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Sturbin: Ten Big Memories From 2011 Season
Sunday, 1 Jan, 2012 – 10:28 | One Comment
Sturbin: Ten Big Memories From 2011 Season

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Completely sober when the ball in New York City’s Times Square dropped – and failed to land anywhere close to Lady Gaga – I admit to immediately clicking over to ESPN to watch extreme sports dudes Robbie Maddison and Levi LaVallee ring-in 2012 via record-setting ramp-to-ramp jumps on a motorcycle […]

Pedley: Time To Describe Some Nouns
Monday, 12 Dec, 2011 – 10:31 | Comments Off on Pedley: Time To Describe Some Nouns
Pedley: Time To Describe Some Nouns

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Race fans, it’s an Adjective Day…
Curious – A lot of signs point to the hiring of David Ragan by Penske Racing. The job, of course, being to take the place of Kurt Busch in the No. 22 Dodge.
And a good job it is: The previous driver was in the Chase […]

COTA Officials: Texas Formula 1 Race Is A Go
Wednesday, 7 Dec, 2011 – 9:48 | Comments Off on COTA Officials: Texas Formula 1 Race Is A Go
COTA Officials: Texas Formula 1 Race Is A Go

Austin, Texas’s on-again, off-again 2012 date with Formula 1 appears to be back on again.
Officials of the Circuit of The Americas, the road circuit being built near Austin, announced Wednesday that they have reached an agreement with Formula One Management that ensures the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix remains on the FIA Formula 1 […]

Texas F1 Promoter Meets The Press
Saturday, 19 Nov, 2011 – 8:50 | Comments Off on Texas F1 Promoter Meets The Press
Texas F1 Promoter Meets The Press

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AUSTIN, Texas – Embattled promoter Tavo Hellmund has admitted that organizers of the Formula One United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, are in breach of contract over “multiple issues,” specifically a $25-million sanctioning fee due for the inaugural event scheduled for Nov. 18, 2012.
Hellmund addressed a number of issues surrounding the status of Circuit […]

F1 To Texas Promoters: Show Us The Money
Thursday, 17 Nov, 2011 – 22:36 | Comments Off on F1 To Texas Promoters: Show Us The Money
F1 To Texas Promoters: Show Us The Money

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has given organizers of Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, one week to agree on a contract and produce a letter of credit guaranteeing payment of a $25-million sanctioning fee to stage the U.S. Grand Prix on Nov. 18, 2012.
Without a guarantee or letter […]

Updated: Austin F1 Track Suspends Construction
Tuesday, 15 Nov, 2011 – 16:48 | Comments Off on Updated: Austin F1 Track Suspends Construction
Updated: Austin F1 Track Suspends Construction

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
(Editor’s note: The following story has been updated today by its author.)
Organizers of Circuit of The Americas, a $300-million motorsports/entertainment venue being developed in Austin, Texas, abruptly suspended construction Tuesday in a contract dispute involving promoter Full Throttle Productions LP and circuit officials.
Full Throttle Productions, headed by Austin businessman Tavo […]

F1 Headed To New Jersey
Tuesday, 25 Oct, 2011 – 13:09 | Comments Off on F1 Headed To New Jersey
F1 Headed To New Jersey

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Rumors that a Formula 1 race will be held in New Jersey in 2013 were confirmed during a press conference held on Tuesday.
The New Jersey event will be a street race. It will be held in Hudson County and bordered by the Hudson River. Its backdrop will be the Manhattan skyline, located across the river. […]

Ingram: Documentary Gets Inside Yellow Helmet
Monday, 29 Aug, 2011 – 12:25 | 4 Comments
Ingram: Documentary Gets Inside Yellow Helmet

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Top 10 takes by one writer on “Senna”, which opened at theatres nationally in the U.S. this month:
1. Using the long familiar helmet in Brazilian yellow as a leitmotif, the film by Asif Kapadia pushes the boundaries of a documentary much in the same manner Ayrton […]

Ingram: Countdown To USGP in Austin
Tuesday, 26 Jul, 2011 – 7:11 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Countdown To USGP in Austin

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
With less than a year to go for the return of the USGP at the Circuit of the Americas, a Top Ten view of Formula 1 after the German Grand Prix:
1. Can Fernando Alonso catch Sebastian Vettel to avenge his loss in last year’s world […]

Austin Endorses F1 Track
Wednesday, 29 Jun, 2011 – 18:15 | Comments Off on Austin Endorses F1 Track
Austin Endorses F1 Track

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
After three weeks of deliberation, the Austin City Council voted to officially endorse the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix event to be held in neighboring Travis County in June of 2012. The 5 to 2 vote in favor of the event came after lobbying by representatives of the Circuit […]