Formula One returns to the United States of America in November for the first US Grand Prix for five years and construction work is well underway.
As the Texas sun shines down and dries the Tarmac on the new Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, the track and facilities begin to take shape with the United States Grand Prix set for November 16-18, 2012.
The 5.15km purpose built circuit situated in Travis County on the outskirts of Austin is the first in the United States to be tailored specifically for Formula One and as you can see from the following photos, it's beginning to take shape with the race four months away.
The circuit was the brainchild of Kevin Schwantz, the 1993 motorbike world champion, along with promoter Tavo Hellmund and German track designer and architect Hermann Tilke, who has created a number of other F1 circuits, including Yas Marina and Sepang.
The Circuit of the Americas will be one of only a handful on the 2012 calendar to be run anti-clockwise, the others being Marina Bay, the Korean International Circuit, Yas Marina, and Interlagos.
Former Red Bull F1 star David Coulthard was one of the first to visit COTA as it was in the early stages of construction. Check out the video of DC's trip to Texas here...
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