Austin reveals track for 2012 F1 race

Austin F1 Track Map 3D

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

Austin F1 Track Map

Austin F1 Track Map

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154 comments on Austin reveals track for 2012 F1 race

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  1. The 3D render looks like a map out of Stunt Car Racer. Like the variation in elevation though.

  2. daykind (@) said on 4th September 2010, 12:13

    I’m looking forward to the race in 20102!

  3. Dan Escreet said on 4th September 2010, 13:31

    Is anyone else thinking hints of Bathurst? take away the twisty bit and this track has real potetial.

  4. Bartholomew said on 4th September 2010, 15:47

    The track looks promising and I would have two versions of it :
    1 – with the Hockenheim slow part as it is
    2 – with an interesting turn eliminating that section, and making the track more fast and flowing.

    So, you could have two tracks in one.

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  6. This is a very nice layout, except for the fiddly bit right after the long straight.

    I just hope they dont’ create a carpark, then define the track with white lines and curbs:P

  7. They should call it the Satellite Dish.

  8. That is very intriguing writing!

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