A spokesperson for the Austin circuit site has insisted that construction work for the future home of the United States Grand Prix is on track, despite the Texan worksite A mock-up of the Austin GP circuitseeing little in the way of actual building work happening…

The local KVUE news station has published new video footage (see below) of the construction site, but there are still some doubts that the project will be ready to be handed over to the FIA, as stipulated, by mid next year.

Check out the state of the work site below…

Earthmovers are at work, and sections of the circuit’s outline can be seen.

“Right now as it stands, all of our construction milestones are on track,” said Jeff Hahne, whose PR firm represents the race’s promoters.

“It’s an aggressive schedule,” he admitted, when pressed about concerns that the track wouldn’t be ready on time.

“We are planning on a June 2012 opening day. Now it’s not unusual. A lot of other tracks like this have been built in the same amount of time.”

It is understood that representatives from the FIA will be visiting the site in mid-April for a progress report.

[Image via Austin Post; video via KVUE]

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.