Red Bull boss denies A1-Ring return

July 6, 2010

Red Bull Racing owner and Austrian businessman, find Dietrich Mateschitz, has dismissed reports that the A1-Ring circuit could be making a return to the Formula One calendar.

It has been rumoured that the Austrian Grand Prix, which dropped off the F1 calendar in 2003, could be in line for a return after the A1-Ring underwent major reconstruction work, expected to be finalised midway through next year.

Work on the circuit, which includes new pit buildings and grandstands, cost an estimated US$88 million, and was backed by Mateschitz.

However, the Red Bull boss insists a comeback is not on the cards. He said: “This is unbelievable nonsense. Unfortunately, such stupidity was adopted and disseminated by numerous media. All I can say is that Bernie knows nothing about it, and neither do I. There is nothing to it.”