Following the final inspection of the Circuit of the Americas, FIA’s technical delegate and Race Director Charlie Whiting has approved the track is fine to host the Formula 1 race.
Whiting walking the 3.4-mile circuit and examine all part of the race track. Especially kerbs, crash barriers, Whiting passed the circuit with the essential Grade 1 categorization required for a Formula One race. He almost spending the track 2+ hours and checking also all facilities.
“Everything that I’ve seen so far has been absolutely first class, and the progress that’s been made since the last time that I was here is amazing,” Whiting said.
“The guys have done an awesome job – it really is quite fantastic! It’s built to the highest quality, exactly as we expected, and I’ve got absolutely no complaints whatsoever. There are 3-4 corners that are very likely to see overtaking,” Whiting said.
“If you look at Turn 1, you’ll see that the turns have been designed so that they’re extremely wide and the apex is very short. It’s a very modern approach to slow corners where we hope overtaking will take place so I’m very confident it will work well.
“Turn 1 is awesome! It’s the only word I can think of to describe it, and I think drivers and teams coming here for the first time will say the same thing.”