• Sep 22, 2010
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A sample lap has been rendered of the track in Austin, Texas that's set to host the U.S. Grand Prix come 2012. Another Hermann Tilke-designed layout, the 3.4-mile circuit has 20 corners and plenty of elevation change; in fact, in some areas it looks more like a Disney ride than a venue for driving upwards of 200 mph. Since we're going to lose some European races to make room for the USGP, we hope it's good. Check it out for yourself after the jump.
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      • 4 Years Ago
      This was nice but would have been better if it was viewed from just above the driver's head looking down at the front wheels. There was too much moving around and from side to side of the car and not the track. Would also have been nice to have it shown in real time too. Looks like a nicely designed track though. I live just north of Austin so I'm excited.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That was laughably awful. No wonder nobody in Austin is excited about this...they really need to do a much better job of promotion. Can we at least get some Gran Turismo quality for a demo lap? This looks like it was made in 1994.
      • 4 Years Ago
      :sigh:

      I made something almost as good of quality when I was in kindergarten 30yrs ago on an old Apple. This recent post did a million times better job of visually describing the track.

      http://www.statesman.com/sports/formula1/promoter-unveils-f1-track-layout-890582.html
      • 4 Years Ago
      So is Rolls sponsoring this? That track looks like the SoE....sorry I haven't been following this too much lately, so I might have missed something on the track layout.
      • 4 Years Ago
      meaningless movie without correct track width -

      fail
      CrazyMike366
      • 4 Years Ago
      I do hope the track is not as narrow as this rendering would indicate. I'd like to see cars going in 2 or even 3 wide through the critical corners. It's commonplace on some other hallmark American tracks, and it'd be an entirely new challenge for F1 drivers and a brilliant spectacle for observers.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @CrazyMike366
        I think totally the opposite. All those new style wide tracks just suck. If people want to overtake, they can also do it on narrow tracks like australia or canada, but otherwise those wide tracks just loose the excitement as overtakings don't give me so much adrenalin if you have miles of track where you can place your maneuver.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Judging by the length of time required to finish the lap in that demo, I'd say the car/track scale is not quite accurate. Definitely looking forward to this race though, hopefully I'll be able to make it down.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wtf..
      Space mountain meets speed racer..I'll take my minute back too.
      Vancito
      • 4 Years Ago
      If you support Formula 1 returning to the US, join "Friends of Formula 1 Austin Texas" on Facebook and Linkedin.com
      Great commentary, pictures and anything related to the new circuit in Austin Texas.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It takes some effort to make a 3D rendering that's less informative than a red dot moving on the outline of the track.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I was expecting something decent. Also i suspect the car to track ratio may be off.

      Was this done by a high school student?
      • 4 Years Ago
      BUT THEY DONE PUT AN AMERICAN FLAG ON THAT CAR THERE, that's real purty.
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