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FIA member makes Texas visit

FIA senate president Nick Craw supports the new F1 circuit in Austin, Texas
Nick Craw, the president of the FIA senate, has given his support to the new US Grand Prix venue in Austin, Texas after paying a visit to the area.

Craw met with local council chiefs during his visit to Austin and said afterwards that he felt that organisers had 'set the bar high' with their plans.

“It will be great,” Craw said of the proposed Austin track. “This has some of the most interesting, exciting and different features, drawn from other successful venues around the world. It is a very strong team they've assembled here,” Craw continued, “I think it's a very good plan and a very solid business model. They've set the bar pretty high.”

Promoter Tavo Hellmund welcomed Craw's support and said the idea behind the proposed circuit was to create a venue that was about more than just the race track itself.

“We were pleased to have Mr. Craw and Tim Mayer, alternate FIA delegate, visit the facility site and meet the incredible team assembled to build and operate what we believe will be one of the premiere racetracks on the circuit and a world–class venue,” he said. “Our team is committed to building more than a racetrack, we are thinking far beyond the expected and are developing an environment that will provide an entertainment experience for both participants and spectators alike.”


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Rob01 - Unregistered

November 04, 2010 4:05 PM

There is a massive drilling effort a hundred miles south of Austin on the Eagle Ford Shale. They are drilling for crude and there are billions being spent in the area. Money should not be a problem and the track from what I am hearing should be on schedule.

CJD

November 04, 2010 9:41 PM
Last Edited 2220 days ago

from 2011 on, bernie has an excellent spare track in the middle of europe available, if a GP must be canceled on short notice ... this one will defenitly be sold out and everybody likes it. so he can give contracts to races with no tracks without danger for him. greetings by the way - i'm talking about the former A1-Ring, DTM opens the track on 5th june 2011 :-) ... and mateschitz defently will have no problem with it because from now on the circuit will be known as "Red Bull Ring" - what a surprise .. now - what nationality am i *gggg



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