Formula 1 has agreed an extension with the Austrian Grand Prix for the next four years that will enable it to host a race until at least 2027.
Following the return of the race in 2014 at the Red Bull Ring, the race has been a success in recent years with sell-out crowds reaching 303,000 fans last year.
Notably there has been a lot of support from Dutch fans attending the race in recent years, who flock to the circuit to support Max Verstappen.
After the race last year there was concerns after reports of harassment towards fans at the track, which were investigated by F1 in the aftermath of the weekend.
In 2023 it will celebrate its 10th anniversary and will continue to host an F1 Sprint race for a second consecutive year.
Domenicali pays tribute to Mateschitz
Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of F1, paid tribute to the late Dietrich Mateschitz for his involvement in making the race return to the calendar.
“The Austrian Grand Prix brings together the perfect mix of a challenging track, high-speed racing, and a beautiful venue for our fans, so I am delighted that we will be coming back to the Red Bull Ring until at least 2027 under this new agreement," he said.
"As we celebrate the 10th year since our return to Spielberg, I would like to thank everyone involved in this renewal, especially the promoter and Red Bull and I want to pay tribute to Dietrich Mateschitz for the love, passion, and vision he brought to Formula 1 that has ensured the continued success of the event and the huge enthusiasm for our sport in Austria and around the world.”
Erich Wolf, General Manager of Projekt Spielberg GmbH & Co KG, added: “We are proud of the special partnership we have with Formula 1, and we are absolutely delighted to be welcoming the top class of motorsport to the Red Bull Ring for a further four years. In signing this contract extension, Formula 1 has made a strong commitment to Austria, Styria and the Murtal region."
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