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> F1 will return to the US!, The location will suprise you...
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  Posted: May 25 2010, 04:11 PM
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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.

News of the U.S. Grand Prix coming to Austin, Texas is a surprise to anyone following F1 and its attempt to find a racing home in the United States after a three-year absence. There's no race course in the Austin area up to specs, so one will be purpose-built just for Formula One.


Im happy because I will probably get to attend my first F1 race ;D
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Posted: May 25 2010, 05:09 PM
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F1 is just like the Olympics & world cup, it's getting kind of hard to fund the damn thing cuz it's expensive, the only difference is that Olympics& world cup come every 4 years as F1 come every year & less & less ppl are going to an F1 race as compared with Olympics & world cup

F1 is not as exciting as it used to be ppl watch more action & power these day from watching motorsports & F1 doesn't give that a lot & thats why it's so hard to attracted more ppl to watch an F1

so im guessing that if things don't work out in austin i dun think F1 might have a hard time coming back to the USA
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Posted: May 25 2010, 06:11 PM
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as an F1 fan, i say Rupert/N643, you are retarded. lot of fans were looking forward to this 2010 season because it marked the return of Michael Schumacher for the new Mecredes GP Petronas team, even though he sucks now. while i agree that it is not as fun to watch as it use to be because of all the FIA regulations, its still fun. so rupert stfu. :lol:
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Posted: May 25 2010, 06:14 PM
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Time to sell some brake fluid and watch F1....
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Posted: May 25 2010, 07:36 PM
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as an F1 fan, i say Rupert/N643, you are retarded. lot of fans were looking forward to this 2010 season because it marked the return of Michael Schumacher for the new Mecredes GP Petronas team, even though he sucks now. while i agree that it is not as fun to watch as it use to be because of all the FIA regulations, its still fun. so rupert stfu. :lol:

I have to agree with you on this ;D

Anyway,heres some more info from the official F1 site
http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2010/5/10824.html
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Formula One World Championship Limited and Formula One Administration Limited (together, the F1 Commercial Rights Holder) and Full Throttle Productions, LP, promoter of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™, announce that a historic agreement has been reached for Austin, Texas to serve as the host city of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ for years 2012 through 2021.

“We are extremely honoured and proud to reach an agreement with the F1 Commercial Rights Holder. We have been diligently working together for several years to bring this great event to Austin, the State of Texas and back to the United States. All parties involved have a great amount of trust and confidence in each other and are committed to establishing the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ in Austin, Texas as a prestigious global event,” stated Tavo Hellmund, Managing Partner of Full Throttle Productions, LP.

Bernie Ecclestone, President and CEO of the Formula One Group stated: “For the first time in the history of Formula One in the United States, a world-class facility will be purpose-built to host the event. It was thirty years ago that the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ was last held on a purpose-built permanent road course circuit in Watkins Glen, NY (1961-1980), which enjoyed great success. Since then, Formula One has been hosted by Long Beach, Las Vegas, Detroit, Dallas and Phoenix all on temporary street circuits. Indianapolis joined the ranks of host cities in 2000 when they added a road course inside the famed oval. Lewis Hamilton won the last Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ in 2007, signalling the end to eight years at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This however, will be the first time a facility is constructed from the ground up specifically for Formula One in the US.”

Mr. Hellmund added: “This is a case of the right timing in the right place. As many Americans know, Austin has earned a reputation as one of the ‘it’ cities in the United States. Austin features that rare combination of ideal geographic location and beauty. Its fine dining, world-renowned hospitality and excellent transportation infrastructure make Austin ideally suited to host and manage an event of this magnitude. Few cities if any in America could rival the connectivity of all the key elements needed for hosting a Formula 1 event as well as Austin. Now, many people around the world will have the opportunity to experience a world-class event, facility and city.”

“We are pleased Texas has the opportunity to be involved with Formula 1 and that an event of this magnitude is coming to Austin,” said Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. “It has been a pleasure working with Full Throttle Productions, LP and Mr. Hellmund on this project. Their tradition of producing successful major events coupled with a thirty year relationship with Mr. Ecclestone has us looking forward to this worldwide event and the benefits it will bring, including local job creation, increased tourism and a significant economic impact added to our state economy. The visibility and prestige of this event will spotlight our state on an international stage.”

Texas Governor Rick Perry conveyed his enthusiasm for the project, explaining “Texas’ relatively strong economy continues to draw both national and international attention and I commend Comptroller Combs for her work in bringing this exciting event to the Lone Star State.”

City of Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell continued the positive sentiments, adding "The City of Austin will be proud to host this magnificent event and I look forward to welcoming the participants and fans of Formula One to our City."

Full Throttle Productions, LP acknowledges with great appreciation the efforts of all parties involved including Bernie Ecclestone, President and CEO of the Formula One Group, and the local and state officials of Texas.

“It has been a shared vision and monumental task to reach this agreement. We realize that over the last 30 years there have been one or two missing pieces from the previous editions of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™. We have a tremendous opportunity at hand to do it right - to feature Austin as the backdrop and produce the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ as one of the great sporting events in the world,” stated Hellmund.

In addition to the State of Texas being the 11th strongest economy in the world, it has more Fortune 500 company headquarters than any other state. Key features of Austin include:
- State capital nicknamed ‘Silicon Hills’ for being one of the most important regions in the US for the Technology Industry;
- USA’s 15th largest city and is located 145 miles from Houston (4th largest US city), 70 miles from San Antonio (7th largest US city), and 180 miles from Dallas (8th largest US city), population in this triangle is over 22 million;
- perfectly located geographically for North, South and Central American visitors;
- over 130 daily departing international flights within 180 miles;
- over 250,000 hotel rooms within 180 miles;
- desirable year-round climate, with an average annual temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 Celsius);
- geographically located in the Texas Hill Country, easily the most beautiful city in the State, and considered one of the most in the US;
- hotels/downtown/Formula 1 circuit/airport located within close proximity of each other, which is nearly impossible for any other large city in the US;
- world class night life entertainment along renowned ‘Sixth Street’; and
- large film industry presence - many movies filmed in the area.

Austin’s National Recognition
- Known as “The Live Music Capital of the World”
- Voted “Greenest City in America” (MSN)
- Voted “Least Stressful Large Metro” in the United States (Forbes)
- Voted Top Two “Best Cities” in the United States (Money Magazine)
- Voted Top Three “Hippest Cities” in the United States (Forbes)
- Voted Top Five “Safest Cities” in the United States (Forbes)
- Voted Top Ten “Sports & Fitness Cities” in the USA (Sports Business Journal)

Full Throttle Productions, LP is an Austin, Texas, special event and sports production company that provides event conception, event project management, day of event oversight, staffing and volunteer services, venue planning and logistics support.
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Posted: May 25 2010, 09:29 PM
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well im not saying theres not any fans at all im just saying that there is less fans out in the US, plus F1 is serious starting to be hard to fund
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Posted: May 26 2010, 12:34 AM
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QUOTE (BNR34NISMO @ 6 hours, 22 minutes ago)
as an F1 fan, i say Rupert/N643, you are retarded. lot of fans were looking forward to this 2010 season because it marked the return of Michael Schumacher for the new Mecredes GP Petronas team, even though he sucks now. while i agree that it is not as fun to watch as it use to be because of all the FIA regulations, its still fun. so rupert stfu. :lol:

HE'S RETURNING?! Maybe I'll watch it.
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Posted: May 26 2010, 01:09 AM
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interesting, must watch it.
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Posted: May 26 2010, 03:01 AM
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QUOTE (Geo @ 2 hours, 26 minutes ago)
HE'S RETURNING?! Maybe I'll watch it.

yea, Schumacher is back, but hes driving for Mercedes GP instead of Ferrari.
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Posted: May 26 2010, 04:39 AM
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& suck balls now, since the only reason hes back cuz schumacher is bored & doesn't wanna retired
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Posted: May 26 2010, 06:55 PM
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Time to sell some brake fluid and watch F1....

ROFL!
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Posted: May 26 2010, 08:44 PM
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I think we have an idea on what the course will look like according to this article.
http://www.autoweek.com/article/20100526/F1/100529817

The article says it could be a "fast circuit with challenging corners that resemble those of classic, established tracks such as Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps".
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Posted: May 26 2010, 10:45 PM
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Meh, I'd rather see them race at Laguna Seca :P
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Posted: May 27 2010, 02:38 PM
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QUOTE (PanzerAce @ Today, 1:45 AM)
Meh, I'd rather see them race at Laguna Seca :P

If you dont know about Texas,Austin is in the Hill Country. There is a pretty good chance we could see something from Laguna Seca,such as the corkscrew.
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Posted: May 27 2010, 03:41 PM
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I was at laguna seca last weekend. I gotta admit, that track would be a good place for F1 too. I almost wished it was like Germany, and they had 2 F1 circuits.
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Posted: May 27 2010, 10:05 PM
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Laguna Seca would be a pretty good track...seeing those F1 cars on the corkscrew... ;D Looking forward to the layout of the Austin track.
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Posted: May 28 2010, 01:09 PM
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Sweet only a hr and half away from me.
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Posted: May 28 2010, 04:56 PM
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F1 in my town.

Suck it.

I hear it's going to be within 10 miles of the airport, and will be approx. 3 mile track.

Our local Z club is joking around about wondering when we'll get to go run our cars on the track.





On a side note, I know it's not F1 related. But I had heard rumors that Disney was buying up land around the outskirts of Austin as well. That's just hear-say so far, but would be very interesting.
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Posted: May 28 2010, 05:42 PM
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hmmm...a 3 mile track. do they have a pic of the layout of the track yet? i heard about it from the announcers when i was watching F1 Turkish GP practice very early this morning..and read it on the F1 site.

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Posted: May 28 2010, 07:10 PM
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hmmm...a 3 mile track. do they have a pic of the layout of the track yet? i heard about it from the announcers when i was watching F1 Turkish GP practice very early this morning..and read it on the F1 site.
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Posted: May 31 2010, 10:52 PM
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Our local Z club is joking around about wondering when we'll get to go run our cars on the track.

I had been kidding about this, but apparently it's not a joke, we've got somebody in contact with someone from the F1 camp, and the "ARE" (from what we hear) going to be renting the track out at times.


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Posted: May 31 2010, 10:56 PM
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QUOTE (TexasDemonZ @ 4 minutes, 6 seconds ago)
I had been kidding about this, but apparently it's not a joke, we've got somebody in contact with someone from the F1 camp, and the "ARE" (from what we hear) going to be renting the track out at times.


w00t

Lucky you!

At least we up here in NorTex have TMS (both oval and roadcourse) and Motorsport Ranch.
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Posted: Jun 12 2010, 07:18 PM
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Our state officials are trying to keep the details secret
http://mo.statesman.com/news/texas-politic...ils-743001.html

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Posted: Jul 21 2010, 03:22 PM
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The land for the track site is supposedly going to be northeast of Downtown Austin. According to this article,there is a City Council meeting on July 29 and the council will discuss the annexation.
Articles,one from an Austin news source,and the other (mentioned in that article) from ESPN.
http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/stories/...19/daily35.html

http://en.espnf1.com/f1/motorsport/story/23704.html


Also,we should be expecting a layout of the track in the next few weeks,according to this article.
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/85287
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QUOTE (PanzerAce @ May 26 2010, 10:45 PM)
Meh, I'd rather see them race at Laguna Seca :P

100% agreed..

I dont care how much they would have to mod the suspensions .. we want Laguna Seca as F1 track. Sadly its practically impossible, LS was almost chosed as F1 track in 1989 but it was deemed "too small for typical F1 crowd" ..

And with the F1 in the hands of that fraker sucker Eclerstone , wich cares only about money ...
Only hope is that since uncle Bernie only cares about money and he gets far more money from TV , he may not care about crowds income as far as he gets lots for Eclerstone biased TV chan ;D
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