Circuit Information And Race Programme
CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS F1 CIRCUIT INFORMATION
For the first time since the Indianapolis event in 2007, the 2012 season sees Formula 1 racing return to the United States and to the newly constructed Circuit of the Americas. The Circuit of the Americas located in Austin Texas, is the first purpose-built Formula 1 facility in the US and was designed (like most modern F1 circuits) by the much respected Hermann Tilke.
The 5,5 km anticlockwise track, consisting of 20 demanding turns and dramatic elevation changes of up to 40 metres, features some highly technical corners similar to some of the best F1 circuits around the world. These include Silverstone’s high-speed Maggotts – Becketts corners, Hockenheim’s tight stadium section; and the difficult multi-apex Turn 8 at Istanbul Park in Turkey
HISTORIC SUPPORT RACES
The Circuit of The Americas has announced the Historic Grand Prix (HGP) as the first support series for the 2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. The Historic Grand Prix organization provides a glimpse into the sport’s past for both drivers and fans. It is comprised of more than 50 owner-drivers of authentic, vintage F1 cars from the FIA 3-litre Formula model that ran from 1966-1983
Please be advised that this timetable may be subject to change.
|10h00 – 11h30||Formula One||First Practice Session|
|14h00 – 15h30||Formula One||Second Practice Session|
|10h00 – 11h00||Formula One||Third Practice Session|
|13h00 – 14h00||Formula One||Qualifying Session|
|13h00 – 12h00||Formula One||Formula 1 United States|