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Formula 1 - Red McCombs and Site Location

By: motoraustin 7/27/2010 8:00:00 AM


Today at a Formula 1 press conference on the University of Texas campus it was announced that Red McCombs is a major investor. Also officially revealed is the future track location in south east Austin.

For the press release and more visit the links below.

>> Formula 1 United States - official website dedicated to the local, state, national and global communities interested in the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix.

>> The Austin Grand Prix - An F1 site with some good localized information (not affiliated with F1).

All the Best!

Hermann Tilke to Design Grand Prix Circuit in Austin

By: motoraustin 5/27/2010 6:27:05 PM

Hermann Tilke will design the Grand Prix circuit in Austin.

The site location is decided but has not been made public.

Land has been secured.

Austin to Serve as Grand Prix host for 2012-2021

By: motoraustin 5/25/2010 3:05:17 PM

Formula One Group announced Tuesday Austin would serve as Grand Prix host for 2012-2021.

Austin Announced as Host for Formula 1 Grand Prix

By: motoraustin 5/25/2010 8:00:00 AM

According to, Austin will serve as the host city for the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix for years 2012 through 2021. The announcement also states that a brand new facility will be purpose-built to host the event, however the location has not been worked out as of yet.

Even though 2012 is not that far away, there are apparently a lot of details to work out. KXAN news quotes Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell as stating "It's still too early to disclose a possible location for the raceway in Austin. There are still deals in the works. It's still two years away. Anything could fall through."

In the late 60s and early 70s, Austin did have a permanent road racing course at Austin Raceway Park. There were also road races associated with Aquafest at that time. You can find a few pictures in the Austin Texas Hot Rod History page here.

Whether this deal succeeds, or fails, it shows that Austin is a prime location for motor sports venues and events. The publicity that this announcement generates will help spread the word!

For more information visit the links below.



All the Best!