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
He might be employing architect Hermann Tilke, designer of some unpopular circuits, but it's clear who wears the trousers here. "Eighty per cent of this track has been designed by me and Kevin Schwantz [former motorcycle world champion]," Tavo says. "Most of Til-kee's clients are consortiums who don't know jack about racing. I know more about it than they ever will."
He's not kidding. Down through Turns Three to Five, the road swishes left-right-left before disappearing around a mountain of soil. Tavo has pinched this bit from Silverstone, and its curves trace the shape of the superfast esses at Maggots and Becketts.