Organisers of the United States Grand Prix have played down speculation that the race in 2012 could run into problems.
pundit Martin Brundle raised doubts about the race in Singapore after talk emerged in America that local authorities were concerned about whether or not the local infrastructure would be able to cope with the influx of race fans – with it unlikely that improvements to the road network to cater for the extra traffic would be completed in time for the race.
Organisers have since brought in traffic management specialists to look into the issue and with promises that they will work closer with Travis County planners to push ahead with the plans for the circuit in Austin, Texas, spokesman Adam Goldman said there was no cause for concern.
"Tremendous progress is being made on the circuit in Austin, Texas,” he told the BBC
. "The project team and community look forward to hosting the F1 United States Grand Prix in 2012.
"We are working with the State of Texas, City of Austin and Travis County to break ground on the project by the end of the year."
The comments come after reports in the American press also suggested that event organisers have missed a self-imposed deadline to present a design of the circuit to the FIA.
The Tilke-designed circuit is set to host the F1 event on American shores since 2007, when the final race was run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.