Tickets for next year's returning Austrian grand prix have sold out. Next June's race at the former A1-Ring, demolished and rebuilt by Red Bull, went on sale a mere three days ago. Race organisers Spielberg GmbH, a subsidiary of the energy drink company that also owns two formula one teams, said on Thursday that only cancelled tickets will now be available.
APA news agency said the few cancelled tickets were bought by fans so eager to attend the Austrian grand prix - last held in 2003 - that they booked twice. "We are overwhelmed by the interest," a spokesman is quoted as saying. The organisers have applied to authorities for qualifying and race-day capacities of 80,000 spectators per day. A maximum of only 30,000 spectators will be allowed into the circuit on Friday, according to the 100-page application.