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The 2012 Formula 1 season saw return of grand prix racing to the United States for the first time since 2007 with an all-new venue in Austin, Texas. The Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is the first purpose-built F1 facility in the US designed for any and all classes of racing and was officially opened by the venue's ambassador and 1978 F1 world champion, Mario Andretti. Its signature element is a 5.5-kilometre (3.4-mile) Grand Prix circuit, located southeast of the Texan capital, and . The 20-turn, anticlockwise track, designed by Hermann Tilke in collaboration with American architectural firm HKS, construction of which began in January 2011, draws inspiration from the best circuits around...
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