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We head to the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas for a behind the scenes look at the groundbreaking new racetrack. Director of Technology Mike Craddock explains how a facility-wide IP network makes COTA a "smart" track, while Director of Sustainability Edgar Farrera outlines COTA's environmental measures and non-automotive uses. Then, Bradley takes his turn on the challenging course in a 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG--the official safety car of Formula 1.
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f16engmgr

7 minute commercial about the track. Driver was a joke. They may have mentiond the cost but somebody has some deep pockets. Hope they survive. Entreprenuer built track in KY halfway between Cincinnati & Louisville just off I-71. Never made it to open. Blugrass Motorsports AKA DriveBluegrass.com supposedly has settled with the court. They may restart construction with Derek Daly signature 2.2 mile track. Stay tuned.

February 05 2013 at 9:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tangledjewels

No everything MUST be nascar.. dear gawd...LOL

February 05 2013 at 4:56 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
orvilcracker

Who all is going to be racing on this track?

February 05 2013 at 4:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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recorby

Formula 1, among others. The most technologically advanced racing cars in the world. Speeds as fast as NASCAR, but on left and right hand corners, sweepers, hairpins, etc. Engines rev at almost 20,000 RPM.

February 05 2013 at 10:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wongtpa

Nice facility. Hope they succeed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 05 2013 at 4:29 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
darkhorselis

should be some great racing on this track.........3

February 05 2013 at 4:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cgold13702

Put this track on the NASCAR circut. I would actually watch a road race on this track

February 05 2013 at 3:59 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Steve Donie

Come on down and see the Aussie V8 Supercars. They are very similar to NASCAR in terms of power-weight, they really like to mix it up and bang together like NASCAR, but all the races are on road circuits. I think it will be really cool.

February 11 2013 at 12:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wlxqsme

WTF? No NASCAR????

February 05 2013 at 2:13 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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punished_drums

Nascar does NOT deserve to be anywehere near C.O.T.A.

February 05 2013 at 5:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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recorby

The green-teeth crowd doesn't think it's really racing if there's no door-bangin'.

February 05 2013 at 10:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
copyjock

What a waste!
Where is the one complete lap video?
Instead we get some doofus and a promo of the facility.
It's a RACE TRACK -- do one lap with a driver who knows what to do.
David White
Chicago

February 05 2013 at 2:02 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
instyjc

Not quite like the Gran Prix I saw Jimmy Clark, Graham Hill and others at my first Formula One race at Watkins Glen in 1964

February 05 2013 at 1:17 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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recorby

I was at that race, too. This track is a little more advanced, as are the cars.

February 05 2013 at 10:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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