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USGP Polesitter Vettel Charges Toward Championship
Sunday, 18 Nov, 2012 – 8:38 | Comments Off
USGP Polesitter Vettel Charges Toward Championship

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Formula One superstar Sebastian Vettel, whose meteoric career was launched in the United States five years ago, is poised to move closer to an historic third consecutive World Driving Championship at America’s latest/greatest motorsports venue.
Vettel will start Sunday’s inaugural United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, [...]

COTA Is About To Make American History
Friday, 16 Nov, 2012 – 8:36 | Comments Off
COTA Is About To Make American History

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Formula One’s honeymoon with Circuit of The Americas continued Thursday, less than 24 hours before opening practice for the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.
Speaking during the $400-million circuit’s first official press briefing, two-time World Driving ChampionFernando Alonso of Spain said he initially lapped the 3.4-mile, 20-turn layout via [...]

Awesome Austin Track Steps Into World Spotlight
Thursday, 15 Nov, 2012 – 10:30 | Comments Off
Awesome Austin Track Steps Into World Spotlight

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Formula One will add another chapter to its nomadic and disjointed history in America this weekend when Circuit of The Americas – and a pig farm – welcome the motorsports world’s elite, Texas-style.
Opening practice for Sunday afternoon’s latest/greatest edition of the United States Grand Prix is scheduled for 10 a.m. [...]

TV News: F1, Speed Break Up While Fox, NASCAR Renew Vows
Tuesday, 16 Oct, 2012 – 8:27 | 3 Comments
TV News: F1, Speed Break Up While Fox, NASCAR Renew Vows

Formula 1 will have a new broadcast platform beginning next season, with NBC Sports Group securing the rights via a four-year contract that marks the end of the series’ long-standing partnership with Speed.
Four of the 20 races on the 2013 schedule will be carried on NBC, with the remainder on NBC Sports Network –which also is [...]

Austin F1 Track Declared Ready
Wednesday, 26 Sep, 2012 – 9:04 | Comments Off
Austin F1 Track Declared Ready

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Circuit of The Americas has been declared ready to host the 2012 Formula One United States Grand Prix by Charlie Whiting, director of racing, safety and technical matters for the sanctioning Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).
Whiting visited the venue near Austin, Texas, on Tuesday as part of a scheduled pre-race inspection and approved the circuit [...]

Pace Of Paving Picks Up At COTA
Saturday, 18 Aug, 2012 – 18:05 | Comments Off
Pace Of Paving Picks Up At COTA

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An intensive paving process required to prepare Circuit of The America’s road-course and entire facility for the inaugural 2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix is under way at the facility in Austin, Texas.
The final paving project involves the 3.4-mile natural terrain course, venue access and service roads and walkways around the property in anticipation [...]

Alonso Is Making Payments On His New Ferrari
Tuesday, 26 Jun, 2012 – 15:14 | Comments Off
Alonso Is Making Payments On His New Ferrari

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fernando Alonso delivered the second return on Scuderia Ferrari’s $32-million annual investment in him on Sunday, scoring an emotional Formula One victory in the Grand Prix of Europe before his adoring countrymen in Valencia, Spain.
Alonso, who openly discounted his podium chances after qualifying 11th on Saturday, became the first repeat [...]

Austin Track Puts More Tickets On Sale
Thursday, 21 Jun, 2012 – 15:00 | Comments Off
Austin Track Puts More Tickets On Sale

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Circuit of The Americas officials have released thousands of additional reserved seats for November’s inaugural Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.
The approximately 15,000 seats are located in two grandstand bleacher sections at Turn 9 and Turn 11 West. Turn 9 slopes toward Turn 10 – second-highest elevation point of the 3.4-mile [...]

F1 Race Director Gives Austin Track Site The Once-Over
Thursday, 14 Jun, 2012 – 8:13 | Comments Off
F1 Race Director Gives Austin Track Site The Once-Over

With his formal, pre-race inspection still three months away, FIA Formula One™ Race Director Charlie Whiting has given Circuit of The America’s 3.4-mile road-course a preliminary passing grade as preparations continue for the inaugural United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.
Whiting heads F1’s Technical Department and manages the logistics of each grand prix. His [...]

Mario Andretti To Be Mr. Ambassador
Sunday, 10 Jun, 2012 – 12:23 | Comments Off
Mario Andretti To Be Mr. Ambassador

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Motorsports icon Mario Andretti, one of only two Americans to reign as Formula One World Driving Champion, has been appointed “official Circuit ambassador” for Circuit of The Americas, the sports and entertainment complex under construction in Austin, Texas.
Andretti will work with COTA officials to promote awareness of Formula 1™ in [...]