Formula One’s Bernie Ecclestone Gives Austin Race A One Week Deadline

Formula One’s Bernie Ecclestone Gives Austin Race A One Week Deadline
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Next year’s U.S. Grand Prix could be in jeopardy if organizers of the Austin, Texas race do not agree on a contract and pay fees by the end of next week. Formula One’s head honcho Bernie Ecclestone’s patience is clearly wearing thin with negotiations and does not want to wait beyond the season-ending Brazilian Grand… Continue Reading...

Australian V8 Supercars Signs 5 Year Contract with Austin’s Circuit Of The Americas

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Australian V8 Supercars Signs 5 Year Contract with Austin’s Circuit Of The Americas
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The long-awaited rumors are true: Australia’s breathlessly-exciting V8 Supercars series is coming to America. But that’s not, the series has signed a five-year deal with Texas’s Circuit of The Americas, signaling a serious investment in the U.S. market. Beginning in 2013, Americans in Austin, Texas and watching on the Speed Channel can get a glimpse… Continue Reading...

Australian V8 Supercars Might Be Headed To America

Australian V8 Supercars Might Be Headed To America
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Move over NASCAR, some new V8 racing cars are coming to town, to show whose the new boss. We are talking about the possible introduction of the Australian V8 Supercar series to North America. Over the last decade, this Aussie racing series has expanded beyond its island home, having staged races in China, New Zealand… Continue Reading...

Formula 1 Returns To America for 2012; June 10th Date Set

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Formula 1 Returns To America for 2012; June 10th Date Set
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The FIA has just posted its 2012 Formula 1 schedule, and good news to race fans and Americans in general: in the world of international motorsports, our fair nation is once again significant! That’s right, the 10th round of the 2012 Grand Prix schedule includes a date in Austin, Texas—the return of F1 to our… Continue Reading...

Taxpayers Foot $25 Million Bill For Formula One Race In Texas

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Taxpayers Foot $25 Million Bill For Formula One Race In Texas
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There’s a reason they call Formula 1 “The Circus.” Not only are race days a dramatic spectacle that draw thousands of fans from thousands of miles away, but also they can pretty much demand anything they want from cities for the right to host races. These “sanctioning fees” are anywhere from $25 million to $50… Continue Reading...

Formula 1 To Return To The United States In Austin, Texas

Formula 1 To Return To The United States In Austin, Texas
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The “Live Music Capital” of America is set to become the new home of the United States Grand Prix, as a surprise announcement broke today, naming Austin, Texas as the site of Formula 1’s return to America. The deal would see the Grand Prix remain in Austin from 2012 to 2021. Most interesting is that… Continue Reading...