US F1 Sets European Base in Spain
"Motorland Aragon is the ideal motorsports complex for US F1's European operation," said sporting director Peter Windsor. US F1 will reportedly use the site for testing, car development and as a logistics headquarters.
"From the excellent location and weather, to the rich racing heritage and diverse track configurations, Motorland provides America's first Formula 1 team in more than 40 years with the perfect facility to manage the 2010 season and train for 2011 and beyond."
The Motorland circuit has been designed by Hermann Tilke, whose work also includes the international circuits in Sepang, Bahrain and Shanghai, among others.
The Spanish motorsports complex consists of three main zones, based on technology, sports and leisure & culture. It has three international circuits (racing, karting and gravel) and a technology area, with the leisure and culture zone set to be finished by 2010.
"Motorland is the only facility of its kind in Europe and we're thrilled to call it our European home," said Ken Anderson, US F1 team principal.
"Between the Formula 1-inspired, Tilke-designed road course and accompanying circuits, as well as the elaborate amenities of the leisure and cultural area, Motorland is truly the perfect complex for US F1, from both competitive and business perspectives."