The Circuit of the Americas has ended doubts about the 2016 US GP by stating that the race has now been confirmed, having been listed as provisional on the FIA calendar.
There was a question mark over the event due to the reduced funding made available by the Texas Major Events Trust Fund.
However, on Wednesday COTA used the unusual medium of a press release about a Saturday night Taylor Swift concert to confirm that the fifth F1 event at the venue is going ahead after all.
“We are so happy to confirm F1’s return to COTA as well as Taylor Swift’s headline performance,” said Chairman and CEO Bobby Epstein. “We can’t think of a better way to mark this important five-year milestone for F1 in Austin.
“Since we first hosted this event in 2012, we have gained a lot of knowledge and insight that has allowed us to make significant annual improvements to the event that we are confident will continue to establish the US GP as the stand-out race weekend on F1’s calendar.”