The circuit design for the 2012 United States Grand Prix has been revealed.
Designed by Hermann Tilke, the track incorporates sections similar to those at Silverstone, Istanbul and the Hockenheimring. It appears to be an anti-clockwise configuration.
The plans, revealed by the Austin American Statesman, shows a layout which does not seem to have strayed far from the Tilke convention of having designated ‘overtaking’ section with long straights and tight hairpins.
The first sequence of fast bends – modelled on Becketts at Silverstone – looks like an exciting sequence of corners.
Later on in the lap the drivers come across a corner similar in style to the famous Turn 8 at Istanbul – only turning right instead of left.
A large viewing area on the inside of the corner promises views of much of the track.
2012 United States Grand Prix