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    Just got this moments ago.


    For all Formula 1 fans and those who have supported the F1 Watch Parties be assured there will be a race in Austin in 2012.

    The official word as of this morning:


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    December 7, 2011

    Formula 1™ and Circuit of The Americas™ Ready to Roll

    10-Year Race Contract

    Brings F1™ Back to the U.S. in 2012; Construction to Resume

    Immediately

    AUSTIN, Texas – December 7, 2011 – Circuit of The Americas announced today they have

    reached an agreement with Formula One Management that ensures the Formula 1 United

    States Grand Prix remains on the FIA Formula 1 World Championship race calendar.

    Red McCombs, chairman of McCombs Enterprises and founding partner of Circuit of The

    Americas stated, “Mr. Ecclestone received his check today. 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. I want to thank and commend Bobby Epstein

    for getting us across the finish line. Bobby’s perseverance and leadership kept the project on

    track despite unfair and unfounded criticism.”

    “Our investors have believed all along that this project has tremendous benefit for our region,

    and provides a strong economic engine for the future,” stated Epstein, founding partner of

    Circuit of The Americas. 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.”

    Engineering and construction teams working on the track will resume immediately, ensuring

    completion for the 2012 race date.

    “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,” said

    Steve Sexton, president of Circuit of The Americas. “We encourage everyone to visit our

    website and register for information. Registered fans will receive the first communication

    regarding ticket sales plans. In a matter of weeks we will have more exciting news as we unveil

    our full calendar of world class events.”

    Fans interested in receiving information about tickets for next year’s Formula 1 United States

    Grand Prix can register their contact information at

    Circuit of The Americas. Ticket sales

    information will be communicated to those registered prior to general public notification.

    About Circuit of The Americas

    Circuit of The Americas will be a world-class destination for performance, education and

    business. It will be the first purpose-built Formula 1 Grand Prix facility in the United States

    designed for any and all classes of racing, from motor power to human power.

    The master plan for Circuit of The Americas features a variety of permanent structures designed

    for business, education, entertainment and race use. Its signature element will be a 3.4-mile

    (5.5-km) circuit track. Other support buildings will include a medical facility, 14 executive

    meeting suites, a conference center, 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 center and tower, and a trackside recreational vehicle

    park.

    For more information and downloadable video, audio and photos, visit:

    Circuit of The Americas.

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    ^^^ Hope they finish building the track in time for the race. What is the date of the U.S. Grand Prix?
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    November 16-18 2012

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    Let's hope they have some speedy bulldozers and paving machines.

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    Good. They didn't put Tom Cruise in the RedBull car around Willow Springs for nothing then.
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    Who's planning to go next year?

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    I would like to take my son. Time and finances will tell if it's possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDMxDB8 View Post
    Who's planning to go next year?
    I'll be there for sure if it really does happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zjchaser View Post
    I'll be there for sure if it really does happen.
    +1

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    I think the turnout would be so much higher if they made a city circuit out of maybe NYC or Santa Monica. Even Bruno Senna said himself that they should do Santa Monica
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    -Kevin M.

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    I've been in a few races in Europe and Canada,but I definitely like to go to Texas.

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