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F1 confirms autumn race in Texas

AFP-JIJI

The Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, will host the U.S. Grand Prix on Oct. 23, track chief executive Bobby Epstein said on Wednesday.

“October 21-23, the Circuit of the Americas in Austin will once again be home to the only Formula One Grand Prix in the United States,” Epstein said in a news conference, adding that this year’s race week would also feature a concert by pop diva Taylor Swift.

The race had been listed on F1’s provisional schedule with an asterisk, meaning it could still be cut from the 21-race slate, apparently because the final fees had not been paid from the circuit to the governing body.