Last week I wrote about the rumors concerning the US Grand Prix scheduled for Austin in November 2012. Then, last weekend, Bernie Ecclestone told the teams at the Indian Grand Prix that there were “problems in Austin. I don't think they are struggling [with building the track] at all," he explained. "I think there has been a disagreement inside the company."
The company he was referring to is Full Throttle Productions (FTP) run by Tavo Hellmund, and the problem is the relationship FTP has with the owners and investors of Circuit of the Americas (COTA), led by Red McCombs and Bobby Epstein, and managed by CEO Steve Sexton.