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Monday, November 19th, 2012

F1 race over but debate on tax breaks continues

The Formula One drivers have come and gone, and the helicopters that ferried well-heeled businessmen to Austin's new race track have fallen silent. But the debate over providing as much as $250 million in tax incentives to the race promoters is far from the finish line.

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Audio: F1 racing, explained

F1 doesn’t have a huge following in the U.S., and a lot of people may not know the first thing about the sport. Here's a crash course.

Monday, November 5th, 2012

F1 drivers to start their engines in an unlikely setting

Austin, a liberal college town and the seat of state government, is perhaps best known for its hip counterculture, live music and string of successful high-tech companies. Fast cars? Not so much.

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Audio: Plans to limit pollution from F1 race prove tricky

As the Formula One Grand Prix gears up for its Austin debut, the event has become an example of the promises and pitfalls of trying to organize a carbon-neutral sports event. In the case of F1, the...

Friday, November 18th, 2011

F1 Promoter: No Money, No Race

The man largely responsible for bringing Formula One to Texas said Thursday there won't be a Grand Prix race near Austin in November 2012 if F1 hasn't been paid first.