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The United States Grand Prix has had a rocky time over the past few months, but good news has filtered out today with an agreement between organisers and Bernie Ecclestone. Construction work at the Circuit of the Americas is also back on, with work ready to resume immediately.
Ecclestone had previously given the circuit a deadline of a week to come up with an amicable agreements, and boss Red McCombs said: “Mr Ecclestone received his check today... Our investors have believed all along that this project has tremendous benefit for our region, and provides a strong economic engine for the future. We remain committed to reaching our goal...”
The news comes just as the FIA reveal the ratified 2012 calendar - with the US Grand Prix firmly on it in November. There are no changes, actually, from the provisional calendar. Turkey is still dropped, and the Bahrain Grand Prix is still scheduled for the end of April, the fourth round of the season.
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