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All systems go for Austin 2012 07 Dec 2011

An artist's impression of the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, venue for the 2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix Red McCombs (USA), Circuit of the Americas Investor. Circuit of the Americas Announcement & Construction, Austin, Texas, Tuesday 12 April 2011. An artist's impression of the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, venue for the 2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix An artist's impression of the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, venue for the 2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix

The Formula 1 United States Grand Prix’s place on the 2012 calendar was confirmed by the FIA on Wednesday after organisers revealed they have reached agreement with Formula One Management over the new race in Austin, Texas.

“We want to thank the fans who supported us, the local officials and businesses who have encouraged us, the State of Texas, Circuit of The Americas staff and Bernie (Ecclestone) himself,” said Red McCombs, chairman of McCombs Enterprises and founding partner of Circuit of The Americas.

Confirmation of Circuit of The Americas’ 10-year race contract means engineering and construction teams will now resume work on the track to ensure completion for its 2012 debut, scheduled on the FIA calendar for November 18.

Circuit of The Americas will be the first purpose-built Formula One Grand Prix facility in the United States designed for any and all classes of racing. The master plan features a variety of permanent structures designed for business, education, entertainment and race use.

Its signature element will be a 5.5-kilometre (3.4-mile) circuit. Other support buildings will include a medical facility, 14 executive meeting suites, a conference centre and a banquet hall, as well as an expansive outdoor live music space. Future proposed amenities include a driving/riding experience, a motorsports driving club, kart track, grand plaza event centre and tower, and a trackside recreational vehicle park.

For more information visit www.CircuitofTheAmericas.com
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