As a technology group, voestalpine has always combined tradition with innovation. More than 90 meters long and modeled after a racing car spoiler, the “voestalpine wing”—the architectural signature of the Red Bull Ring—symbolizes innovative strength, dynamic momentum, and a clear focus on the future. Situated directly at the start/finish straight, the “voestalpine wing” will be the infrastructural core of Projekt Spielberg. It will include an event center for up to 500 persons, VIP lounges as well as the Welcome Center. The building will be used year round for events, such as product presentations and professional international conferences, but also for employee events organized by the voestalpine Group.
For voestalpine, the mobility segment, alongside the automotive, commercial vehicle, railway infrastructure, and aerospace segments, has the highest priority. As the most demanding and sophisticated test bed in the automotive sector, racing is a significant driver of innovation. Pushing physical limits combined with materials and components that require top quality and an outstanding ability to withstand stress presents a challenge that the voestalpine Group is facing successfully: in racing, it is not currently working in the body or structural component segment, however, it is active in the engine and transmission segments, which are exposed to extreme stress and where the main required features are strength, toughness, and resistance to high temperatures. It is in these segments, where components made of the most innovative steel grades are being used. They stand out due to the steel’s excellent mechanical properties and the highest possible degree of purity. voestalpine supplies materials for cog wheels, ball bearings, and drive shafts for the most prominent motor sports series worldwide, particularly Formula 1. As is the case for series-produced cars, priority issues in racing are lightweight construction that goes hand-in-hand with a reduction in weight and fuel consumption, as well as the combination of different materials to form hybrid components. These are sectors where voestalpine is making a significant contribution to future mobility by developing the necessary materials and processes.