Formula One is back in the United States starting in 2012. This time, it’s Austin, TX which has decided to pay crazy Bernie his crazy dollars. Presumably this will be a street course, as nobody has spotted Hermann Tilke crawling through the desert with a bulldozer to remove all possible elevation changes from a potential track site.
Your humble author happened to be in attendance for the infamous six-car “Michelin race” which happened in 2005. I cleared out before the final lap, which turned out to be the right choice as there were a few post-race incidents. The drive out was surreal; locals had quickly made “F1 IS FAKE RACING” and “F1 SUCKS” cardboard signs. Still, I would recommend a trip to the USGP for anyone who hasn’t seen the F1 circus.
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