Spilberg Mayor Manfred Lenger is pleased that the local track will host the first Grand Prix this year, but regrets that the race will be held without fans.
Manfred Lenger: “In recent years, the Austrian team with the Dutch rider won, Max fans filled all the stands. That was incredible. I do not know Max Verstappen personally, but I would like to meet him one day.
The decision to hold the race was not held at the local level, but in the government, but I am very pleased that we are sending such a positive signal to the world. In our region for several weeks there is no virus, and in Formula 1 they did everything possible to prevent infection.
In these conditions, Formula 1 is best watched on TV, and in 2021 we look forward to the return of Dutch fans at the Austrian Grand Prix. “