Welcome to the Styrian Grand Prix, the exciting 2020 racing event that promises to keep motorsport fans on the edge of their seat! Hosted at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, this race is one of the most thrilling of the year. But why is it called the Styrian Grand Prix?
Here, we explore the origins and history of this race, uncovering why the Styrian Grand Prix is such an exciting event. Read on to find out more!
Why is It Called Styrian Grand Prix?The Styrian Grand Prix is an annual auto racing event held on the Red Bull Ring in Austria that first began in 2020. It is also known as the Styrian Formula 1 Grand Prix or just Styrian GP.
Since its inception, this Formula One event has been gaining a lot of steam amongst racing enthusiasts. But why is it called Styrian Grand Prix?
The History of the Red Bull RingThe Red Bull Ring is a 326 km (683-mile) race track situated in Spielberg, Austria.
It was built in 1969 and hosted the Austrian Grand Prix on 11 occasions throughout its time. The last time the Austrian Grand prix was held on this track was in 2003 due to its financial limitations.
After being closed for over 10 years, an investment group led by Red Bull bought it in 2011 and changed its name. Subsequently, the Austrian Grand Prix was held on this track in 2014 and has been held annually since then, making it the second-oldest circuit in the Formula One calendar.
Why is it Called Styrian Grand Prix?
The track was bought by the investor group led by Red Bull in 2011 and renovated. After its resurgence in 2014, the Formula One Management gave it a unique name “Styrian Grand Prix”.
The reason for this is because the race track is situated in the state of Styria–the second-largest state of Austria by area. Hence, upon its resurrection, the organizers felt that this name would fit perfectly with the track, as it payed homage to the state of Styria.