Organisers insist 2012 US GP will go ahead

October 1, 2010

Organisers of the United States Formula One Grand Prix, which will be held in Austin, Texas from 2012, have said the race will go ahead.

Reports have suggested the race is already in doubt, with claims that local authorities have not been properly consulted over the plans, and concerns over the road links to the site which is expected to attract around 120,000 fans.

However, Formula One United States spokesman Adam Goldman has said: “Tremendous progress is being made on the circuit in Austin, Texas.

“The project team and community look forward to hosting the F1 United States Grand Prix in 2012.

“We are working with the State of Texas, City of Austin and Travis County to break ground on the project by the end of the year.”

The last US Grand Prix took place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana in 2007. The race’s eight-year run came to an end when F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone failed to come to an agreement with the circuit’s chiefs over new terms.