F1 » Lauda: F1 return priceless for Austria


Niki Lauda: I have always hoped that F1 would return, but that it is a reality is only thanks to Dietrich Mateschitz.

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richard

July 24, 2013 2:00 PM

joat. agreed. whether or not you like the drink ( I don't), you have to admire the amount they have put into all sports, and in particular f1. they rescued two teams and a race track. I dont know of anyone in f1 history who has put so much into motorsport. and apart from the aforementioned, they also have personal sponsorship deals in the likes of motogp, and also run their sports acadamies.

regretfully I am not paid to talk them up, but credit where credit is due!

richard

July 24, 2013 8:52 PM

cassyo. you are joking, aren't you??

of course everybody knows the past history of the a1 ring, Spielberg etc etc. but red bull saved it from extinction, and for that we should be thankful.

andrew.

July 25, 2013 1:28 PM

cassyo, after the last austrian gp the track fell into disrepair. red bull bought it with a view to turning the track into a private test facility just in time for the in-season testing ban to be brought into force. since then, red bull have extended the track and brought the facilities up to the standards required of a modern f1 track.

i don't really see any haters, just plain facts.

cassyo

July 25, 2013 3:41 PM
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I will confess I didn't know anything about the story of the Red Bull involvement to A1 resurrection.
Hence, I thought that it was meant the Red Bull implication in bringing it back to the calendar only.

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