View Full Version : Austin Texas F1 track

09-01-2010, 01:38 AM

The organizers behind the U.S. Grand Prix revealed the first diagram today of a new 3.4-mile track in Central Texas that sports 30 turns, 133 feet of elevation change, a 0.75-mile long straight, and looks, appropriately, like a giant bong.

The Austin U.S. Grand Prix course is being planned for a huge tract of land just southeast of Austin, Texas. Herman Tilike's designing the $200-million dollar track with, we're told, four main passing zones to make the racing more exciting than other facilities he's been involved with. The course pays tribute to numerous other tracks including Silverstone, Hockenheim, and Istanbul.

Construction should begin soon because they're expecting to have a race there sometime in mid-2012, giving them precious few months to start and finish what's intended to be a world-class facility in what's now just a big empty field.

Given its proximity to Austin we're a little surprised it's not in the shape of a Longhorn but not shocked it looks like smoking paraphernalia. It's for tobacco. We swear, officer.


09-01-2010, 01:42 AM
Looks like a microscope

09-01-2010, 01:55 AM
I'm hoping they'll have a MotoGP there or something.. that would be worth the trip with a bike and a trailer

09-01-2010, 07:19 AM

Lets hope for an update pack of F1 2010 or GT5 with this bad boy as a fantasy track.

09-02-2010, 08:06 AM
Wow thats a four hour drive from where I will be living in the US...

Will I be at the 2011 Austin F1 Race? Yes I most certainly will!

adam c
09-02-2010, 08:09 AM
looks kind of boring

09-02-2010, 08:31 AM
Originally posted by adam c
looks kind of boring

Same, i think it's more for front wheel drift oriented races

09-02-2010, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by riceeater

Same, i think it's more for front wheel drift oriented races WAT? LOL