F1 »

Austin, Bahrain remain on F1 2012 schedule

“Mr Ecclestone received his cheque today for the USGP," investor Red McCombs confirmed in a statement appearing in the Statesman newspaper, "We want to thank the fans supporting us, the local officials and businesses that have encouraged us, the state of Texas, Circuit of The Americas' staff and Bernie himself.”
Despite deals having also been signed to host both MotoGP and the Australian V8 Supercar series from 2013, the first race the organisers face is to get construction of the circuit and its facilities completed in time for the USGP to return to the F1 schedule in November next year. The future of both the MotoGP and V8 events, which were also agreed with Hellmund's Full Throttle Productions operation, remains uncertain.

“Our investors have believed all along that this project has tremendous benefit for our region, and provides a strong economic engine for the future," Epstein commented, "We remain committed to reaching our goal of being valuable community partners as we establish a platform for sports and entertainment. We're glad that Tavo's vision of bringing F1 to the people of Texas will become a reality.”

The statement added that 'engineering and construction teams working on the track will resume immediately,' and Webber is among those eagerly hoping that the work can be completed in time for the 2012 F1 event.

"I hope Austin goes ahead," he noted, "That track looks sensational. I've been shown the animations of the layout and it looks really, really special, so they've obviously done a good job there."


Tagged as: calendar , schedule , Bahrain , 2012 , USGP , Austin

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
27.11.2011- Race, Bernie Ecclestone (GBR), President and CEO of Formula One Management
Work at the Circuit of the Americas
Bahrain International Circuit has added art to its run-off areas for 2009
03.04.2016 - Race, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
03.04.2016 - Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB12 and Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Red Bull Racing RB12
03.04.2016 - Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H
03.04.2016 - Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid
03.04.2016 - Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid
03.04.2016 - Race, Maurizio Arrivabene (ITA) Ferrari Team Principal
03.04.2016 - Race, Grid Girl
03.04.2016 - Race, Grid Girl
03.04.2016 - Race, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 and Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C34
03.04.2016 - Race, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-16 and Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL) McLaren Test and Reserve Driver
03.04.2016 - Race, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 and Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sahara Force India F1 VJM09
03.04.2016 - Race, Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL) McLaren Test and Reserve Driver and Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Manor Racing MRT05
03.04.2016 - Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB12 and Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Red Bull Racing RB12
03.04.2016 - Race, Max Verstappen (NED) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11 and Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams FW38
03.04.2016 - Race, Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C34 and Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34

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.


Mark _

December 07, 2011 5:00 PM

Richard - do you have business interests in Bahrain? Throughout this whole ordeal you seem to have painted a rather rosy picture of the situation over there. Even the independent report commissioned by the royal family was highly critical of the human rights abuses carried out by the government. The guilty parties are not being held accountable but instead being given different jobs. It is too soon to think about sending the F1 circus back there. Hopefully more people in F1 can find the courage to take a stand with Mark Webber.



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

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