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Race details[1]
Race 18 of 19 in the 2013 Formula One season
Austin Formula One circuit.svg
Layout of the Circuit of the Americas
Date 18 (18-11), 2013
Official name 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix[1]
Location Circuit of the Americas
Travis County, Austin, Texas
Course Permanent racing facility
5.516 km (3.427 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 56 laps, 308.896 km (191.912 mi)</td></tr>

The 2013 United States Grand Prix (formally the 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix)[1] will be a Formula One motor race held at the Circuit of the Americas in Travis County], near Austin, Texas on November 17, 2013. The race, run over fifty-six laps, will be the penultimate round of the 2012 championship.[2]

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BackgroundEdit

After a troubled construction period that saw a stop-work order issued in November 2011,[3] and the threat of the race being removed from the Formula One calendar altogether,[4] construction laid the final layer of tarmac on September 21.[5] The circuit passed its final pre-race inspection on September 25, allowing the race to go ahead as planned.[6][7] By comparison, the most-recent additions to the Formula One calendar – the Korea International Circuit in South Korea and the Buddh International Circuit in India – were only completed in the days leading up to their inaugural races.[8][9] The event was not the first Formula One Grand Prix in the state of Texas- the one-off Dallas Grand Prix was held in July 1984 and the event was exasperated by the extremely high temperatures of a Texas summer.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. http://www.formula1.com/races/in_detail/united_states_882//. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  2. Collantine, Keith (December 7, 2011). "United States Grand Prix remains on unchanged 2012 F1 calendar". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2011/12/07/united-states-grand-prix-remains-unchanged-2012-f1-calendar/. Retrieved April 7, 2012. 
  3. Collantine, Keith (November 15, 2011). "Circuit of the Americas halts construction in contract dispute". F1 Fanatic. Keith Collantine. http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2011/11/15/circuit-americas-halts-construction-contract-dispute/. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  4. Parkes, Ian (November 16, 2011). "US Grand Prix on verge of being axed claims Bernie Ecclestone". The Independent (UK: Independent Print Ltd.). http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/motor-racing/us-grand-prix-on-verge-of-being-axed-claims-bernie-ecclestone-6262988.html. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  5. "COTA Completes Track Pavement With Success". CircuitOfTheAmericas.com (Circuit of the Americas). September 21, 2012. http://circuitoftheamericas.com/articles/cota-completes-track-pavement-with-success. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  6. "Charlie Whiting happy with Circuit de the Americas' progress". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). June 13, 2012. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/100332. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  7. "Texas circuit gets FIA's green light". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). September 26, 2012. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/102859/. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  8. Noble, Jonathan (October 20, 2010). "Q & A: Hermann Tilke on Korean GP". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Archived from the original on October 23, 2010. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/87545. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  9. Noble, Jonathan (October 27, 2011). "Formula 1 did the right thing in coming to India, says Ross Brawn". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/95698. Retrieved September 16, 2012. 


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