F1 »

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.”

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
FIA Trucks, Turkish F1, Istanbul Park, 5th-7th June, 2009
FIA Trucks, Turkish F1, Istanbul Park, 5th-7th June, 2009
FIA Trucks, Turkish F1, Istanbul Park, 5th-7th June, 2009
Romain Grosjean, 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix, Haas F1 Team (credit Haas)
Red Bull Racing pit equipment.
18.04.2017. Formula 1 Testing. Sakhir, Bahrain. Tuesday.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com - copy of publication required for printed pictures. Every used picture is fee-liable. © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB Images
Jo Bauer (GER) FIA Delegate.
Jo Bauer (GER) FIA Delegate.
15.04.2017 - Robert Fernley (GBR) Sahara Force India F1 Team Deputy Team Principal and Zak Brown (USA) McLaren Executive Director
Start of the Chinese Grand Prix
06.04.2017 - Mika Salo (FIN), FIA Steward
06.04.2017 - FIA, chinese and F1 flags
Sebastien Buemi - Chinese Grand Prix wheel failure
26.03.2017 - Race, Jean Todt (FRA), President FIA
26.03.2017 - Race, Jean Todt (FRA), President FIA
26.03.2017 - Race, Jean Todt (FRA), President FIA
26.03.2017 - Race, Bernd Maylander (GER) FIA Safety Car Driver
26.03.2017 - Race, Bernd Maylander (GER) FIA Safety Car Driver
Start of the Australian Grand Prix

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

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.


November 04, 2010 9:41 PM
Last Edited 2365 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

© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.