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

EVENT TIMETABLE

Please be advised that this timetable may be subject to change.

FRIDAY
10h00 – 11h30 Formula One First Practice Session
14h00 – 15h30 Formula One Second Practice Session
SATURDAY
10h00 – 11h00 Formula One Third Practice Session
13h00 – 14h00 Formula One Qualifying Session
SUNDAY
13h00 – 12h00 Formula One Formula 1 United States