Austrian GP 2014: 10 Facts About the Red Bull Ring

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Austrian GP 2014: 10 Facts About the Red Bull Ring
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The Red Bull Ring hosts the Austrian Grand Prix, the eighth round of the 2014 Formula One season.

The Spielberg circuit is classed as a new addition to the F1 calendar for this year, but the sport is all too familiar with the venue, having visited the Styrian facilities on countless occasions in the past.

Red Bull Racing, the home heroes, arrive at the circuit which bears their name buoyed by Daniel Ricciardo's maiden F1 victory in Canada less than two weeks ago, and the reigning constructors' world champions will be determined to put on a show for the locals.

The champions-to-be, Mercedes, will be eager to return to winning ways after their six-race victory streak was ended last time out at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

And on paper, the Mercedes duo of championship leader Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will be the ones to beat at a circuit which will suit their car—but we remember saying something similar prior to the Canadian Grand Prix.

As race weekend approaches, here are 10 facts about the Red Bull Ring.

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