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Formula 1

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, December 7th, 2011

Breaking News: Formula One gets green light

The promoters and track owners trying to put on a Formula One race in Austin apparently overcame their differences just in time — the F1 race for November 2012 is officially on the calendar.