Formula 1 to move US Grand Prix to later date

AUSTIN, TEXAS (AP) —Formula One officials say the renewal of the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin in 2012 will likely be run in November instead of June when temperatures will be much cooler.

Tavo Hellmund, chairman of the U.S. Grand Prix, says Wednesday that pushing the race back several months is a sign Formula One wants the race to be successful.

The race date change won’t be official until the revised 2012 calendar is ratified later this year.

The change gives organizers more time to build the $200 million Circuit of the Americas track. Formula One hasn’t raced the U.S. Grand Prix since 2007 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Updated Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011