Austin will be “amazing”, says Hellmund

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United States Grand Prix promoter Tavo Hellmund has promised the track being built in Austin for the 2012 race will be “amazing”. Speaking in an interview with Bernie Ecclestone on F1.com Hellmund said: I have conveyed my ideas to Hermann Tilke and Peter Wahl who are the most established racetrack architects of our times. The … Continue reading Austin will be “amazing”, says Hellmund

Austin GP reveals backer and opens website

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The organisers of the 2012 United States Grand Prix have launched their official website and revealed details of one of the race’s backers. Red McCombs, owner of a car dealer group in Texas and previously named one of the 400 richest men in America, has invested in the project. He has been involved in other … Continue reading Austin GP reveals backer and opens website

Ecclestone’s escalator no worry for US GP

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Texas Comptroller of Public Account Susan Combs said she is not concerned by the expected annual increase in the cost of hosting the United States Grand Prix. Bernie Ecclestone typically increases race hosting fees by seven to ten percent per year – known as his ‘escalator’ – but Combs told the Austin American Statesman that … Continue reading Ecclestone’s escalator no worry for US GP

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