F1’s championship duel between Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso heads to the season-ending race in Brazil after those two finished second and third Sunday at the U.S. Grand Prix.
The new track built for Formula One’s U.S. Grand Prix has been given the go-ahead for the Nov. 18 race.
Workers have excavated about 85 percent of the Circuit of the Americas track near Austin and they expect to start putting down the first layers of asphalt in April.
The U.S. Grand Prix has been included on the 2012 Formula One calendar, despite fears that the race in Austin would be cut for financial reasons.
Organizers of the proposed U.S. Grand Prix in Texas face a Wednesday deadline to guarantee its long-term financial backing or lose the race for 2012.