Construction to resume at Circuit of the Americas

2012 F1 season

David Coulthard, Red Bull, Circuit of the Americas, 2011

David Coulthard, Red Bull, Circuit of the Americas, 2011

The Circuit of the Americas says construction will resume at the track now its place on the 2012 F1 calendar has been assured.

Red McCombs, chairman of McCombs Enterprises and founding partner of Circuit of The Americas, said: “[Bernie] Ecclestone received his cheque today.

“We want to thank the fans supporting us, the local officials and businesses that have encouraged us, the State of Texas, Circuit of The Americas? staff and Bernie himself.

“I want to thank and commend Bobby Epstein for getting us across the finish line. Bobby?s perseverance and leadership kept the project on track despite unfair and unfounded criticism.”

Engineering and construction teams working on the track will resume immediately, ensuring completion for the 2012 race date.

Steve Sexton, president of Circuit of The Americas, said: “We have a substantial number of fans who have expressed interest in buying tickets and hospitality, so today is a win for all of them as much as it is for Circuit of The Americas.

“We encourage everyone to visit our website and register for information. Registered fans will receive the first communication regarding ticket sales plans. In a matter of weeks we will have more exciting news as we unveil our full calendar of world class events.”

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31 comments on Construction to resume at Circuit of the Americas

  1. bsnaylor (@bsnaylor) said on 7th December 2011, 13:20

    Excellent news!

  2. BasCB (@bascb) said on 7th December 2011, 13:23

    Lets get this thing built then!

  3. AdrianMorse (@adrianmorse) said on 7th December 2011, 13:28

    So Tavo Hellmund is out then, or is he still organising the race?

  4. Cyclops_PL (@cyclops_pl) said on 7th December 2011, 13:29

    Great. Now Texans need to do their job and let’s go racing.

  5. Atticus (@atticus-2) said on 7th December 2011, 13:51

    I get a feeling that with all those kind of copied elements from other great tracks – like the Maggotts-Beckets-Chapel-like corners, the Stadium-like section, the ‘mirrored’ Turn 8, India’s Turn 3-like hairpin – with all those crazy elevation changes will make for a very very decent new track at last.

    I think I’m gonna love it. Can’t wait.

  6. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 7th December 2011, 14:46

    It will be an awesome track, great news.

  7. Scribe (@scribe) said on 7th December 2011, 14:53

    I’m not a betting man, but I would love to see the odds both ways on this race happening.

  8. schooner (@schooner) said on 7th December 2011, 14:59

    Good news, I guess, but I’m curious to hear what Bernie has to say.

  9. JCost (@jcost) said on 7th December 2011, 15:09

    Great. 3 GPS is North America in 2013, that’s great news for US/Canada an Mexico fans.

  10. Adam Tate (@adam-tate) said on 7th December 2011, 17:09

    Wohoo! Merry Christmas!!

  11. Lord Stig (@lord-stig) said on 7th December 2011, 17:23

    Great to hear. It seemed like a US GP was never going to happen.

  12. Fixy (@fixy) said on 7th December 2011, 18:22

    Finally it’s been solved.

  13. George (@george) said on 7th December 2011, 18:27

    Good stuff! Just hope they can get it all finished in time without any more hiccups.

  14. TheBrav3 said on 7th December 2011, 19:01

    Good job boys. I wonder if this means they got the contract they wanted as well?

  15. racerdude7730 (@racerdude7730) said on 7th December 2011, 20:49

    to make up for my stupid comment here is up to date pics of track construction with some great shots of of turn one and a few of the others. Very cool stuff

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=pu.219399881419693&type=1

    • TheBrav3 said on 8th December 2011, 0:04

      That is going to be fantastic and i guess it no looks in no worse stage of preperation than india a year from it’s race.

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