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F1 to return to U.S.

Posted by Euan on May 26, 2010 | No Comments

After leaving the USA three years ago, F1 will return this time in Austin, Texas. F1 was last hosted at Indianopolis in 2007 and it has been rumoured that F1 would return to the US for a number of years. It was expected that a US race would go to Monticello Motor Club in New York. Bernie Ecclestone did have talks with this group but they were never concluded and it now looks like the race will go to Austin in the southern US state of Texas.

The new race venue will be built from sratch and be designed specifically for F1 racing. No information has yet to be revealed on the details of the new track, but the event is being organised by Full Throttle Productions. The manager of Full Throttle Productions, Tavo Hellmund said “We are extremely honoured and proud to reach an agreement with the F1 commercial rights holder” whilst Bernie Ecclestone commented “For the first time in the history of F1 in the US, a world-class facility will host the event. This will be the first time a facility is constructed from the ground up specifically for F1 in the US.”

The new race will appear on the F1 calender in 2012, and has a deal to continue hosting a race until 2021.

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