Press Release | 24.05.2022
Spectacular race cars take to the grid at the premiere of the Austrian Historic at the Red Bull Ring.
Numerous race cars steeped in history will transform the Red Bull Ring from June 10 to 12, 2022, into a true Mecca for historic motorsport. An excerpt of the most legendary bolides that will start at the Austrian Historic.
HOMAGE TO FORMULA 1'S FIRST POP STAR
In the Masters Racing Legends series, drivers compete in historic F1 cars from 1966 to 1985. To mark this year's 80th birthday of Jochen Rindt, fans get the chance to marvel at the Lotus 49B/R10 up close. Rindt - Formula One's first pop star and the only posthumous F1 world champion in history to date - took four pole positions and two race wins in the Lotus-Ford with the legendary Gold Leaf livery.
WORLD CHAMPION FERRARI
One of the most legendary formula cars in motorsport history: two models of the Ferrari 156 can be seen in action at the Red Bull Ring. The racing car with the legendary Sharknose design was the first Ferrari with a mid-engine, built and used between 1961 and 1964. Already in the first year, the American Phil Hill secured the F1 world championship title in the Ferrari 156 with the starting number 2 - the world champion car from 1961 will start at the Austrian Historic. The Ferrari 156 will be driven at the Red Bull Ring by Arturo Merzario, among others: a former Ferrari works driver who pulled Niki Lauda out of the burning Ferrari with the help of other drivers during his fire accident at the 1976 German Grand Prix.
STYRIA RETURN OF THE LOTUS 24
Without a doubt, the Lotus 24 is one of the most storied race cars in motorsports history - with Styria heritage. During the 1963 Formula One season, the car was piloted by two future Le Mans winners (Masten Gregory & Chris Amon) and a two-time Indy 500 winner (Rodger Ward), among others. On September 1, 1963, the Lotus 24 also competed in the Austrian Grand Prix in Zeltweg, and at the Austrian Historic, the legendary race car returns to Styria nearly 60 years later.
TICKETS FOR SPIELBERG - ACCESS TO THE DRIVERS' CAMP INCLUDED
Tickets are available until June 10 online at advance booking prices at www.austrianhistoric.at, at www.redbullring.com and on site at the box office at normal prices. Ticket holders have access to all open grandstands and the paddock.
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For more information, please visit: www.austrianhistoric.at
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