The world of motorsport will have all its eyes on Austria again. After the Red Bull Ring paved the way for global sport events to return in 2020 with a historic start to the Formula 1 season featuring two races on consecutive weekends, plus back-to-back MotoGP races too, Spielberg will again in 2021 host four Grand Prix weekends in the two elite motor racing series.
The feast of racing will be started by Formula 1 on June 27 with the Formula 1 Großer Preis der Steiermark. The Formula 1 myWorld Großer Preis von Österreich will be held as planned on July 4. In August, two MotoGP races follow – the Michelin® Grand Prix of Styria on August 8 and the Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich on August 15. The big difference to 2020 will be that all four races at Spielberg will take place with spectators. The preparations for ticket sales are ongoing. Fans can find information on that shortly on www.projekt-spielberg.com.
In these challenging times, the Red Bull Ring is supporting Formula 1 and MotoGP again in 2021 to make up for cancellations in their race calendars. This underlines the great cooperation between the circuit and the Formula 1 Group, FIA, as well as with Dorna and FIM. The race weekends will also mark the comeback of the motorsport festival for fans. The safe return of spectators to the circuit and the atmosphere they offer should provide another positive statement to the world from Austria.
Stefano Domenicali, CEO Formula 1: “We were all looking forward to racing in Turkey but the travel restrictions in place have meant we are not able to be there in June. Formula 1 has shown again that it is able to react quickly to developments and find solutions and we are delighted that we will have a double header in Austria meaning our season remains at 23 races. I want to thank the promoter and authorities in Turkey for all of their efforts in recent weeks and want to thank the promoters in France and Austria for their speed, flexibility and enthusiasm in accommodating this solution.”
Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO Dorna Sports: “We are very excited to see the return of the Styrian GP after such an incredible event last season. The Red Bull Ring is often cited as a real paddock favorite and we’re very much looking forward to enjoying two more races at the venue this season. The track and facilities are world-leading and the racing is always excellent. I would like to thank Mr. Mateschitz in person, Red Bull is truly an incredible partner of MotoGP, and the fantastic organization of the Austrian Grand Prix always leads to a fantastic event for the Championship.”
Christopher Drexler, Sytrian Regional Sport Council: “It brings great joy to us and is a real honour for Styria to host two races in both Formula 1 and MotoGP again in 2021 in our region. In particular with the two Stryian Grands Prix, we are once again moving in a sensational way into the international limelight. The four big motorsport events at the Red Bull Ring will give untold valuable impetus for a dynamic exit from the Covid crisis for Austria, Styria and the Spielberg Region. They will make the motoring region of Styria the focus of the world of motorsport in summer of 2021.”
Dietrich Mateschitz: “We are really looking forward to host two additional races in international motorsport and underscoring our good cooperation with both Formula 1 and Dorna in the process. By taking on the two races, we want to send a strong signal of joy, confidence and optimism from Styria around the world – just like we did in 2020.”
Tickets for the 2021 Styrian Grands Prix:
Ticket sales for the newly announced Styrian Grands Prix in both Formula 1 (June 25 to 27) and MotoGP ( August 6 to 8) are being prepared and will start soon. All the information will follow on www.projekt-spielberg.com. Ticket sales for the Austrian Grands Prix in Formula 1 (July 2 to 4) and MotoGP (August 13 to 15) have already been running for several months. Fans can find details of these on the same web address.
All the information on Formula 1 and MotoGP at the Red Bull Ring can be found on www.projekt-spielberg.com and in the Spielberg App.
Formula 1 Großer Preis der Steiermark on June 27
Formula 1 Großer Preis von Österreich on July 4
Motorrad Grand Prix der Steiermark on August 8
Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich on August 15