Vettel wants grand prix return for Austria

3 December, 2012

The start of the race, and the two Ferrari F2002's lead into turn one. Formula One World Championship, Rd6, Austrian Grand Prix, A1-Ring, Austria. 12 May 2002. BEST IMAGEDec.3 (GMM) Newly crowned triple Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel has revealed that he has hopes that Red Bull can celebrate a home grand prix in Austria.

Austrian billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz, who co-founded the highly popular energy drink, not only owns Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso, but also the former Austrian Grand Prix venue A1-Ring.

After a complete refurbishment, the circuit in Spielberg – which last hosted F1 in 2003 – is now called the Red Bull Ring.

Red Bull’s triple consecutive world champion Vettel said: “I was at the inauguration and had the chance to drive there.

“The track is completely F1-compatible,” the German is quoted by Austria’s laola1.at.

“I don’t know why we (F1) don’t go there. For [Red Bull] it would be great for it to be our home grand prix,” he said at an event in Graz, Austria.

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