The just-released F1 2012 calendar shows the U.S. F1 Grand Prix will be held on June 17th, 2012 in Austin, Texas at the new Circuit of the Americas. No competing football or music festivals, but still hot as balls.
Despite pretending the "Texas experiment" of cutting millions in government spending to make up for billions in revenue shortfalls was working, the state is actually billions of dollars in debt. In the face of teacher layoffs, some are looking at cutting the $25 million promised to the US Grand Prix.
The United States Grand Prix organizers announced seconds ago that the new racing facility will be called the "Circuit of the Americas" or COTA for short, not to be confused with Austin-based funk band "Conceivers of the Albatross."
The unfrozen caveman lawyer representing the organizers behind the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin faces down the Travis County Commissioners Court. Watch as they mock his transparent bullshit and lack of plans.
The organizers behind the U.S. Grand Prix revealed the first diagram today of a new 3.4-mile track in Central Texas that sports 30 turns, 133 feet of elevation change, a 0.75-mile long straight, and looks, appropriately, like a giant bong.
The mysterious circumstances bringing the U.S. Grand Prix to Austin, Texas and the location of the track were both revealed today. Big-bucks former Vikings/Saints owner Red McCombs will provide the funding, and the track will be out in the sticks.
The U.S. Grand Prix is back. Austin, Texas will serve as the host city of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix from 2012 through 2021 in a purpose-built facility.
In response to overtures made by Bernie Ecclestone's Formula One Management, Ltd., Jersey City, New Jersey has announced a track layout for the proposed return of the United States Grand Prix. (What? You were expecting Newark?)
Can it get any worse for the US Grand Prix? Last year, infighting between Michelin and the FIA led 14 drivers to boycott the race, which Schumacher won. This year, a series of incidents — including a crash on turn one that took out eight cars — led only nine of 22 starters to finish the race, which Schumacher won.…