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Old 11-04-2010, 02:29 PM   #1
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F1-Trouble is brewing in Austin, Texas

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Trouble is brewing in Austin, Texas after reports came out regarding scheduling difficulties as it relates to the construction of the race track thatís going to host the 2012 US Grand Prix.

While we already know that construction for the race track is scheduled to start in December, the Austin Business Journal obtained a document showing that the estimated build time for the whole track would take around 24 months. Following that timeline, thereís serious doubt that the circuit would be finished in time for the US GP.

A Formula One spokesman, however, tried to pour water over the issue saying that the 24-month time frame included the planning and development stage and not exclusively on the track build. But even if the timetable has been set up like this, the timeframe is still cutting it a little too close to the race date and leaves absolutely no margin of error for the construction.

F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone has made it clear that if the race does not take place as scheduled, severe penalties would be slapped to race organizers. While weíre holding up hope that the race track just east of the Austin-Begstrom International Airport will be finished in time for the race in 2012, the fact that the build is going to start this late leaves some doubt as to whether or not itís going to be completed on time.
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I remember when they did that in down town Houston before they went to reliant . I wonder if they will allow motorcycle track days out there ? It would be sweet to run on a brand new track thats as smooth as silk
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