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#51 windoesnot

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:02

Have you got a news source for this? Not disputing your claim but would like to read up on it, would be great news for F1 to return there and secure another European venue.

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#52 Diablobb81

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:03

They say the info comes officially from RB.

#53 Der Pate

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:04

Just posted here:

http://forums.autosp...a...t&p=6364200

#54 Yoshi

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:04

That would be awesome. :up:

#55 Der Pate

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:04

Have you got a news source for this? Not disputing your claim but would like to read up on it, would be great news for F1 to return there and secure another European venue.


My source is a link to the website of the national TV-broadcaster in Austria ORF!

#56 AndreasF1

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:05

http://steiermark.or...tories/2594346/


#57 Obi Offiah

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:05

So how many races will there be in 2014, 22?

#58 Sin

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:13

both F1 moderators from RTL and Sky Germany tweeted now that F1 will be back there in Austria, so it seems pretty believable

#59 Kelateboy

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:14

A very picturesque location for a race track.... :up:


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#60 Der Pate

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:17

My timeline in Twitter and Facebook is starting to go wild...

Austria really deserves a Grand Prix !!!

#61 rasul

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:18

Great news if it's true(and it seems it is).
Always loved A1-Ring.

#62 F.M.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:20

Replacing the German GP or what?

#63 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:20

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Red Bull has issued a statement in Austria saying Austrian GP is back on calendar in 2014. Full story soon

#64 Sin

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:23

Replacing the German GP or what?


Hockenheim isn't in trouble compared to NBR, it would be tragic if it did.... since F1 go more german drivers than Austrian drivers, and there are some very dedicated F1 fans in germany


#65 Kelateboy

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:26

My timeline in Twitter and Facebook is starting to go wild...

Austria really deserves a Grand Prix !!!

Great news for Austrians and all racing fans in the vicinity. :up:


#66 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:26

It doesn't have to replace anything, there was a space for a GP this past week-end, it was even on the provisional calendar as TBA.

Edit: Seems this might have been the New Jersey slot

#67 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:31

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Red Bull says that its circuit will host an Austrian GP on July 6 2014. Question now is how that fits in with GB and D.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:32

Yes baby,see ya there in next year.If this really is the true,my closest circuit is now Budapest(220km away).And now my closest circuit will be just 90km away,100% I will be there for the first time ever.
I am happy now!
:wave: :wave:

#69 Sin

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:32

the Hockenheim ticketshop also says the german GP will probably be the 18.-20.07.2014 so it's not replacing Hockenheim

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:34

i hope this this is an addition and not replacing any european races as we need to keep as many of the great european circuits as possible.

Edited by SanDiegoGo, 23 July 2013 - 11:36.


#71 Sin

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:34

Yes baby,see ya there in next year.If this really is the true,my closest circuit is now Budapest(220km away).And now my closest circuit will be just 90km away,100% I will be there for the first time ever.
I am happy now!
:wave: :wave:


dude... I come to you *decides*... :o... Vienna there and back is only 150€ with plane :o... but then I would still need to pay for train & a hotel xD... :p

Edited by Sin, 23 July 2013 - 11:34.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:35

It doesn't have to replace anything, there was a space for a GP this past week-end, it was even on the provisional calendar as TBA.

Edit: Seems this might have been the New Jersey slot


So what happens to New Jersey, Is that still scheduled in for next year. That will make it 21 races. This might have repercussions in terms of cost cutting and all. By the way I hear engine allocation is to be further reduced next year, was the engine allocation based on a 20 race calendar or 21 race calendar ?

Edit : Not to mention Sochi (Russia) that will make it a potential 22 race calendar. They have to increase the engine allocations from what they're proposing

Edited by Fangiola, 23 July 2013 - 11:39.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:38

Hopefully this means Korea or another pointless Tilkedrome will be dropped.

I loved this circuit, and why are people concerned about the short laptime? Its beauty is in its simplicity; the fans there see the cars more, and with the gradient and scenery its one circuit I've truly missed in the last decade.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:42

Then it'd be like GBR-AUT / two-week break / GER-HUN?

10. British Grand Prix 27-29 June
11. Austrian Grand Prix 4-6 July
-----------------2W----------------
12. German Grand Prix 18-20 July
13. Hungarian Grand Prix 25-27 July


Current provisional calendar says
(Sorry for the confusion. It says "This calendar has not yet been approved. The official 2014 F1 calendar will be online in September 2013.")
http://www.f1-fansit...14-f1-calendar/

10. British Grand Prix 27-29 June
11. German Grand Prix 4-6 July
-----------------3W----------------
12. Hungarian Grand Prix 25-27 July

Edited by plumtree, 23 July 2013 - 11:48.


#75 Der Pate

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:45

With that news I start to realize, how many people here in Austria are motorsport-enthusiasts and how many think of me, when they hear something about F1...

I start to create a plan organizing a group-travel to Spielberg with camping and so on...

#76 Sin

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:47

Then it'd be like GBR-AUT / two-week break / GER-HUN?

10. British Grand Prix 27-29 June
11. Austrian Grand Prix 4-6 July
-----------------2W----------------
12. German Grand Prix 18-20 July
13. Hungarian Grand Prix 25-27 July


Current provisional calendar says (I'm not sure if this is correct)
http://www.f1-fansit...14-f1-calendar/

10. British Grand Prix 27-29 June
11. German Grand Prix 4-6 July
-----------------3W----------------
12. Hungarian Grand Prix 25-27 July



well the Hockenheim Ticket Shop says the german gp will probably be 18.-20.07.2014 soooo ... the first one seems more probable

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:48

yeaa, my aunt lives not far from there, I planned to visit FR 3.5 this year but it didn´t happen....if these rumours are true, hope for my first F1 visit.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:49

With that news I start to realize, how many people here in Austria are motorsport-enthusiasts and how many think of me, when they hear something about F1...

I start to create a plan organizing a group-travel to Spielberg with camping and so on...


will that group travel include people from germany... like Saxony? :o

Edited by Sin, 23 July 2013 - 11:49.


#79 karlth

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:49

A very picturesque location for a race track.... :up:


:up: Yep a great track to visit.


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#80 Der Pate

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:51

will that group travel include people from germany... like Saxony? :o


Wait and see...  ;)

#81 Muppetmad

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:51

Great news - a step back in the right direction after the many faux pas that have been made with the calendar in previous years.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:56

Great news! :up:

I've really missed this track!

#83 William Hunt

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:09

It's great to see Austria back but I'm afraid this could mean that we will lose the Japanese Grand Prix. Japan is at the moment the only country that currently has a GP that doesn't have a contract for next year. Suzuka is one of my top 5 tracks along with Spa, Sao Paulo, Monaco & Montréal.

Since there is no Japanese presence in F1 at the moment (no sponsors, drivers, manufacturers) and Honda only coming back in 2015 I fear we will have no Japanese GP next year, it may return when Honda returns, Honda owns the Suzuka track after all (Toyota owns Fuji).

Edited by William Hunt, 23 July 2013 - 12:10.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:10

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Always a favorite, glad to see it back.

#85 Bart

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:12

So what's going to get the shove? There are 19 races this season, and we're adding New Jersey, Russia, and Austria, so 2 have to go.

Korea seems likely. And Germany?

They're two tracks that have produced some good races in the past few years.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:13

"I really love the F1 tracks in Spain" said no one ever.

#87 Sin

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:13

So what's going to get the shove? There are 19 races this season, and we're adding New Jersey, Russia, and Austria, so 2 have to go.

Korea seems likely. And Germany?

They're two tracks that have produced some good races in the past few years.


Hockenheim is standing alot better than Nürburgring... so it would be weird if they keep NBR but drop Hockenheim... and... I doubt it will be dropped... like I said its ticketshop says 18.07 - 20.07 as the HH GP date

#88 William Hunt

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:19

@ Bart: read my post # 83: Japan (Suzuka) will most probably be dropped, it doesn't have a contract for next year.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:22

Who knows what will be dropped? At present 2 races need to be dropped to accommodate the 3 new ones.

That said, I'll believe New Jersey when the cars are actually lining up on the grid.

If Korea (which surely must be on its last legs) and Japan (an apparently diminishing market) both end up being dropped then that has some major ramifications for the organisation of the tail-end of the calendar, no?

PS did that Westschleife extension ever end up being built, or is the circuit layout currently "as it was" in 2003?

Edited by wj_gibson, 23 July 2013 - 12:24.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:28

Maybe the spanish GP will be dropped? Or maybe non GP at all? Why do you think one will be dropped, what speaks against having 22 races 2014, if everybody keeps complaining this year about the long breaks between races?

Edited by Sin, 23 July 2013 - 12:29.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:32

Maybe the spanish GP will be dropped? Or maybe non GP at all? Why do you think one will be dropped, what speaks against having 22 races 2014, if everybody keeps complaining this year about the long breaks between races?

Things such as engine allocations and gearboxes could come in to it especially since the amount of races they can be used for will have to be lenghtened, now add to that 2 extra races and it won't be long before you get teams moaning and another ****gate is the topic of discussion

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:33

The sport cannot really go above 20 races or else the teams essentially end up having to create two race teams in a one-on-one-off sort of scenario, which isn't financially viable.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:35

temporary replacement for Brazilian GP? Interlagos having major renovation after this year GP.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:35

Great news, another European race is needed to fill the gaps in the calendar. Austria is a nice track and I'm glad we'll (probably) have it back.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:37

temporary replacement for Brazilian GP? Interlagos having major renovation after this year GP.


Allegedly.

#96 PayasYouRace

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:38

This would be good if true. Osterreich A1-Red Bull Ring is a lovely track, even if it isn't as impressive as it once was.

"I really love the F1 tracks in Spain" said no one ever.


Montjuich was quite popular back in the day.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 13:06

@ Bart: read my post # 83: Japan (Suzuka) will most probably be dropped, it doesn't have a contract for next year.

It would be a foolish thing from Honda not to renew the contract just before coming back to the F1 IMO.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 13:08

"I really love the F1 tracks in Spain" said no one ever.


I wouldn't be opposed to Catalunya losing the GP.

It's a track I like on paper, but every race I watch there whether F1 or another series is just dull. The only real exciting moment I personally recall was Senna and Mansell going wheel-to-wheel at 190MPH in 1991. Well...and maybe Hakkinen's mechanical failure on the last lap in 2001?

#99 rasul

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 13:10

I wouldn't be opposed to Catalunya losing the GP.

It's a track I like on paper, but every race I watch there whether F1 or another series is just dull.

Same here. I hope we don't lose Japan.

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#100 BoschKurve

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 13:11

It would be a foolish thing from Honda not to renew the contract just before coming back to the F1 IMO.


I doubt Suzuka will go off the calendar...or at the very least, I could see it only going off for 1 year. Either way it should be on the calendar for the 2015 season.