F1 Fansite

F1 News

Mercedes moans about Austria GP accommodation

Posted on by
Mercedes moans about Austria GP accommodation

Eddie Irvine driving his Jaguar on the A1 Ring (Austria 2002)

Tension between arch F1 rivals Mercedes and Red Bull is ramping up ahead of the forthcoming Austrian grand prix.

Recently, Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda criticised Red Bull for axing the ‘Niki Lauda Kurve’ at the refurbished Red Bull-Ring and naming it after a sponsor instead.

And now, a spat has broken out over Mercedes’ accommodation for the forthcoming Austrian grand prix, where the race promoter is Red Bull mogul Dietrich Mateschitz.

A rumour circulated in the Montreal paddock on Saturday that Mercedes had cancelled its bookings near the Red Bull-Ring because it discovered that the new owner of the hotel was none other than Mateschitz.

But Mercedes’ Toto Wolff is quoted by Kleine Zeitung newspaper: “We were kicked out.”

Mercedes team staff will instead stay in nearby Graz.

Wolff complained: “Those who work the most and the hardest on the cars will now have to commute 70 kilometres each day.”

Please share this F1 article & subscribe to our FREE F1 Newsletter

PinIt

Latest F1 News posts:

Find older posts on our F1 News page »

Free F1 Newsletter

Early Booking Discounts on F1 Tickets

Buy F1 tickets cheaper at F1-Fansite.com '14 & '15 Formula 1 Season Early Booking Discounts are:
F1 Grand Prix
Discount

Book F1 Tickets Italian F1 GP Italy
Available
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets USA F1 GP USA Available Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Belgian F1 GP Belgium Available
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Singapore F1 GP Singapore Available
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Spanish F1 GP Spain 2015 -20% till 31-07-'14
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Monaco F1 GP Monaco '15 Available
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Canadian F1 GP Canada '15 Available Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Canadian F1 GP Austria '15 Available Book Now
Buy F1 MerchandiseBuy F1 Merchandise of your favourite driver or team.
Online Broker Compare