The new Formula 1 track in Austin, Texas, which is scheduled to host the U.S. Grand Prix starting in 2012, is to be designed by Hermann Tilke, race organizers have announced.
Shortly after revealing its 10-year deal to hold the U.S. event, Austin race promoters Full Throttle Productions have now earmarked a site for the circuit and confirmed that Tilke will be involved. The exact location of the venue has not been disclosed, but Tavo Hellmund, managing partner of Full Throttle Productions, told the Associated Press that the site was "more than 700 acres."
Hellmund also ended speculation about who would design the track by confirming that Tilke, the man behind all the most recent F1 track designs at Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Shanghai, and Sepang, will be involved.
Race promoters said the track would be "one of the finest permanent road course facilities in the world. Fans should expect the craftsmanship Tilke is famous for, with a priority placed on green building and a track similar to the great grand prix tracks of previous generations."