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
As I twirl the Vraptor's big wheel around the Turn 11 hairpin, untwirling as the apex bleeds into the long back straight, it's hard to picture how it will look. Today, it's a muddy corridor walled by mud banks, but in a few months it'll be lined by grandstands with some of the best views in F1.
"Whether it's baseball or motorsport, us Americans like to see the whole field," says Tavo. "That's why the east side of the track is elevated. From some areas, fans can see Turns 11 to 20 - that's 40 seconds of racing." He's also building a five-line highway and more loos than you could fill in a year. "It's the little things," he says. "We can't have anyone waiting to park or pee."