"We take on this challenge unique in the history of F1, and we are looking forward to both weekends. Spielberg will see exciting races -- and therefore send a strong sign of feasibility to the whole world," said Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said: "It’s a fantastic venue and we are pleased to be starting our championship campaign at our home circuit. It has been a huge effort by all involved and the two events at the Red Bull Ring will be a blueprint for all other races to follow."
Horner's Racing Point counterpart Otmar Szafnauer echoed the sentiment, with a n element of caution. He said: "While clearly it won’t be the same without the fans in the grandstands -- and we’ll sorely miss their enthusiasm and support -- it’s entirely sensible to start the season behind closed doors."
The 2020 season was supposed to get underway on March 15 in Australia. The Grand Prix was cancelled just hours before the drivers began their first practice session due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
The new plan for the season kicks off on the same day that Austria was supposed to play host originally.