring car race winners

Series
Year
Round
Layout
Driver
Entrant
Car
TCR EE
2022
4
Red Bull Ring
Besagroup Vukovic Motorsport
Renault Mégane RS TCR
TCR EE
2022
3
Red Bull Ring
RaceSing
Hyundai i30 N TCR
TCR DE
2022
4
Red Bull Ring
ROJA Motorsport by ASL Lichtblau
Hyundai Veloster N TCR
TCR DE
2022
3
Red Bull Ring
ROJA Motorsport by ASL Lichtblau
Hyundai Veloster N TCR
TCR DE
2021
4
Red Bull Ring
Wimmer Werk Motorsport
CUPRA Leon Competición TCR
TCR DE
2021
3
Red Bull Ring
Wimmer Werk Motorsport
CUPRA Leon Competición TCR
TCR DE
2020
10
Red Bull Ring
Hyundai Team Engstler
Hyundai i30 N TCR
TCR DE
2020
9
Red Bull Ring
HP Racing International
Hyundai i30 N TCR
TCR EU
2019
8
Red Bull Ring
M1RA Motorsport
Hyundai i30 N TCR
TCR EU
2019
7
Red Bull Ring
Target Competition
Hyundai i30 N TCR
TCR DE
2019
6
Red Bull Ring
LMS Racing
Audi RS3 LMS TCR
TCR DE
2019
5
Red Bull Ring
HP Racing International
Hyundai i30 N TCR
TCR EE
2019
4
Red Bull Ring
Besagroup Vuković Motorsport
Renault Mégane RS TCR
TCR EE
2019
3
Red Bull Ring
ASK Vesnić
CUPRA TCR
DTM
2018
18
Red Bull Ring
Audi Sport Team Rosberg
Audi RS5 DTM
DTM
2018
17
Red Bull Ring
Audi Sport Team Rosberg
Audi RS5 DTM
TCR DE
2018
6
Red Bull Ring
HP Racing International
Opel Astra TCR
TCR DE
2018
5
Red Bull Ring
Racing One
Audi RS3 LMS TCR
DTM
2017
16
Red Bull Ring
Audi Sport Team Rosberg
Audi RS5 DTM
DTM
2017
15
Red Bull Ring
Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline
Audi RS5 DTM
TCR DE
2017
4
Red Bull Ring
Target Competition UK-SUI
Honda Civic Type R FK2 TCR
TCR DE
2017
3
Red Bull Ring
Target Competition UK-SUI
Honda Civic Type R FK2 TCR
TCR DE
2016
8
Red Bull Ring
Team Honda ADAC Sachsen
Honda Civic Type-R FK2 TCR
TCR DE
2016
7
Red Bull Ring
Target Competition 1
Honda Civic Type-R FK2 TCR
DTM
2016
4
Red Bull Ring
BMW Team RMG
BMW M4 DTM
DTM
2016
3
Red Bull Ring
BMW Team RMG
BMW M4 DTM
DTM
2015
10
Red Bull Ring
Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline
Audi RS5 DTM
DTM
2015
9
Red Bull Ring
Audi Sport Team Abt
Audi RS5 DTM
TCR Intl
2015
16
Red Bull Ring
Liqui Moly Team Engstler
Volkswagen Golf TCR
TCR Intl
2015
15
Red Bull Ring
Target Competition
SEAT León Racer
DTM
2014
6
Red Bull Ring
BMW Team RMG
BMW M4 DTM
DTM
2013
3
Red Bull Ring
BMW Team Schnitzer
BMW M3 DTM
DTM
2012
4
Red Bull Ring
Audi Sport Team Rosberg
Audi A5 DTM
DTM
2011
3
Red Bull Ring
Audi Sport Team Phoenix
Audi A4 DTM 08
DTM
2003
8
Red Bull Ring
AMG-Mercedes
AMG-Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM …
DTM
2002
8
Red Bull Ring
Warsteiner AMG Mercedes
AMG-Mercedes-Benz CLK-DTM …
DTM
2001
8
Red Bull Ring
D2 AMG Mercedes
AMG-Mercedes-Benz CLK-DTM …
ETCC
2001
14
Red Bull Ring
JAS Engineering Italia IP
Honda Accord
ETCC
2001
13
Red Bull Ring
JAS Engineering Italia IP
Honda Accord
ETCC
2000
6
Red Bull Ring
Nordauto Engineering
Alfa Romeo 156 TS
ETCC
2000
5
Red Bull Ring
JAS Engineering
Honda Accord
STW
1995
6
Österreichring
ROC Competition
Audi A4 Quattro
STW
1995
5
Österreichring
BMW Team Schnitzer
BMW 318is
STW
1994
5
Österreichring
BMW Team Schneider
BMW 318is

Note: Data valid for period between 7th Aug 1994 and 5th Jun 2022