Hermann Tilke Unveils Formula 1 Racetrack Design in US

2 September 2010 (Last Updated September 2nd, 2010 18:30)

German architect Hermann Tilke has unveiled the design for the Formula 1 race track to be developed in Austin, US. The track is 3.4 miles in length, between 39ft and 52ft in width with over 20 turns across a landscape that changes in elevation by 133ft. Race cars are es

German architect Hermann Tilke has unveiled the design for the Formula 1 race track to be developed in Austin, US.

The track is 3.4 miles in length, between 39ft and 52ft in width with over 20 turns across a landscape that changes in elevation by 133ft.

Race cars are estimated to reach a top speed of about 200mph on the track, the design of which has been inspired by traditional race tracks.

The Austin F1 track will be located on a 900-acre site and will be built according to green building standards.

Funds for the racing facility will be secured from Red McComb, founder of Red McCombs Automotive Group and Bobby Epstein, a general partner of Prophet Capital Management.

The scheme will also serve as a research and development area for surrounding universities, according to impactnews.com.