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      11-17-2011, 05:56 PM   #199
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...I'm still trying to find where anyone actually said that it was.
So you agree then.

Anyways, referring to your previous comments about residential areas. I don't know for sure but I doubt the casino square is considered to be residential.
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      11-17-2011, 06:09 PM   #200
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They are all races in urban areas. That is to what I was referring.
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      11-25-2011, 06:06 PM   #201
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I really hope that they can solve the contract disputes. I'd love to be able to see an F1 race in Austin. I already had suite tickets lined up and a deposit on a house to rent down there.
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is the problem with austin the fact the state wont pay bernie's fee? thats it? isnt the fee a miserable 25 million USD?
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is the problem with austin the fact the state wont pay bernie's fee? thats it? isnt the fee a miserable 25 million USD?
There honestly has to be something more to it. The people involved in building this track have money and lots of it, 25 mill is honestly pocket change.

The second I heard about a possible F1 race on the east coast, I knew F1 Austin was screwed. Bernie got what he wanted all along. I believe from the beginning F1 Austin was a last resort for bringing F1 back to the US.

It is too bad really. We deserve a top shelf purpose built race track in the US.
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      12-01-2011, 02:11 AM   #204
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This would be great if it were near I35, but it's truly in the middle of a bunch of country roads. The area south of the airport is rural. Just look at Silverstone to see what a pain in the ass a lack of infrastructure presents for race weekends. If Austin had plans to run the light rail out there, build some roads, use the buses, etc., it might work, but they're treating it like a burden and doing their best to avoid it. Just getting from the airport (which doesn't have rail support) to the track will be a mess even with a car.

I have two sisters that both live near downtown Austin and one's an F1 fan. I'd absolutely love for this to work out, but it's a mess.
I visit Austin often and have actually been out to the construction site. It is not as bad as you are making it out to be. It is actually very easy to get out there. Just go down the 183 and take the FM812. The city had already started construction on the FM812 adding lanes in an out.
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      12-07-2011, 09:27 AM   #205
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The US GP is officially on the Calendar for 2012. They must have struck a deal.

http://pitpass.com/45397-US-GP-organ...ement-with-FOM
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Kick ass.. I would love to make it out the to race. Any idea where can we register interest in tickets?
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      12-07-2011, 10:18 AM   #207
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I visit Austin often and have actually been out to the construction site. It is not as bad as you are making it out to be. It is actually very easy to get out there. Just go down the 183 and take the FM812. The city had already started construction on the FM812 adding lanes in an out.
I hope you're right, looks like it might be on.
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The US GP is officially on the Calendar for 2012. They must have struck a deal.

http://pitpass.com/45397-US-GP-organ...ement-with-FOM
That article is from July 12, 2011; almost 5 months ago.
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I'll believe it when I see cars on the track.
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Back on, for now:
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Great news. Straight from Bernies mouth. I thought he had written it off, guess I was wrong.

Track construction back up. I was at the construction not too long ago, they had been working on all the foundations for buildings. The actual buildings should be going up soon.
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I hope you're right, looks like it might be on.
The 183 is how I get to the airport when I am there. The airport is at the intersection of 183 and the 71.

FM812 is just 3 miles further down the 183. Then the FM812 takes you right out the the track, another 4-5 miles. The FM812 is the road they had started adding lanes.

There is also a couple other ways to get out there. They all lead to the FM812, hence they are working on that road.
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Kick ass.. I would love to make it out the to race. Any idea where can we register interest in tickets?
http://circuitoftheamericas.com/

Sign up there and they will let you know when tickets become available.

I'm not sure if there is a better alternative.
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That article is from July 12, 2011; almost 5 months ago.
Euro date format: 7th of December, 2011
Pitpass is a UK site.
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make that WORLD date format
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Euro date format: 7th of December, 2011
Pitpass is a UK site.
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make that WORLD date format
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Got an e-mail from Circuit of the America's today.

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Thanks for hanging in there with us! Working for, and being fans of, a start-up organization that is building a major new facility is not always easy. Because of the complexity of the project, things don't always happen as quickly as we would all prefer.

In the end, the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ in Austin is a reality because everyone involved wanted to get it done for the benefit of Formula 1™ in the United States. Mr. Ecclestone, the F1 teams and their sponsors, our investors and the State of Texas – this event benefits all of us.

We are through the first series of challenges and now we get to the exciting part – finishing the construction of the Circuit of The Americas™, selling tickets to the 2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix and creating plans for an incredible fan experience.

Stay tuned! We will be making a lot of announcements over the next several weeks regarding our partnerships, ticket sales, event information and much more. We promise to keep you, our most committed fans, well informed as we move forward.

The 2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix is going to be a great event! We look forward to seeing you in Austin November 16-18, 2012.

Sincerely,
Geoff Moore
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