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Why Texas for F1 - WIRED Magazine

Great article just released about why Austin is fit for Formula 1 Racing.  We love the optimism and support for Austin in this piece: we know the great people, places and energy that make Austin the best city in the Lone Star State!  Despite F1's rough past in America, we agree that Austin is a great place to revive the F1 energy for the entire country and the business and government support is unrivaled!

WIRED - Autopia - Why Texas Makes Perfect Sense for F1


F1 Needs American Driver

ESPN has just posted a new article about the F1 Drivers' thoughts on the new Grand Prix as well as the concerns regarding the need for an American F1 Driver.  This has been an obstacle in the past and we agree that an American F1 driver would perpetuate passion for Formula 1 racing in America.  Since BMW closed the US side of it's Formula BMW junior racing league, young drivers have had a tough time moving up from Karting to Formula 3000, F1's baby brother.  Scott Speed was the last American driver in F1 up until 2007 and there's been a need for a new American driver ever since.

ESPN - Drivers Welcome Return of F1 to U.S.

Who could take over as the new American F1 Star?  What driver stands out to you?  Post a comment and let us know!


No Longer a Dream, Race is on Track!

Breaking news reported from multiple sources last night:

-The land for the track HAS been purchased!

-The track HAS been designed, by Veteran circuit designer Hermann Tilke!

-Initial permission for permits HAVE been granted!

-The 700+ acre location is "within miles" from Austin Bergstrom International Airport!

Motor-racing veteran journalist Adam Cooper posted this late last night:  

Tilke designing Austin Track, site already purchased


 ESPN Racing also published last night:

Promoter reveals designer, few details


And this morning, stated:

Tilke to design new Austin circuit

So, Mr. Tavo Hellmund and Full Throttle Productions, LP have been doing their homework.  We are not surprised!  You can't go to the rodeo without your cowboy hat, spurs and rope.  We will continue to update you as this story develops. Congrats to the Tilke Team and we look forward to learning more.