Austin USGP 2012 Race Date: June? November?

Update 08/10/2011: is reporting that Bernie Ecclestone has “confirmed” that the race will be in November. However, the final vote may be made at a conference later this year.

[Video] Today’s big Austin Grand Prix news was from, titled “2012 Formula One calendar set for major overhaul.” Though the official race calendar will not be voted on until the end of this year, rumor has it that the Austin F1 race date could be moved from June 17th to November 18th (tentative dates). In this case, it would be back-to-back with the Brazilian Grand Prix.

So, dear visitor, what does this mean for you?

Possibly the most comfortable time of year to be in Texas. Normal November temperatures range from 22°C / 72°F down to 10°C / 50°F, compared to summertime’s 41°C / 105°F. Also, November is the season for University of Texas football (the oblong kind), and Christmas bazaars begin to pop up around town. It’s also a fine time to visit the wineries in the “hill country” to the west of Austin.

Though we won’t know the final date until later this year, we can say our speculations about the race weekend may turn out to be correct – a USGP race in Autumn. The main issue at the moment is the teams’ vote to approve the calendar, which would include three sets of back-to-back races at the end of the season, Austin included. This will need to be resolved before the teams go along with the current schedule. will keep you updated.

If you have already booked your hotel for the June date, contact your hotel directly to inquire about the potential of a race day switch. does not handle final bookings and will not be able to change your hotel dates.
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