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Work starts on Austin track

Work got under way at the site of the 2012 US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, this week.

The organisers gained conditional planning permission two weeks ago, having announced earlier in 2010 that construction would begin in December.

Ground breaking at the 970-acre site commenced this week near the future Turn 11, the local Austin American Statesman newspaper reported.

At work on Thursday was a small fleet of heavy machinery, and among the first tasks was silt fences, the drilling of holes for earth samples, and the staking out of the layout by vegetation shredders.

Organisers have said F1 authorities are advising them to have the circuit ready by June 2012, raising expectations that the race will be paired on the calendar with the Canadian GP.


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