We drive the 2012 US GP circuit
F1 heads to the Circuit Of The Americas this weekend. But they’ve got TG's lap time to beat…
Posted: 19 Nov 2012
It all starts now, among the cactus plants and rattlesnakes seven miles south-east of downtown. The immense earthwork operation is at full steam, as two million square yards of dirt is skimmed off the face of the planet with the help of satellite positioning gear, to ensure every inch of camber is exactly as it should be.
As you read this, 3.4-miles of tarmac will be smoothed over the ground like Marmite over a giant slice of toast, providing a nice shiny surface for Schumi and his racing mates. This, then, is the birth of the FIA-approved Circuit of the Americas. And until today, nobody has driven a complete loop.