There have been some concerns lately about work at the circuit "slowing down" - we understand this to have been a timing issue. The groundwork progressed amazingly quickly because of the lack of rain during the Texas summer, so they were able to exceed normal construction deadlines & speed up the timeline. We've been told vertical construction would start in October, and our friends at Friends of Circuit of the Americas updated us on Tuesday, confirming new equipment arrived at the circuit.
We decided to head out to the circuit on this lovely Texas October afternoon (albeit still HOT!) and share it with you.
Also, in response to the Statesman's article of "a possible change in the track's promoter or management" between Tavo and the Texas Comptroller, we believe this to be a logistical issue. It is our understanding that Tavo originally spearheaded the F1US project under his entity Full Throttle Productions, LP. Then the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ entity/project was assembled last year. Finally, the Circuit of the Americas™ project/entity was more recently formed, in April 2011. From my business experience, I know that formal protocol must be followed in order to manage the passing of the baton to the correct entity. That is what we believe happened in this case. Pitpass took a closer look at the possible transfer of promoter rights in F1.