Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Formula 1 race returns to U.S. in 2012


Formula 1 racing is all set to the return of international Grand Prix racing to the U.S. in 2012. The F1 circuit returns in 2012 to Austin, Texas as the United States Grand Prix is scheduled for June 17 as part of FIA's 2012 racing season.

The promoter of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ has announced a historic agreement for Austin, Texas to serve as the host city of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ from 2012 through 2021.

The start of the Japanese Grand Prix.Wikimedia Commons
The start of the Japanese Grand Prix.Wikimedia Commons

Since 2007 no events had happened in U.S. The track has been newly built for the upcoming event named Circuit of the Americas.

As with any major international event, a Grand Prix race brings millions of dollars in revenue to a city, as well as a tremendous amount of positive publicity and visibility.
Some of the noteable City Features:
  • State capital nicknamed 'Silicon Hills' for being one of the most importantregions in the US for the Technology Industry
  • USA's 15th largest city and is located 145 miles from Houston and 180 miles from Dallas
  • Over 130 daily departing international flights within 180 miles
  • Over 250,000 hotel rooms within 180 miles
  • Desirable year-round climate, with an average annual temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Geographically located in the Texas Hill Country, considered one of the most beautiful place in U.S.

Sources:
Formula 1 United States official website - formula1unitedstates.com
FIA official website - fia.com

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