Motorsport: Four times the Premier Class for Anniversary

Because the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg was officially reopened ten years ago, to mark the jubilee, the Styrian Grand Prix in Formula 1 will take place on 27 June, a week after the Austrian Grand Prix, which will be its date. Lasts on 4 July. The French Grand Prix will run until 20 June.

In 2020, Spielberg hosted the Formula 1 season opener, which was delayed due to an epidemic with two races. Earlier on Friday, the rights holder of the Motorcycle World Championship had already announced that MotoGP would also hold a double event in the ring at Styrian Murtala this summer. The race dates are 8 August and 15 August.

Two double races in spielberg

Formula 1 and MotoGP are making two guest appearances in Spielberg this year. The Formula 1 Grand Prix will take place on 27 June and 4 July. The MotoGP Race will be held on 1 and 8 August.

Matsitz: “Send the world a strong signal”

“We are very pleased to be able to host two additional races on the international motorsport stage and thus underline good cooperation with both Formula 1 and Dorna. With the acquisition of two races, we would like to – last. Like the year – to send Joey de Vivre from Styria to the world, a strong signal of confidence and optimism, ”said Red Bull Company founder Dietrich Matsitz.

APA / Irwin Sheriau

Dietrich Matsitz, founder of Red Bull Company, is happy about the double “double” in Spielberg

Thanks to Styrian’s initiative and investment, the old Österreich-Ring was revived as the Red Bull Ring in May 2011, just ten years ago. Formula 1 is back in Eichfeld since 2014 and MotoGP since 2016.

“Formula 1 has once again shown that it is capable of reacting quickly to short-term growth and finding solutions. We are very happy that the double header in Austria remains in 23 races of the season, ”said Formula 1 boss Stefano Domenicli. “My thanks to the efforts of the promoters and officials in Turkey over the past few weeks. I would like to thank the promoters in France and Austria for their prompt action, flexibility and enthusiasm.”

Graphics for Red Bull Ring in Spielberg

Graphics: APA / ORF.et; Quelle: What

At least 3,000 viewers possible

Due to the withdrawal of strict coronavirus protective measures from mid-May, a certain number of motorsport fans will be allowed into the stand again in the race at Styria. As per the rules currently planned for outdoor events, 3,000 spectators will be allowed, but by the end of June this maximum increase is quite possible.

“It is with great pleasure and respect for Styria that this year our state will have two Formula 1 races as well as MotoGP. In particular, with the respective ‘Grand Prix of Styria’ we are once again sensationalized. International headlines are coming, “Styrian State Sports Council Christopher Drexler (ÖVP) said happily. In the summer, Styria will again become” the center of the world of motorsport “, he said and expressly thanked Matschitz.

Replacement for replacement

Technically, Styria’s F1-GP is a replacement for replacement. Because Turkey’s date in Istanbul on 13 June was actually reserved for the Canadian Grand Prix, which was canceled in April due to entry restrictions. Formula 1 announced that Turkey – such as China – would be reserved as a possible replacement race later in the year.

Britain had put Turkey on the red list of countries from which direct entry into the United Kingdom is prohibited. Britons and residents living in Great Britain should be in hotel quarantine for ten days at their own expense after returning home from these countries. Most Formula 1 teams are based in Great Britain, with most of the staff traveling in races related to Great Britain.

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