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Austin GP Layout Unveiled

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The organisers of the U.S. Grand Prix, due to take place in Austin, Texas in 2012, have today revealed the layout of the new, custom-built track, which pays homage to some of the most popular and traditional circuits on the F1 calendar.

The Herman Tilke-designed track will be 3.4 miles long, contain 20 turns, includes a three-quarter mile back straight, and has several elevation changes.

Turns 3, 4 and 5 of the new design are said to be a nod to Silverstone’s Maggots/Becketts section, turns 12-15 are apparently reminiscent of Hockenheim, and 16-18 an attempt to replicate Turkey’s infamous Turn 8.

Speaking to the American Statesman, race promoter Tavo Hellmund is pleased with the design. “It should be nice,” he said on Tuesday. “I think drivers and fans should really like it.”

Hellmund also claims that there are at least four corners designed provide overtaking opportunities. He said construction would start as soon as possible, but would not confirm rumours of a December starting date. “I don’t want to put a date on it,” he said. “Everybody is hustling and bustling.”

For more details and picture of the new layout see this page.

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