Thursday, November 17, 2011

Austin F1 Race Delayed to 2013 Gives Organizers Time to Complete Track

Per UK's The Independent newpaper, The United States Grand Prix will not take place as planned next year because of delays in the construction of the track, Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed. The decision brings to an end weeks of speculation over the future of the race, at the Circuit of the Americas in the Texan capital, Austin.

“The (new) contract we proposed to them is 10 years from 2013. We said we would wait for them,” Ecclestone told the Independent.

In a statement, Sexton said: “We have been excited for and working towards a 2012 USGP race and now understand that Mr. Ecclestone is interested in moving the Austin race to 2013. We know the U.S. market is important to the teams and their sponsors and 2013 certainly allows time for the Circuit of the Americas to be ready.”