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3.41

Miles

The Lap Distance of the United States Grand Prix.

42-52

Feet

The minimum and maximum width of the track.

80

Turns

The number of left (40) and right (40) turns.

130

Feet

The Lap Distance of the United States Grand Prix.

2012

Built

The year of completion.

Track

ABOUT CIRCUIT OF AMERICA

The Circuit is the only FIA-certified Grade 1 track in the United States, and one of only 26 Grade 1-certified motorsports facilities in the world.

The Circuit of The Americas™ track is a 3.4-mile circuit track with capacity for 120,000 fans and an elevation change of 133 feet. It is ideally situated on a 1000-acre site in southeast Austin.

The 20-turn, counterclockwise track, construction of which began in January 2011, draws inspiration from the best circuits around the world, as well as taking advantage of the site's natural topography to include dramatic elevation changes of up to 40 metres.

There is a steep, uphill run into the hairpin Turn 1, which has become the venue's signature corner. Turns 3 through 6 look not dissimilar to Silverstone's high-speed Maggotts/Becketts; Turns 12 through 15 give a nod to Hockenheim's stadium section; and Turns 16 through 18 will mirror the famous, multi-apex Turn 8 at Istanbul Park.

The circuit was the first in the United States to be purpose-built for Formula One. The layout was conceived by promoter Tavo Hellmund and 1993 Motorcycle World Champion Kevin Schwantz[8] with the assistance of German architect and circuit designer Hermann Tilke, who has also designed the Sepang, Shanghai, Yas Marina, Istanbul, Bahrain, Yeongam, and Buddh circuits, as well as the reprofiling of the Hockenheimring and Fuji Speedway. The circuit has FIA Grade 1 license.[9]

1

A new world-class motorsports and entertainment venue in Texas. Located nine miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and less than 15 miles from downtown Austin.

2

The only FIA-Certified Grade 1 track in the United States, and one of only 26 Grade 1-certified motorsports facilities in the world. The circuit currently holds exclusive rights in the United States to host V8 SUPERCARS event.

3

High-profile motorsports, entertainment and business events each year.

4

Serves as a leader in sustainability as it relates to major event venues and motosports, through high-performance operations, design, research, education and partnerships.

5

The only purpose-built facility in the U.S. to host the FORUMLA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX TM through 2021 and V8 SUPERCARS from 2013-2018

6

Thousands of fans from all over the world will attend and races will be seen approximately 30 million television viewers across the globe.

7

A world-class center to serve as a catalyst for advancements in the automotive technology.

8

Attract as many as 300,000 people for the Grand Prix weekend: an estimated 80 percent of attendees are the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIXTM will come from outside Texas.

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