A trip out to Texas: How the US GP venue is shaping up

A trip out to Texas: How the US GP venue is shaping up

Austin, Texas will be a grand prix venue in 2012, bringing the US firmly back on the Formula 1 map. Tom O'Keefe took a trip out West to see the progress being made on the sport's newest grand prix venue - and liked what he found

In Austin, Texas for an early screening of 'Senna, The Movie', at the successful South by Southwest Festival (SXSW for short). Curiosity takes me out to an obscure country road in Elroy, called FM812. It leads to the site of what will become the US Grand Prix.

The race is being promoted by Tavo Hellmund's Full Throttle Productions company and will be featured as the 'new' race in the 2012 Formula 1 World Championship, just as India is this year's debutant venue.

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