First Look at Tilke Designed Austin Track Layout

by F1Fan on September 4, 2010

The Formula One United States Grand Prix circuit in Austin Texas took a major step forward with the unveiling of the Herman Tilke designed Circuit Layout. The team responsible for bringing Formula 1 racing back to the United States was pleased to reveal the track design which follows the natural elevation and terrain of the site.

Talking about the innovative design Tavo Hellmund, Chairman of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ stated

“In the modern era of Grand Prix racing, I think this track layout and topography will be very special it will have many of the elements of previous ‘classic’ circuits combined with the benefits of FIA-mandated safety for the competitors and spectators alike. Add in the amenities fans have come to expect, like rare, multiple-turn viewing opportunities for added value, and you have an ideal, world-class venue.”

“For the competitors, we’ll have all the ingredients necessary,” Hellmund said. “You’ll see fast turns that require commitment from the drivers and technical turns that will test the engineers from a set-up point of view. We have a good deal of elevation to make it not only scenic but challenging also, and the view of downtown Austin is wonderful as well.”

The proposed circuit will have a total length of 3.4 miles, combining modern features with details reminiscent of traditional races from the 1960’s. The surrounding landscape will allow for a maximum elevation change of 133 feet, and the strategic combination of over 20 turns will hopefully please drivers and fans alike.

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vfacundo September 30, 2010 at 6:48 am

If you support Formula 1 returning to the US, join “Friends of Formula 1 Austin Texas” on Facebook and Linkedin.com
Great commentary, pictures and anything related to the new circuit in Austin Texas.

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