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The Austin circuit failure before even being built?

The Circuit of the Americas, a suburb of Austin, the capital of Texas, must present the Formula 1 Grand Prix of the United States in November of next year. But after having accumulated delays from the first shovelful of earth construction were downright arrested this week and no one can predict if they will return one day.

At the root of all this, several problems, one of which is the main dispute that pits the future Grand Prix promoter Tavo Hellmund to the company in charge of building the circuit. This company has invested in the project some 300 million U.S., thanks in part to the financial support of business Red McCombs and Bobby Epstein men, and henceforth to reclame Hellmund that he cede the contract signed with promoter Bernie Ecclestone.

In the stride, the State of Texas has announced that it would not pay the promised 25 million grant as the first Grand Prix would not have been hassle, no doubt fearing that taxpayer money disappears in a eventual failure of the site.

Jeff Hahn, spokesman of the Circuit of the Americas, we have confirmed the situation but at the same time said he was "optimistic and do not think holding the F1 Grand Prix will be affected." With construction machinery to the stop and a conflict between builder and developer, it is difficult even when not to call into question the future event ...

Will there be an F1 Grand Prix in Austin in 2012, should keep this test in spite of the situation calendar? This is the question which will try to answer the members of the World Council of the International Federation which shall meet in India early December.

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