Where’s The Best Seat For Austin F1 USGP?

Recently, track designer Peter Wahl (who is a manager partner of Tilke, the company designing the USGP Austin track), suggested where the best spot is to sit for watching & best experiencing the Austin Formula 1 experience.  In the grandstands, in what many refer to the Hockenheim section, you get the view of cars roaring down the straight, then hard on the brakes & through a series of curves.

Here’s a picture of the actual Hockenheim arena section of the track in Germany.

Hockenheim Arena - track view

Below is Mr. Wahl pointing out the ideal seating location on the 3D model of the Austin’s proposed 3.4 mile USGP Formula 1 track.

Designer Wahl picks best seat in the F1 house, for the Austin USGP

Here’s a bird’s eye view, from the track another detail, giving you a better idea of the sight lines and the area, with a different perspective.

'The Spot' to watch the USGP Austin Formula 1 Race!

Racing Ready continues to be on the lookout for these Austin USGP “gems” of information.  This will be exciting for the Texas Racing Community!


Austin F1 USGP Site Grading Plans – PROOF!

Looking for tangible proof of the seriousness of USGP Formula 1 racing in Texas?

Austin F1 USGP - Public Infrastructure Improvements

Here’s some great overview shots of the grading plan details.  This is from those individuals already involved in getting the Formula 1 race course project off the ground near Austin, Texas.  Therefore, this is proof that all of these efforts have been underway for some time!

Austin F1 USGP - General Tract plans

Many people have stated causes for concern or other negativity.  These images demonstrate that most all concerns have already been addressed:

  • Making use of the natural terrain & area plans (fauna)

Austin F1 USGP - Wetland Plant List

  • Proper preparation for good, effective site bound traffic flow

Austin F1 USGP - Traffic Infrastructure Improvement Detail

  • Knowing the gas main lines’ locations & the important undertaking of the moving them away from the main thoroughfare

Austin F1 USGP - Existing Gas Lines' Detail

  • Wetlands/Eco-conservation & promoting the local fauna (doing construction steps with emphasis on the protection and improvement of existing vegetation)

Austin F1 USGP - Cross Section of a Typical Vegetated Bench Area

In addition, the existence of all these well-developed plans demonstrates the how much advance work has already been happening.  These had to have been started much earlier this year.  This was many months prior to the formal announcement of the USGP F1 venue for Austin, back this past May 25th, 2010.

Here’s the link of the actual Detailed Austin Site Grading Plans article.

Racing Ready is more enthused of the progress & reality of this project for 2012!


2010 SCCA Solo Nationals Video Footage

Some of my fellow autocross acquaintances are ardent autocross competitors – they are more than just weekend racers (like me).  A few weeks ago, they made the looong trek to Lincoln, Nebraska to participate in the 2010 Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championship put on by the SCCA.

Doing this is a major commitment in time, travel funds & some possible additional equipment investment.  But for those that have done it, it has improved their level of competition.  They really enjoy it.  Some even bring back actual championship trophies, along with the bragging rights they have earned.  Many of the folks of the SPOKES club & some of the SASCA club are regular participants.

Here’s a good video review of the recent Championship event:

Racing Ready give an enthusiastic thumbs up to these competitors!