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Mercedes mocks Red Bull after Austria win

Mercedes made a mockery of Red Bull after sealing a one-two at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday by refusing to acknowledge the circuit at Spielberg by its new name and devising campaigns that gave no exposure to the nomenclature. Rechristened as the Red Bull Ring, after the energy drink company owner Dietrich Mateschitz reportedly invested €200 million ($270 million) in renewing the track formerly known as the A1 Ring, to make it suitable for Formula One and host a race after a decade's absence. But Mercedes refused to refer to the new name in its press releases and both its drivers ensured that the name wasn't mentioned over the course of the weekend either. 'It would be an extra...
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