Race organizers for the coming US GP have revealed the circuit layout of the track in Austin, Texas. Still a draft, the circuit should be ready to host the American race in 2012.
The track will be 5.47 kilometres long and will run anti-clockwise, featuring 20 turns with elevation changes of around 133 feet. This includes a steep uphill run into the first hairpin which will be a signature corner of the track, according to Tavo Hellmund, managing partner of Full Throttle Productions (the company that is bringing F1 to Texas).
World famous track architect Hermann Tilke, who has designed tracks such as Sepang and Bahrain, is said to have drawn inspiration from the best circuits around the world. He has also incorporated the locations different levels of elevation making it ever more challenging.
“The area has natural elevation differences, which promises a fast track with difficult corners. But the most essential thing is that has to be a masterpiece in its suitability for fans. Spectators have to be able to see large parts of the track from wherever they are,” said Tavo Hellmund.