United States Grand Prix organizers are hard to try change current 2013 race schedule, to avoid a scheduling clash with a University of Texas home football game. The organizers expecting that may be these two events will create huge traffic and lower spectators’ numbers.
On Wednesday FIA’s World Motor Sport Council released a 2013 calendar that keeps the United States Grand Prix, November second week 15-17.
US Grand Prix qualifying date will conflict with University of Texas home football game. University of Texas home football game scheduled for Nov. 16.
Last month Austin made a fantastic inaugural race, and it was hugely succeed. Circuit of the Americas drew more than 117,000 fans on race day. Football games typically draw 100,000-plus fans to Royal-Memorial Stadium. American-Statesman said.
“Circuit of the Americas has expressed our strong preference for an alternate race date in 2013,” Chairman Bobby Epstein explained Wednesday to the American-Statesman.
“We understand that setting a global calendar can be very challenging, involves many factors and is out of our control. We feel confident that Formula One has taken our concerns seriously and is working earnestly towards a collective solution. Ultimately, our 2013 race date may remain as it currently stands.”