Originally Posted by Red Bread
This would be great if it were near I35, but it's truly in the middle of a bunch of country roads. The area south of the airport is rural. Just look at Silverstone to see what a pain in the ass a lack of infrastructure presents for race weekends. If Austin had plans to run the light rail out there, build some roads, use the buses, etc., it might work, but they're treating it like a burden and doing their best to avoid it. Just getting from the airport (which doesn't have rail support) to the track will be a mess even with a car.
I have two sisters that both live near downtown Austin and one's an F1 fan. I'd absolutely love for this to work out, but it's a mess.
I visit Austin often and have actually been out to the construction site. It is not as bad as you are making it out to be. It is actually very easy to get out there. Just go down the 183 and take the FM812. The city had already started construction on the FM812 adding lanes in an out.