F1 Austin... Best news this week

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  1. zenjen

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    HOw much are tickets!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I thought you were coming down to help?<?

    Now we are behind schedule.:bluduh
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    Austin race remains on 2012 calendar

    By Dave Doolittle | Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 06:40 AM
    The World Motorsport Council kept a planned Austin race for Nov. 16-18 on the 2012 Formula One schedule this morning, and circuit officials say they have reached an agreement with F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone to keep the races in place for 10 years.
    Ecclestone had said the council meeting in India would be the firm deadline for striking a deal with the track to host the Grand Prix next year. Ecclestone has not commented publicly on the Austin race today.
    “Mr. Ecclestone received his check today for the USGP. We want to thank the fans supporting us, the local officials and businesses that have encouraged us, the state of Texas, Circuit of The Americas’ staff and Bernie himself,” Red McCombs, chairman of McCombs Enterprises and a founding partner in the circuit, said in a statement.
    “Our investors have believed all along that this project has tremendous benefit for our region, and provides a strong economic engine for the future,” founding partner Bobby Epstein said in the statement. “We remain committed to reaching our goal of being valuable community partners as we establish a platform for sports and entertainment.
    “We’re glad that Tavo’s vision of bringing F1 to the people of Texas will become a reality,” Epstein’s statement said, speaking of promoter Tavo Hellmund, who was a key player in bringing F1 plans to Austin.
    “We have a substantial number of fans who have expressed interest in buying tickets and hospitality, so today is a win for all of them as much as it is for Circuit of The Americas,” Steve Sexton, president of Circuit of The Americas, said in the statement.
    Three weeks ago uncertainty about the status of Austin’s Grand Prix caused work to be halted on the $300 million circuit being built in southeast Travis County.
    The statement said construction on the 3.4-mile circuit and buildings would resume immediately.
    Read the full statement here.
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  7. JohnDavid

    JohnDavid Been here awhile

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    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Good news....but again, until that first car goes out for first practice, it still won't mean much....fingers crossed though.

    Def a step in the right direction :thumb
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    You think there is a chance Bernie won't come for the rest of his money?
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  13. EvilGenius

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    Yup.

    He'll probably decide that even though the Texas track is better. It'd be easier to get more hi profile people to attend the one in new jersey because of the proximity to new York and pull the Texas race to focus on that one.
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    A good Texan would shoot JR Ecclestone for that deal. He is just blowing smoke, he loves to be in the spotlight acting like an arse.
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    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    We can only hope right :lol3

    This is all par for the course (no pun intended) for that twat. I still wouldn't put any money on either race to be honest.
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    I'll tell you what, when those rich F1 fans get to Elroy Texas, they are gonna be going WTF:huh




    :lol3
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    Construction progress?
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    Let me check with the Foreman, BRB.
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    Well? :lol3
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    He said they are on Holiday break and to quit pestering him.:1drink