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2014 Austrian F1 Grand Prix got the green light

Austrian Grand Prix circuit, Red Bull Ring aerial view

Austrian Grand Prix circuit, Red Bull Ring aerial view

Finally the Austrian Formula 1 Grand Prix get the approval from local authorities and setting the crowd capacity at 225,000 for the three-days of race weekend.

Earlier to the new agreement, the race-day crowd capacity was set at 40,000, which obviously wouldn’t have been practical for a Formula 1 event.

Already the circuit owner Red Bull was submitted official spot on the 2014 calendar, organisers did not have all the essential local approvals in place.

“I can confirm the grand prix has got permission [to go ahead],” Harald Schnedl of the District Commission Murtalbahn told Austrian’s newspaper, Kleine Zeitung this week.

“The permit allows a maximum of 225,000 visitors over the three days of the race weekend,” he added.

Austria last hosted a round of the Formula 1 World Championship in 2003.

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