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HKS Press Release Announcing Involvement in Austin's F1 track

HKS Press Release Announcing Involvement in Austin's F1 track

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HKS Joins Epic Team Assembled for theDevelopment
of F1 United States Grand Prix™ Venue
 Austin and Texas-based Companies Part of Team with Integral Roles to Build World-Class Facility
Austin, TX
November 22, 2010
Formula 1 United States™ developers announced today that Dallas
based HKS, Inc., a leading global architectural design firm and the premier architects of Americanmodern sporting facilities, and Germany
 based Tilke Engineers & Architects, the world’s leading
designer for racetrack and test facilities, will lead the local and international team assembled for theconstruction of the world
class, multipurpose facility in Austin, TX, that will be home to the Formula 1
United States Grand Prix™.
 Drawing from their collective experience and passion for sports around the world, HKS Sports &Entertain
ment Group − with more than 50 years of experience designing state
art sports venues −and Tilke Engineers & Architects − with more than 25 years of experience building modern
racetracks − are part of a dynamic team that will construct the future home of the United States’ first
built Formula 1 racetrack. Slated to host its first event in 2012, this much
anticipated Grand Prixfacility will provide a fully
integrated architectural and entertainment experience for both eventparticipants and visitors.
―The HKS Sports and Entertainment Group is extremely energized about our role in bringing the Formula1 United States venue to life,‖ said Mark Williams, principal with HKS.
―We are honored to work with
Tilke, a global leader in racetrack construction, and the entire Formula 1 United States team. Our designexpertise, coupled with this world entity, will result in a destination environment that will elevate the faceof Formula 1 United States on a global scale and further enhance one
of America’s great cities.‖
HKS is recognized as a world leader in the design and architecture of sports facilities and their global
 project experience includes Estadio Maracana − Rio de Janeiro, Acapulco's Mextenis, Torreon Mexico's
Estadio Corona, the English Premier League's Liverpool Football Stadium and a plethora of United Statesfootball, baseball, soccer and collegiate facilities. In addition to their global architecture expertise, HKS
has partnered with Dallas/Fort Worth’s professional teams inc
luding the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars,Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers.-more-
In addition, HKS is credited for the design and architecture of other professional sports team venues,including the Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins, Atlanta Braves, ChicagoWhite Sox and Detroit Tigers. HKS is committed to not only creating a world
class venue for sportingevents, but also creating a facility that is a destination experience for visitors and enhances the overallbrand.
―HKS’ leadership in the design and construction of Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas — 
the largestand most technologically advanced NFL stadium in the world
is a testament to the level of skill,experience and attention to detail they will brin
g to this facility,‖ stated Tavo Hellmund, chairman of the
Formula 1 United States Grand Prix.As a global leader in the construction of modern
day tracks, Tilke is credited for raising the bar inmotorsports design with numerous track construction projects, including Bahrain InternationalCircuit, Korean International Circuit, Sepang International Circuit, Shanghai International Circuit,Istanbul Park and YAS Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
Combining Tilke’s experience in architecture and
engineering, the Austin
based, modern
era Grand Prix track is sure to be an exhilarating experience forboth drivers and spectators alike.
―Never before has a cast been assembled in motorsports history that has the combined wealth of 
experience and knowledge that HKS and T
ilke bring to this project,‖ said Hellmund.
―Having industry
leaders in sports facility architecture and design raises the bar for future motorsports facilities in thiscountry and around the world. We are pleased that a collaboration of this caliber will take place in
 Several other Austin and Texas
based companies
Red, 3 Point Partners, Walter P. Moore,Kimley
Horn and Associates, Miro Rivera Architects, Carlson Brigance & Doering, Inc., TerraconConsultants, Inc., Horizon Environmental Services, Inc., Michael E. James and Associates, Inc., Armbrust& Brown, Kaminski Interests, Inc., MBC Consultants, Inc. and Haynes
Waters − have been
retained to work on the Formula 1 United States project and each play an essential role in the completionof this facility.In addition to the 3.4
mile circuit that combines 133 feet of elevation change and 20 turns, the Austinfacility will include additional visitor attractions such as a driving/riding experience and seminar/banquetbuilding, motorsports driving club, kart track and a large multipurpose fan engagement area.

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