For the first time in five years, Formula-1 Racing returns to the U.S. this weekend and the drivers will be climbing behind the wheel at a new track in Texas. And a Lone Star Olympic legend is helping train members of one international team.
Federal officials will do air quality flyovers of the Central Texas racetrack where the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix will be held Sunday.
The track is under construction outside of Austin. The cheapest tickets allow access to grassy areas located around the track, with higher prices for the grandstands.
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.
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.
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone says the U.S. Grand Prix could be removed from the 2012 calendar because construction of the Texas race track was halted.
What could be more exciting than racing a scale version of a Formula One racer? What about starting by designing it from scratch.
A Formula One race track in Austin takes two big steps, a location and a major investor.
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