Officials deny US GP plans behind schedule

4 November, 2010

Tavo Hellmund (USA) Austin Grand Prix Promoter. Formula One World Championship, Rd 10, British Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Silverstone, England, Saturday 10 July 2010.

Tavo Hellmund

Nov.4 (GMM) The lead attorney for the US grand prix promoter has denied reports the Austin track will not be ready for its scheduled 2012 race debut.

An official document that emerged this week showed that the expected build time for the Austin circuit, with construction set to begin in December, is 24 months.

But lawyer Richard Suttle, representing race organiser Tavo Hellmund, said the project is still right on schedule.

Indeed, at a meeting of the City of Austin’s environmental board on Wednesday, the first approvals for the circuit’s plans were granted.

“This project is on track, it’s on schedule with the help from the city and the county that we’ve (received),” Suttle told local KVUE News.

“We’ve been able to stay on track and we’re definitely on schedule, if not ahead,” he added.


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