Mark Webber believes that the return of the Austrian Grand Prix to the race calendar will show how important it is for Formula One to visit traditional European tracks. Most of the new Formula One racing venues in recent years are located in brand new territories, such as India and Korea, or we are watching races on new tracks in countries that have already hosted the motorsport queen, such as Valencia in Spain and Austin in the US. .
The Spielberg racetrack closest to us, now owned by Red Bull, hosted the race in its original, super-fast configuration between 1970 and 1987. The Austrian Grand Prix returned in 1997 with a refurbished racetrack known as the A1-Ring, but said goodbye again in 2003.
“I think it’s downright wonderful and I’m really happy that F1 is returning to a venue with a great tradition,” Mark Webber said. “There have been a lot of races in history. We’ve lost quite a bit of that with the races that have entered the caravan in the last six or seven years. That's why it's great that the formula is back on track, which stands in a great location between the mountains. ”
The Australian is confident that the Austrian race will be more successful than most of the new races of the last few seasons. “For them, it’s the right time to host the race. Together with America, this is one of the best acquisitions in recent years, ”Webber said. “Some races didn’t last long, but this one will. Everything will turn out great. The race is also a great medicine for the country of Austria. It is not easy in Europe during this period, ”added Webber.