Author Of Letter On Texas F1 Race Funding Said It Wasn't Meant To Be A Binding Contract

A 2010 letter from former Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs is making the rounds again, giving hope that the state would contribute the full amount they promised towards hosting Formula One. However, a local news report from two years after that shows Combs herself backing away from the promises made in…

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Does This 2010 Letter Mean Texas Has To Pay To Host Formula One After All?

As the United States Grand Prix looks increasingly in doubt for 2016 in the wake of a wavering commitment from the State of Texas, race-watchers have pointed to one recently-resurfaced letter from 2010 as proof that the state can’t shake its commitment. But will it have any sway with Texas’ new state officials?

Updated 2016 F1 Schedule Lists Embattled U.S. Grand Prix As 'Subject To Agreement'

The FIA confirmed the 21-race Formula One calendar today with one additional pair of asterisks next to the United States Grand Prix. Austin, Texas’ USGP is the only race listed as provisional on the calendar amid reports of unpaid hosting fees and cuts in state funding for the race weekend.

Circuit Of The Americas Still Hasn't Paid Formula One Hosting Fees: Report

A $33 million dollar hosting fee that was supposed to be paid ahead of last month’s Formula One United States Grand Prix has yet to be paid by Circuit of the Americas, according to a report published in the Austin American-Statesman. That fee was supposed to be paid ahead of the October 25 race date.

Soggy Austin Formula One Race Was 'Financially Devastating' For Organizers: Reports

Between getting hit with torrential downpours and Formula One’s decision to host the Mexican Grand Prix only a week later, Circuit of the Americas chairman Bobby Epstein told the Austin-American Statesman that the United States Grand Prix was “a financially devastating weekend for the company.” Ouch.

Feel The Seething Hatred The Mercedes F1 Drivers Have For Each Other In This Video

2015 World Drivers’ Champion Lewis Hamilton was especially ruthless to teammate Nico Rosberg during today’s United States Grand Prix. Hamilton pushed him wide on the first corner of the race to get in front. Needless to say, Rosberg didn’t like Hamilton tossing him the second place hat.

Expect Delicious Chaos At Austin's F1 Race Thanks To Vettel's Grid Penalty

Mathematically, Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton could clinch a third world driver’s championship this weekend. Because one of the key players in that equation will take a grid penalty for this weekend’s United States Grand Prix, Hamilton’s job just got a bit easier. Here’s why you should watch anyway.

It's Been 'A Long Time Coming' For The Only American Driving In Formula One

To say it’s been a good year for Manor Marussia Formula One driver Alexander Rossi would be an understatement. He’s currently second in the GP2 Series standings, and at long last and after years of false starts, Manor Marussia gave him an F1 race drive through the end of 2015. This week, we’ll finally see an American…

Trouble Strikes Lead Porsche In Last Hour Of Race; Gives Win To Other Porsche

Tragedy struck Porsche’s number 18 919 in the last hour of the World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas. Number 18 was leading both the top LMP1 class as well as overall when an electrical issue was detected with about 40 minutes to go. Fortunately for Porsche, this only gave the win to their…