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Old 05-25-2010, 11:41 AM   #1
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F1 Austin... Best news this week

Cross posting for those who never go into Racing.

USGP will be held in Austin, Tx starting in 2012. Building the track.

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Formula One World Championship Limited and Formula One Administration Limited (together, the F1 Commercial Rights Holder) and Full Throttle Productions, LP, promoter of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™, announce that a historic agreement has been reached for Austin, Texas to serve as the host city of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ for years 2012 through 2021.

“We are extremely honoured and proud to reach an agreement with the F1 Commercial Rights Holder. We have been diligently working together for several years to bring this great event to Austin, the State of Texas and back to the United States. All parties involved have a great amount of trust and confidence in each other and are committed to establishing the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ in Austin, Texas as a prestigious global event,” stated Tavo Hellmund, Managing Partner of Full Throttle Productions, LP.

Bernie Ecclestone, President and CEO of the Formula One Group 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, signalling 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.”

Mr. Hellmund added: “This is a case of the right timing in the right place. As many Americans know, Austin has earned a reputation as one of the ‘it’ cities in the United States. Austin features that rare combination of ideal geographic location and beauty. Its fine dining, world-renowned hospitality and excellent transportation infrastructure make Austin ideally suited to host and manage an event of this magnitude. Few cities if any in America could rival the connectivity of all the key elements needed for hosting a Formula 1 event as well as Austin. Now, many people around the world will have the opportunity to experience a world-class event, facility and city.”
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:44 AM   #2
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That would be cool.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:55 AM   #3
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Sweet.

Maybe MotoGP or WSBK will follow.
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:11 PM   #4
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Is this F-ing real????

Sweet!!!

Wow!!!!

I'm freaking speechless.

Thanks for posting this here. I do not go into the racing area here.

I have dreamed about F1 coming back to the Us... and now t s coming to my city. wow. This s awesome.
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:25 PM   #5
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Two years from now. . .

I wonder where the track will be? They must have their environmental assessments, construction permits, financing, contractors, etc. all in place and ready to go . . .
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:28 PM   #6
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Sweet.

Maybe MotoGP or WSBK will follow.
My thoughts exactly. Plus ALMS, Touring Car (Austalian would be cool ) IRL...

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Old 05-25-2010, 12:35 PM   #7
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WOW! Woudn't have guessed that in a million years. So where is the money coming from to build the track?



Dibs on Jurgen's couch!!!!
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:40 PM   #8
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WOW! Woudn't have guessed that in a million years. So where is the money coming from to build the track?



Dibs on Jurgen's couch!!!!
I don't live there... just a mere 13 hours at Google speed away... (is that 11 in time?) I do have friends there and a relative in SanAntone...
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:42 PM   #9
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I don't live there... just a mere 13 hours at Google speed away... (is that 11 in time?) I do have friends there and a relative in SanAntone...
I don't know why I thought you lived in Austin. You have SpeedTV? I'll just hang at your house and watch the race!
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Old 05-25-2010, 01:51 PM   #10
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Austin?? WTF? They couldn't find a city further away from me??

Any word on whether that dumb fuck Tilke will be the "designer"?
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Old 05-25-2010, 01:59 PM   #11
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It's a cruel joke surely

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Old 05-25-2010, 02:24 PM   #12
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It's a cruel joke surely
that is EXACTLY what my initial thoughts were....I just checked and its 85 degrees outside, so hell likely has not frozen over and its not April 1....but, this borders on impossible to believe.

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that is EXACTLY what my initial thoughts were....I just checked and its 85 degrees outside, so hell likely has not frozen over and its not April 1....but, this borders on impossible to believe.

You're a cruel man Jurgen!
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:15 PM   #14
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:23 PM   #15
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Yeah. Have fun with that, Austin.

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