The Austrian Grand Prix held at Red Bull Ring, Spielberg is set to return on July 2nd after being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. The race has proved highly popular with fans, with last year’s event attracting 60,000 Dutch fans who travelled to support world champion Max Verstappen. This year’s race is sold out with over 300,000 fans expected to attend over the weekend. The Spielberg venue will also host one of six scheduled sprint races during the season.
However, last year’s event was marred by allegations of racist and homophobic abuse and sexual harassment. The accusations were strongly condemned by Lewis Hamilton and F1 bosses launched an investigation into the claims. The reports were deemed “completely unacceptable” and action was taken to address the situation ahead of the 2021 event.
The popularity of the Austrian Grand Prix at Red Bull Ring has been growing steadily since it returned to the F1 schedule in 2014. The overwhelming support for Max Verstappen, who has won two world championships, has helped to cement the event’s place in the calendar. The atmosphere at the Spielberg venue is electric, with fans from all over Europe gathering to watch their favourite drivers compete.
The Austrian Grand Prix is one of several events that will take place during the 2021 F1 season. Sprint races have been introduced this year and will be held at six select events, including the Austrian Grand Prix. F1 fans can look forward to a thrilling season of motorsport as the world’s top drivers compete for the championship title. While the Austrian Grand Prix has faced criticism for the behaviour of some fans, organisers are hopeful that the event will be a success and that fans will enjoy a safe and enjoyable weekend of racing.