This is probably something that I should have created as soon as this forum group came online, but strangely enough, the idea escaped me until today. Previously, I had been posting updates on the construction of the Circuit of the Americas in the round-up threads, but because not everybody sees those posts (and because I’m currently in the moderation queue), I decided that it might be a good idea to keep everything in the one place. However, I’m so late in the game that most of the construction has been done.
As a refresher, this is the state of circuit just over six months ago:
And with just over six months to the race, this is what it look like now:
But that’s not all – here’s a selection of photos dated two days ago, starting with a close-up of the pit building:
And the main grandstand:
This is the retaining wall between the paddock and Turns 16-18:
You can also see the test layer of asphalt at Turn 19 in the background.
For more, the Friends of Formula 1 Austin Texas Facebook group have a few galleries of construction on offer (that’s where I’m getting most of these photos), and they upload new ones fairly regularly.
I will (try to remember to) update this thread as I find new pictures and information. In the meantime, feel free to discuss away, or add anything of you own that you have found.