The proposed Formula 1 race track in Austin, Texas will officially be known as the Circuit of the Americas, and feature a variety of facilities beyond the 3.4 mile race track, including a full-time trauma center, and venues for commercial, educational and social events that will all be open year-round.
While a large degree of skepticism initially greeted the announcement of Austin as the home of Formula 1, the circuit is on schedule, and has been designed by noted track architect Herman Tilke. In addition to Formula 1, MotoGP has also signed a 10 year contract to hold motorcycle races in Austin, moving from its former home at Laguna Seca.
Construction begins in December, at a site near Austin’s airport.
[Source: Inside Line]