Austria to host Formula One race in 2014, first in 11 years

The circuit received a F1 license in May 2011 but has since only staged events for the DTM touring car series. Austria has hosted 26 races since 1964 on different circuits, with Alain Prost winning a record three times.

updated: July 23, 2013 20:23 IST
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Vienna, Austria: Formula One racing is set for a return to Austria in 2014 after an 11-year break.

The Austrian Grand Prix has been provisionally scheduled for July 6 in Spielberg after Red Bull team officials spoke with F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.

"(Red Bull owner) Dietrich Mateschitz and Bernie Ecclestone have reached an agreement to bring back Formula One racing to (the province of) Styria," the Austrian-based company behind the F1 team said Tuesday.

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