Austin F1 track named ‘Circuit of the Americas’

2012 F1 season

Austin F1 Track Map 3D

Austin F1 Track Map 3D

Organisers of the 2012 United States Grand Prix have named their track the ‘Circuit of the Americas’.

Red McCombs, one of the businessmen who has invested in the circuit in Austin, Texas, said: “One of the most inviting aspects of the name is the word ‘Americas’.

“It reflects Austin?s ideal location at the crossroads of North America from north to south, east to west. Also, it speaks to our state as a centre of commerce and cultural exchange in this hemisphere. I look forward to meeting many fans and visitors who will be coming from every country.”

There has been no American driver in Formula 1 since Scott Speed left the sport in 2007. However the presence of Mexican Sergio Perez may help attract foreign fans.

The track will be able to accommodate up to 120,000 spectators and will also host the 2013 round of the Moto GP championship.

A website for the circuit has been launched at

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139 comments on Austin F1 track named ‘Circuit of the Americas’

  1. DaveW said on 13th April 2011, 15:05

    Track looks good. It has the olde time feel of a long track going somewhere with interesting natural ideosyncracies. Maybe like the original Spa or Imola.

    The name is absurd. And the explanation of the name is too confused to even bother figuring out what part of the Western Hemishphere it is supposed to represent. But, hey, we talking about it, so win for the investors.

  2. ScuderiaVincero (@scuderiavincero) said on 21st July 2011, 15:10

    I have no reason to dislike this circuit. Though (like many) I do feel tempted to connect Turns 12 and 15, and to a lesser extent, turns 6 and 8.

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