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2013-07-23 15:03

AUSTRIA RETURNS TO F1: Red Bull has struck a deal with F1 to return the sport to Austria at its Red Bull Ring. Image: Projek-Spielberg

Formula 1 is set to return to the Austrian circuit in Spielberg in 2014, reports the track's owner Red Bull.

Red Bull said: "Dietrich Mateschitz and Bernie Ecclestone have reached an agreement to the effect that F1 will return to Styria in 2014."

Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz and Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone agreed that a race would take place at the Red Bull Ring on July 6 2014, pending permits by authorities.

LENGTHY 2014 CALENDAR

The Austrian race falls over the same weekende on which the 2013 German GP was held, which raises questions regarding the composition of the 2014 calendar.

The apparent addition of Austria, pending official ratification by the FIA, makes it uncertain how long the 2014 season will be given that their are already 19 events on the 2013 calendar.

Austria was a consistent feature on the F1 calendar in the 1970s and 1980s at the iconic Osterreichring. After the original circuit held its last grand prix in 1987, it wasn't until a decade later that the country returned to the sport at its new A1 Ring.

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