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article imageF1 racing returning to USA and race in Texas

By Michael Bearak     May 26, 2010 in Sports
Austin - Formula One racing is returning to the United States in 2012 to start a ten-year agreement to bring racing to a track specially built in Austin, Texas.
Formula One racing will make its return to the United States in 2012 after inking a long-term deal to race at a track in Austin, Texas specially built for F1 racing.
The announcement was made Tuesday stating that Austin would be the host site of the U.S. Grand Prix until 2021. This will mark F1's return to the United States since the conclusion of their eight year run at hte Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2007.
Historically the race has been run on street circuits in the United States in Long Beach, Las Vegas, Dallas, and Watkins Glen International. The race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was run on a road course built inside the oval track.
According to Tavo Hellmund, the managing partner for race promoter Full Throttle Productions, the track and grandstand would be built close to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Hellmund said it would be within 10 miles of the airport and the track would be at least 3 miles long. He would not disclose additional information concerning the track or specifics about size and total cost.
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