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US Grand Prix site on schedule

ESPNF1 Staff
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US Grand Prix organiser Tavo Hellmund and his construction workforce only broke ground on the site in January © US Grand Prix

The promoters of the United States Grand Prix say that construction on the new circuit is on schedule, despite clearing work only just being completed.

The track outside Austin is due to host its first grand prix next year and the new circuits in the US and India are being closely monitored following the late completion of the Korean International Circuit for its 2010 race. In Texas, the track outline has already been marked out, and will feature the third greatest change in elevation on the Formula One calendar as the circuit makes use of the contours of the original land.

Despite a lack of any further visible progress, spokesman Jeff Hahn says that all targets have so far been met.

"Right now as it stands, all of our construction milestones are on track," Hahn said. "It's an aggressive schedule. 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."