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Circuit of the Americas could wait

Circuit of the Americas bosses suggest they could delay joining the F1 schedule until 2013
The Circuit of the Americas has said it would be prepared to postpone its first F1 race until 2013 amidst continued speculation about the event.

The first race has been thrown into doubt after work was halted earlier this week over the lack of a contract between circuit organisers and F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone – with the original deal signed with Tavo Hellmund and Full Throttle Productions having been cancelled.

Ecclestone has suggested that the Circuit of the Americas now has little more than a week to confirm it can pay the fees required to take on the F1 contract if it to feature in 2012 and the circit has now suggested it could be interested in delaying the first F1 race until 2013.

If that were to happen, it would mean both American races would join the schedule in the same season, with the first race in New Jersey due to start in 2013.

“We have been excited for and working towards a 2012 USGP race and now understand that Mr Ecclestone is interested in moving the Austin race to 2013,” Steve Sexton, president of Circuit of The Americas, said.

“We know the US market is important to the teams and their sponsors and 2013 certainly allows time for the Circuit of The Americas to be ready.”


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Rolfe - Unregistered

November 18, 2011 11:48 AM

The facts are this that it is obvious that Circuit of America is withholding Funds and thus causing delays. You can not blame Contractors and all parties involved for stopping work. I dont know to many people who would continue to work for free (would you). For sure the State of Texas would do their part and release the agreed money, But Only After Circuit of America (again) Signs documents and does what they said in the beginning about their part in FUNDING which they have not done. It looks like Circuit of America is doing a ponzi scheme. All talk and no money. Rolfe in Austin Texas



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