Well...it's officially official! Circuit of the Americas is open for business!
The opening ceremony was this weekend...highlights included Mario Andretti taking the first lap in his 1978 Championship-winning Lotus F1 car and Belgian test driver Jerome D'Ambrosio taking a few laps in a modern Lotus F1 car. Several other racing cars were in attendance to represent the other events that are scheduled for next year.
Andretti's First Lap:
I think that old Lotus has seen better days! Or maybe Andretti needs to lay off the good 'ole Texas BBQ.
And a couple of shots from the event (credit to CoTA):
Wouldn't have minded taking that Enzo for a lap!
You can see the rest of the photos and description of the event at the Circuit of the Americas website
Oh, and I'll just leave this here...