Austrian Grand Prix 2021: How Many F1 Fans Are Allowed at Red Bull Ring?

Published 07/02/2021, 3:51 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – June 27, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action during the race Pool via REUTERS/Darko Vojinovic


This weekend Formula 1 will host the latest edition of the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring. The weekend will mark one year since F1 came back after the pandemic. In 2020, Austria hosted the opening race of the season with no crowds and with full Covid-19 protocols.

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In the last 12 months, F1 has successfully conducted 26 races in 52 weeks. This is an astonishing achievement for an international sport of this scale.

Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – June 27, 2021, McLaren’s Lando Norris in action during the race REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Just like last year, Austria is hosting back-to-back race weekends. Last weekend, The Red Bull Ring hosted the Styrian Grand Prix with no fans. But to the delight of everyone involved, the authorities have announced that the fans can be present at the circuit at the Austrian Grand Prix this weekend.

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Red Bull Ring to host Austrian Grand Prix with a full capacity crowd

As reported by Formula1.com, F1 has welcomed fans this season in a limited capacity. They had crowds at French Grand Prix, Spanish Grand Prix, and Monaco Grand Prix in a limited amount.

Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – June 27, 2021, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen leads at the start of the race REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

But after announcing that the British Grand Prix will go ahead with full crowds, Formula 1 has stated that Red Bull Ring, too, will host the race with full capacity. The sport is expecting around 100,000 fans this weekend at the circuit. Around 60,000 fans will watch the race live on Sunday.

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This marks a sure step for F1 to get back to normal after the pandemic. Everyone, including the drivers, is eagerly waiting for a race in front of a full capacity crowd for the first time in a year. And there isn’t long to go now.

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Can the Dutch Army push Max Verstappen for a home double?

Max Verstappen will go into the Austrian Grand Prix full of confidence on the back of his Styrian Grand Prix victory. He will look to make it back-to-back wins at the Red Bull Ring to extend his championship lead. Verstappen always gets huge support at the home race for his team Red Bull.

The Dutch Army never fails to travel across the border into Austria to support their driver. Hence, Max can expect the same this weekend with around 60,000 fans pushing him across the finishing line.

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Can Verstappen win back-to-back races in Austria? Comment below to let us know.

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