Ex Nurburgring chief emerges at Red Bull Ring

Adrian Sutil (GER) Force India F1 talks with Walter Kafitz
Walter Kafitz with Adrian Sutil on the Nurburgring grid before the start of the 2009 German GP

Mar.8 (GMM) Former Nurburgring circuit boss Walter Kafitz has re-emerged at  Austria’s Red Bull Ring, (formerly known as the A1-Ring).

But he said the Spielberg circuit, now owned by the energy drinks company and officially called Red Bull Ring, is not set to revive the Austrian grand prix.

“I’ve been here only a few days, just absorbing all the information.


“Formula 1 is not currently a topic,” he is quoted by Kleine Zeitung newspaper.

Kafitz would not comment on the shambles at the Nurburgring, where the operators of the German grand prix venue are being evicted, and former managers potentially charged with financial crimes.

“What went before,” he insisted, “went before.”

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