Lauda, Berger lose Red Bull Ring corners
16 May 2014 – Niki Lauda and Gerhard Berger have both lost their corner names at the Red Bull Ring circuit.
After a ten-year hiatus, the Spielberg venue is bringing the Austrian Grand Prix back to the calendar this season, with owners Red Bull recently carrying out extensive development to improve the circuit and facilities.
But despite the famous track maintaining the same layout, three-time Formula 1 World Champion Lauda and multiple race winner Berger will see their corners renamed to Pirelli-Kurve and Würth-Kurve respectively.
"I am very disappointed," Lauda told Austrian's Kleine Zeitung after learning of the decision.
"The only reason I can think of is that I am now at Mercedes and we are beating Red Bull."
The corner dedicated to F1's only posthumous World Champion, Jochen Rindt, is unchanged.