Formula 1's race director, Charlie Whiting visited Austin's Circuit of The Americas outside Austin, Texas following the Canadian Grand Prix, an pronounced himself pleased with progress made on the purpose-built facility and its 3.4-mile racing circuit, which will host its first United States Grand Prix Nov. 16-18.
“It is clear that the significant resources Circuit of The Americas has committed to completing this facility on time and to FIA specifications is making a difference,” Whiting said. “The more than 500 construction workers on site daily are making great progress, and I plan to return to Austin at the end of August for an update. My formal pre-race inspection is set for Sept. 25, which is 60 days before the scheduled start of the Grand Prix.
"From the world-class motorsports facilities and fan areas to the racecourse itself, which promises to be one of the most challenging new additions to our season, I believe Circuit of The Americas has the ability to put on a great show and spectacular grand prix in its inaugural year. I look forward to my next visit in August.”