Austrian Grand Prix return possible in 2013
9 December 2012 – Austria could return to the Formula 1 calendar in 2013, with Red Bull Ring officials informing governing body the FIA that it would be willing to host a Grand Prix.
After the New Jersey street race was pushed back to 2014, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has been working to find a replacement. With a return to France ruled out and Turkey's recent bid unlikely to be backed by the government, the Red Bull Ring could hold the answer for the available race slot on July 21.
"We have the FIA made aware that there is a track with full F1 license," Red Bull Motorsport Director Dr. Helmut Marko told Austria's Speed Week newspaper.
Formerly known as the A1-Ring, which hosted F1 races from 1997 to 2003 at its shorter layout, the circuit was re-opened as the Red Bull Ring in May 2011. It has since hosted events for German touring car series DTM, Formula 2 and various Formula 3 categories.