NEWS // HELLMUND TALKS ABOUT 2012 U.S. GRAND PRIXIn an interview with Bernie Ecclestone, United States Grand Prix promoter, Tavo Hellmund, said the track being built in Austin, Texas for the 2012 race will be “amazing”. Hellmund went on to say, "I have conveyed my ideas to Hermann Tilke and Peter Wahl who are the most established racetrack architects of our times. The area has natural elevation differences, which promises a fast track with difficult corners." Hellmund, a former NASCAR K&N Pro Series driver turned promoter, has been hard at work and, according to our sources, will present the Austin track layout to the FIA sometime next month... [read more]

In the interview, which was posted on the official Formula One website, Ecclestone confirmed the race is likely to be paired with the Canadian Grand Prix as a North American double bill in 2012.

"It would be logical to place it close to the race in Montreal and that would mean somewhere in June." Said Ecclestone, "Let’s make one thing clear: Austin will be the US Grand Prix. But that does not mean that we cannot have another race in the US with another label. I would be insane if there were the option to race in New York and I said ‘no thanks’. But for now that’s nothing more than a pipe dream. The reality is we have a contract with Austin and it is there where the US Grand Prix will be staged."

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Editorial: Justin W. Coffey

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