On the track
The Circuit of the Americas construction crews continue their double shift race to complete the track in time for its late August inspection by the Formula 1 Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The circuit is certainly coming together and COTA officials remain confident it will be ready.
While there's still dirt on the real track, Game designer Stephen Hood and the SIM developers at Inside SIM Racing have been working to give race fans a peek into what it will be like to drive a faster than lightning, louder than thunder Formula 1 rocket on that track at 200 mph. The feeling is... well... intoxicating.
Inside SIM released three laps and that's just not enough. You'll find yourself playing this five minute YouTube video over and over.
Never fear — the release is a trailer for the new F1 2012 video game which the company says "will bring all cars and drivers of the current Formula One World Championship season to the PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3." The game is set to be released in September.
Ticket sales for the general public will begin Sunday, June 10 but registered members can buy tickets now at the COTA website. For those who don't mind putting a little sweat equity into the race, you can go for free by signing up to be a volunteer. Details can be found at the volunteer sign-up page on the COTA website.