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Grand Prix of the United States at Circuit of the Americas

Today was the realization of a lifelong dream, to attend a real live Formula 1 race weekend.  The weather was perfect, the breeze was slightly on the cool side, but warm in the sun.   Traffic was kind of a mess getting the shuttle pickup point in downtown Austin. Parking was available, but not cheap, $20 for all day.  There was a heck of a line when we got the the shuttle depot to go to the Circuit of the Americas, but it moved along, even saw an Alfisti friend from way back, Bernie Z in the line. (We saw Bernie the night before at the Texas Hill Country Alfa Club dinner).  Once we were situated on the bus it was a smooth and relatively fast trip.  When we got to the bus parking area at the COTA, we saw that there was about ¼ to ½ mile walk to the gate.  It's all smooth asphalt, so the walking was easy, just a little more than expected.  One thing that one could not ignore was the sound of the cars that were already on track for Practice 1.  It was just an overwhelming scene

Austin Grand Prix promoter reveals 'master plan'

Formula One: Austin Grand Prix promoter reveals 'master plan' It's looking more and more like the real thing. The promoter is showing more of the overall plan for not only the F1 race, but the overall business plan. An integrated year around facility. It sounds better and better.

New US Formula 1 Team?

Well, the hottest rumor in motorsports has been making the rounds on websites and podcasts.  The 2010 F1 season may see a new US based formula 1 team.  Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, USF1 has principals Ken Anderson and SpeedTV commentator Peter Windsor.  Hopefully, they have the financial capital to keep it going until they approach the starting line.  The question is who will drive and what engine will they have.