Originally Posted by mastek
SoCal needs an F1 Track.
We have 3 International and 2 National Airports, 1000 Hotels, 10,000 Restaurants, Disneyland, Hollyweird, etc, etc
This is the car capitol of the world -- more Ferraris, Mercedes and BMW's sold here then anywhere in the world -- wheres the F1?? WTF = Texas??
But where to build the track? Palm Springs?
You have to realize current FIA spec track are no where in the middle of the city. (except singapore where's a city track)
Sepang is 60km away from downtown Kuala Lumpur.
Bahrain and Abu Dhabi got all the "desert" they want to build, but still slightly away from city center.
Shanghai is approx 30km away from city center and located inside something looked like an industrial area.
Suzuka is not near any major cities like Tokyo or Osaka, and its approx. 60km from Nagoya.
Korean International Circuit is build near a small town of Mokpo, and its no where near the Capital Seoul.
Then the new Indian Grand Prix, Buddh International Circuit, is more than 300km away from New Delhi.
In the current Formula 1, if you want a build for purpose track, they will need to find a large empty land to start with. I do not see any of these around major cities near California, neither near big cities near East Coast.
Austin's Circuit of the Americas is just about 10miles away from downtown Austin. Great for tourism, and teams to enjoy the local atmosphere.
Plus Austin is locate right in the middle of both East Coast, West Coast, Mid-West Region, Central Americas, Caribbeans. Everyone can get there in less than 2-3 hours flight.