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Austin Gets Yet Another Cool Thing Your City Didn’t: Formula 1 Race

Posted May 25 2010 11:27am


In addition to Austin City Limits, South by Southwest, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Longhorn Football games, and the greatest BBQ in the world, Austin got another event that will enable you to show up, sit down, and start drinking with no real agenda – a Formula 1 race every year for the next ten years .

The race track has yet to be built, but is expected to be completed by 2012 for the inaugural race.  And in case you guys were hoping to see those adorable cars zipping down 6th Street in front of your favorite bars, we’re sorry but it looks like the track is going to be built just outside of town in order to accommodate the crowds.

While normally this announcement wouldn’t be newsworthy, everything done in Austin is about 175% more fun than if it had been done in another city, so there’s a decent chance this could turn all those skinny-jeaned hipsters with PBR cans and “Go Metric” t-shirts into racing fans.  God help us all.

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