Saturday, June 23, 2012

F1: COTA Adds Historic F1 Event To US GP Slate

Circuit of The Americas has added a Historic Grand Prix event to the support bill for the inaugural US GP in Austin.

The race will feature cars from the 1966–1983 era, many of which have also been seen at the Montreal and Indianapolis F1 events in recent years.

The cars of Historic Grand Prix encompass Formula One's Golden Era of the late 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s when the dramatic on-track action and distinctive personalities captured the imagination of a fast-growing, world-wide audience,” said Historic Grand Prix director James King. 

“HGP honors the brave drivers of these cars and the innovative designers and fabricators who crafted them without the aid of computers or wind tunnels by showcasing the authentic original cars in an exciting and colorful race at the Circuit of The Americas.”

“Historic Grand Prix is a great compliment to the USGP as it allows our fans to see the technical and innovative progression of Formula One racing cars,” said COTA executive vice president Bruce Knox. “Historic Grand Prix is a series that was widely requested by our customers, and we are pleased that it will be included as a USGP support race.” 

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