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Formula One to return to US, Austin, Texas to host race in 2012

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Lewis Hamilton 2007 United States Grand Prix

Indianapolis can go take a hike, a hike to Austin , Texas as that is the new venue of the formula one United States Grand prix. In a grand announcement, Bernie Ecclestone confirmed the US Grand Prix deal with Full Throttle Productions.

Bernie was ecstatic that a ‘world class facility’ will be made to host the F1 grand prix, the first time in the US. It seems like a potshot at the Indy circuit more than anything else, lets hope Hermann Tilke isnt allowed within 100 miles of the track.

“For the first time in the history of Formula One in the United States, a world-class facility will be purpose-built to host the event,” Bernie Ecclestone was quoted.

“This will be the first time a facility is constructed from the ground up specifically for Formula One in the US.”

Meanwhile the promoters of the event, Full Throttle productions were also thrilled at their new venture.

“We are extremely honored and proud to reach an agreement with the F1 Commercial Rights Holder,” said Tavo Hellmund, of Full Throttle Productions.

“We have been diligently working together for several years to bring this great event to Austin, the state of Texas and back to the United States. All parties involved have a great amount of trust and confidence in each other and are committed to establishing the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Tex., as a prestigious global event.”

Its definitely good news that the race is getting back to one of the most powerful countries in the world and American F1 fans will get a chance to see their heroes live again.

Written by Formula One Addict

May 26th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Hermann Tilke : Must Read || Hilariously Funny


Early Years

Tilke founded Tilke Formula-One-Tracks-Engineering-And-Destruction in 1984, combining skills in architecture, engineering and the undeviating obedience of a small lap dog to provide complete solutions for motor racing and waste disposal projects.

Tilke is most famous for his work re-designing classic tracks, such as the A1-Ring in Austria, Hockenheimring in Germany and the Martian Tracks on Zulu islands (classified) , creating blander and more generic F1 circuits than ever before. Not content with conquering and Tilke-fying established tracks on the Formula One calendar, Tilke designed many high-profile new circuits that have been visited by the “F1 circus”, including Sepang in Malaysia, Shanghai in China and Bahrain’s F1 race track.

It is believed that the new Tilke Circuit will be set in the VVIP area of New Delhi for the Indian Grand Prix, for this he had proposed to destroy India Gate and other Indian monuments of great importance, thankfully the money offered was not enough for these changes to be done as bulldozer costs in India are too high. He is also said to have proposed that the Turkish Grand Prix henceforth be called the Tilkish Grand Prix, the suggestion is on the final steps of approval thanks to the grand daddy of formula one Bernie Ecclestone who is now the dictator of the Turkish formula one Circuit.

Passionate Work

Many claim that Tilke’s art lies in using the veil of “safety improvements” as consent to have his way with once popular racing tracks. Some (Read :Everyone else) also believe that his signature long straights followed by slow, tight hairpins (or as he calls them: “overtaking zones”) are designed purely to frustrate drivers and viewers alike. He is said to have been paid millions by brake pad manufacturers for these hairpins. The hairpin manufacturer’s association has also asked for a share in this.

A critical key to Tilke’s success is his firm alliance with Formula One supremo F?1/4hrer, Bernie Ecclestone. In such a farcical domain where what Bernie says goes, Tilke’s sycophantic talents remains virtually unparallelled. Tilke couldn’t pander to Ecclestone any better if he painted himself black and white and ate bamboo all day sitting in China.
The Future

With the awarding of contracts to perform work on the Catalunya, Monza, Nurburgring, Silverstone, Mars and the Moon circuits, Tilke’s bloodlust borders on unquenchable. Seemingly, it’s another day, another abhorrent radical overhaul, followed by a stroll down pitlane picking up whatever loose change falls out of Ecclestone’s pockets as he shuffles along. His estimated earnings from Bernie’s loose change amounts to millions its believed. Tilke’s evenings are often spent in his very own custom-built pool, designed by Sir Scrooge McDuck on the lines of his treasury as shown in the cartoon, reality.
Source : Uncyclopedia with lots of own inputs. All comments are fake if you haven’t yet figured it out. Any resemblance to any fictional/non-fictional person living or dead is entirely co-incidental

If you love funny formula one, also see Honda’s new Dumbo Ear Wings !


Written by Formula One Addict

May 7th, 2007 at 8:47 am

Its Official : Tilke wants Rajpath to be Indian formula one track


Herman Tilke and Sheila Dikshit

If anyone here in India checked out the newspaper it has details of the meeting of German Architect Herman Tilke with Delhi’s Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Hot on the heels of the visit by Ralf Schumacher to New Delhi, Herman Tilke was in town. Apparently he was invited by Vijay Mallya and the Kingfisher group. Here is what Herman Tilke said

“We’d like to position New Delhi as a formula one street circuit with the track moving around India Gate down to Rajendra Prasad road. We think its a perfect track for formula one racing. We have already met the Delhi CM once and will be meeting her again to further discuss the matter (Indian Formula One Grand Prix).”

Another option for the f1 track is a 200 acre plot near Noida which falls under the National Capital Region of Delhi.

Also the track will need an initial investment of 100-120 million USD, but the first race itself is expected to generate around 180-200 million USD in formula one revenue. For photos of India Gate and the proposed track , see our previous post on the proposed Indian F1 GP circuit :

Delhi’s proposed street circuit for formula one

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April 29th, 2007 at 5:36 am

Delhi’s Proposed Street Circuit


For a boy born and brought up in New Delhi, there is always an air of magic about Rajpath – India Gate, lush lawns, open and wide roads, the VVIP area of New Delhi , its seriously the best place one can hope to live in. And now its being planned to bring a race to this beautiful area. Utterly romantic if you ask me ! People not from Delhi can only imagine the grandness of this area. Here are some pictures for you.


Rajpath Indian F1

Rajpath Indian F1

If there is a race here, its seriously going to be one of the best circuits, but lets see what comes off it. Indian Grand Prix- New Delhi of formula one may just be reality from 2009.
Images Credit : Their Respective Authors

Written by Formula One Addict

March 30th, 2007 at 4:57 pm

Indian Grand Prix at Delhi in 2009 ?


The title is enough to excite the formula one fan in me , thats because i live in Delhi. Apparently news websites have been soming up with stories that the Delhi Government is keen to have an Indian Grand Prix , more importantly a New Delhi Grand Prix. It will be a dream come true for millions of Formula One fans in India like me whose dream is to watch a live formula one grand prix (mine was to watch one live with michael schumacher racing , but you cant have your cake and eat it too)

The move would make commercial sense too as Formula One in India has grown leaps and bounds in terms of viewership as well as commercial merchandising. Moreover a large number of Indian companies seem poised to be associated with F1 , TCS already makes software for Ferrari, Kingfisher sponsors Toyota F1 team and the TATA group sponsors the Williams F1 team.

Written by Formula One Addict

January 14th, 2007 at 7:15 am

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