VIDEO: Vettel and Ricciardo preview the Red Bull Ring

1 Comment

Ahead of next weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix, Red Bull has released a video previewing the race to mark its return to the calendar following 11 years away.

Austria last welcomed Formula 1 back in 2003 at the A1 Ring (as it used to be called), but the circuit soon became run down and fell into disrepair, causing it to fall off the calendar for 2004. In the same year, it stopped hosting any kind of motorsport events.

However, in 2008, Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz confirmed that he had bought the circuit, and began to redevelop it. Now, it is back to its best as a leading racing facility, and hosting a Formula 1 grand prix is undoubtedly the icing on the cake for Austrian motorsport after many years in the wilderness.

This video is a great way to preview one of the most unique circuits on the calendar ahead of next weekend’s race, which, by virtue of Mateschitz’s nationality, is also Red Bull’s first ever home event.

IndyCar, Dallara reveal tweak to speedway aero package

Photo: IndyCar
Leave a comment

INDYCAR and Dallara revealed on Monday that a front wing extension will be made available to Verizon IndyCar Series teams to use as part of the super speedway aero package for the universal aero kits.

The extensions are expected to provide an increase in front downforce, by a minimum of three percent, and teams will be free to use them as needed. Dallara is also providing an additional wicker that can be used as a part of the extension.

The change comes in the wake of drivers voicing concerns about stability at the front of the car, especially while running in traffic – concerns which surfaced initially during Indianapolis 500 practice.

More details about the change can be viewed on IndyCar’s website.

Follow@KyleMLavigne