NEWS // U.S. GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT UNVEILEDThe group responsible for bringing Formula One back to the United States has just unveiled the track layout for the forthcoming Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. The new 3.4-mile circuit, which will play host to the U.S. Grand Prix from 2012 through 2021, was designed by Herman Tilike and features 30 turns, 133 feet of elevation change and a 0.75-mile long straightaway. So with construction scheduled to begin shortly, be sure and stay tuned for additional information as it becomes available.

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Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ Race Track Revealed
Austin, Texas track to excite Formula 1 fans, new and old

The team responsible for bringing Formula 1 racing back to the United States is pleased to reveal the track layout for the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ in Austin, Texas. Set to host the race from 2012 to 2021, Austin, Texas has proven to be an ideal location for Formula 1 racing in more ways than one. The natural landscape and elevation of Austin has allowed Tilke GmbH to design a one-of-a-kind track.

Members of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ team feel that racing fans the world over will share their excitement as the track details are revealed. “In the modern era of Grand Prix racing, I think this track layout and topography will be very special,” said Tavo Hellmund, Chairman of Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™. “It will have many of the elements of previous 'classic' circuits combined with the benefits of FIA-mandated safety for the competitors and spectators alike. Add in the amenities fans have come to expect, like rare, multiple-turn viewing opportunities for added value, and you have an ideal, world-class venue.”

“For the competitors, we'll have all the ingredients necessary,” Hellmund said. “You'll see fast turns that require commitment from the drivers and technical turns that will test the engineers from a set-up point of view. We have a good deal of elevation to make it not only scenic but challenging also, and the view of downtown Austin is wonderful as well.”

With a complete length of 3.4 miles, the track combines modern features with details reminiscent of traditional races from the 1960's. The surrounding landscape will allow for a maximum elevation change of 133 feet, and the strategic combination of over 20 turns will please drivers and fans alike.

Complete details of the track layout can be found in the attached documents, which include an image of the track layout and a 3D version of changes in elevation. Details of the master plan and facilities will be revealed in the coming months.

Click here for a closer look at the new circuit.

Image and Info: Formula1UnitedStates
Editorial: Justin W. Coffey


  1. Ohhh, this track looks *SO* much more interesting with elevation shown!

  2. With the pitiful history in the USA for F1 I am rather doubtful this one will last any better than the past one's have...

    The track does look interesting though!