Red Bull Ring gets final approval for 2014 Austrian GP 3 January, 2014 Red Bull Ring aerial view Austria’s return to the Formula 1 calendar will definitely go ahead this coming season. Earlier, although circuit owner Red Bull was given an official spot on the 2014 calendar, organisers did not have all the necessary local approvals in place. Having demolished the old A1-Ring in Spielberg, and relaunched it as the ‘Red Bull Ring’, the energy drink company found itself limited to allowing a mere 40,000 race-day crowd to gather. But Kleine Zeitung newspaper reported on Friday that local authorities have now granted Red Bull’s application for a total race weekend crowd of 225,000 for the late June event. Further, local administrator Harald Schnedl has also been reviewing a full noise, emissions and traffic engineering concept, submitted by Red Bull for the 2014 race. “I have granted the major events permission,” he confirmed to the newspaper. His approval was granted under a new events law, which does not allow formal appeals to be filed. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsMercedes: Silver Arrow gives you wingsRaikkonen: I hate it when there is no front end on the carPhotos: Best of Austrian Grand Prix race dayLauda: Lewis is more motivated and will keep fightingWolff: I still have trauma from MontrealExperts agree that Rosberg has champion’s killer instinctHelplessness and resignation at Red Bull after Austria failureRaikkonen: Give me more power!Horner: Unacceptable, there needs to be change at RenaultAlonso: I prefer to have no respect and to win more trophies McLarenfan This will be a grand event with no shortage of the red bull signs and red bull flowing on tap they may even go for the Red Bull Theme Park add on. Red Bull Phones on sale along with all the other merchandise it should be a good Weekend for RBR. Michael Yes, especially if McLaren wins MAD EEVE haha hope what happen in korea 2010 repeats! SteveisGreat Yet another year without the European GP though… nice to see a vintage track back on the schedule. Now we need Magny Cours, Imola, and a revamped and lengthened Zandvoort! captain tortuga Zandvoort would be nice! nice track, and some very demanding corners. Mr Hoy I thought this was lengthened doesn’t look like it from the pic. What’s different about it ? WestMclarenMercedes It will probably be all rbr fans. Be awesome if vettel gets a dnf and a ferrari or mclaren wins. Akward….. Zombie Jebus Anything is better than Korea, India, and Valencia. Oh and another Singapore/Thailand personality free inner-city right angle turns. Zombie Jebus The circuit is not changed. The Grandstands and public transportation from Graz are the big upgrades.