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From Formula1.com

Race organisers for the forthcoming United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, have released a draft layout of the new circuit that will stage the event from 2012, when Formula One racing returns to the country for the first time in five years.

Working with renowned track architect Hermann Tilke, organisers Full Throttle Productions LP have drawn inspiration from the best circuits around the world, as well as taking advantage of the site’s natural topography to include some dramatic elevation changes.

Turns 3 through 6 look not dissimilar to Silverstone’s high-speed Maggotts/Becketts; Turns 12 through 15 give a nod to Hockenheim's stadium section; and Turns 16 through 18 will mirror the infamous, multi-apex Turn 8 at Istanbul Park.

“The area has natural elevation differences, which promises a fast track with difficult corners,” Hellmund told Formula1.com recently. “But the most essential thing is that has to be a masterpiece in its suitability for fans. Spectators have to be able to see large parts of the track from wherever they are.”

The 3.4 mile (5.47 kilometre), anticlockwise circuit features 20 turns and a total elevation change of 133 feet (40.5 metres), including a steep, uphill run into the hairpin Turn 1, which is expected to become the venue’s signature corner.
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Looks like it has a good group of passing opportunities on track. I see at least four spots where it will be possible. Also the Turkey Ottodrome rip off looks amazing, I wonder what kind of speeds and Gs we will see through that section.
 

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I want grass runoff and gravel traps, not concrete parking lots with no danger of hitting a wall. I don't like crashes or people getting hurt but if racing was safe I would never do it again. I like some possibility.
 

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I like having the gravel traps. If you run off and get stuck you get penalized unlike pavement where you can keep going without much delay.
 

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i think i get what he means - imagine the nuerburgring and/or monaco having the armco replaced with run-off area

& those are also the rules - you're supposed to drive within the confines of the track - you add enough runoff & you could make the drivers comfortable enough to abuse the runoff area in exchange for driver input

but yes there are downsides to Gravel and Grass
mostly the long ass yellow flags :laugh:
 

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Thats the city they are building it in???? Man this place is going to make Silverstone look like Monaco.... Although Manju might be worth the trip out there...
 

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Thats the city they are building it in???? Man this place is going to make Silverstone look like Monaco.... Although Manju might be worth the trip out there...
Well the good news is Fernando Lopez*will probably work in the pit crew.
 

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May be time to buy some land and or invest in some of the staples of society in that town(Hotels, franchises etc).
 

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Not sure why the negative comments are flying, there has been nothing to indicate that the track won't be ready and the race not held. The plan is solid and the backing is there. Maybe thoughts of the USF1 team debacle?

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Not sure why the negative comments are flying, there has been nothing to indicate that the track won't be ready and the race not held. The plan is solid and the backing is there. Maybe thoughts of the USF1 team debacle?

Later,
With building tracks its always a show me game. Until the lights go out in Austin, this is still a maybe race.
 

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ill have some pics of the land up soon...
 
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