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Formula 1 Coming To Austin, TX in 2012

Posted in Formula 1, Newsworthy, Racing by MrAngry | May 25th, 2010 | 2 Responses |

Austin, TX

Well it looks like Formula 1 is finally coming back to the United States in 2012 and according to the Formula 1 website it will be held in a purpose built facility in Austin, TX. This is big news for Formula 1 fans who have been patiently awaiting its return to the U.S. after a three year absence.

President and CEO of the Formula One Group, Bernie Ecclestone, stated:

“For the first time in the history of Formula One in the United States, a world-class facility will be purpose-built to host the event. It was thirty years ago that the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ was last held on a purpose-built permanent road course circuit in Watkins Glen, NY (1961-1980), which enjoyed great success. Since then, Formula One has been hosted by Long Beach, Las Vegas, Detroit, Dallas and Phoenix all on temporary street circuits. Indianapolis joined the ranks of host cities in 2000 when they added a road course inside the famed oval. Lewis Hamilton won the last Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ in 2007, signaling the end to eight years at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This however, will be the first time a facility is constructed from the ground up specifically for Formula One in the US.”

Read the full press release at: Formula1.com

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  1. Ralf says:

    That’s great news! Can’t wait to see what the track will look like.

  2. ds440 says:

    I sincerely hope that the new track has some character – like a Watkins Glen, or a Road America – instead of some of the latest Herman Tilke designs that F1 (i.e. Bernie Ecclestone) seems so fond of.

    Give me Spa-Francorchamps, not Bahrain…..