Formula One revives U.S. Grand Prix in Texas
Formula One racing is coming back to the United States in 2012
with a long-term deal to race in Austin on a track built
specifically for the event.
Formula One and Texas state officials announced the agreement
Tuesday, saying Austin would host the U.S. Grand Prix until
The race was dropped after an eight-year run at Indianapolis
Motor Speedway from 2000-2007 with mixed results. The most notable
blemish occurred in 2005 when 14 of 20 drivers pulled off the track
just before the race started as a protest over concerns about tire
Formula One president Bernie Ecclestone says the Austin race
would mark the first time a course would be built specifically for
an F1 race in the United States.