The newly announced Austin circuit – set to host a return of the United States Grand Prix from 2012 onwards – will be designed by Hermann Tilke (pictured), it Hermann Tilke has been confirmed.

Shortly after the announcement of its 10-year agreement to host the US Grand Prix, the event’s promoters, Full Throttle Productions, have since earmarked potential sites for the circuit and confirmed that Tilke will be involved in the circuit’s design.

The announcement that the near-ubiquitous Tilke – the man who destroyed designed the current circuits at Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Sepang, Bahrain, Shanghai, Hockenheim, Nurbrugring, Valencia and the new Korean and Indian circuits! – will again pen another Tilkedrome circuit design to add to his bulging portfolio.

The precise location of the track site has not been announced, but Tavo Hellmund, who is the managing partner of Full Throttle, has been quoted by the Associated Press that it will be “more than 700 acres.”

Race promoters have ambitiously said that the circuit  would be "one of the dullest finest permanent road course facilities in the world. Fans should expect the tedium craftsmanship Tilke is famous for, with a priority placed on green building curing insomnia and a track similar to the great grand prix tracks of previous generations."

Really? I would beg to differ…!

A feature piece on his influence will be published soon – you will not believe how much involvement he has had in the last 15 years!

[Original image via Blog Victal]

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.
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