Organisers of the 2012 United States Grand Prix have named their track the ‘Circuit of the Americas’.

One of the most inviting aspects of the name is the word ‘Americas.

It reflects Austin’s ideal location at the crossroads of North America from north to south, east to west. Also, it speaks to their state as a centre of commerce and cultural exchange in this hemisphere.

There has been no American driver in Formula 1 since Scott Speed left the sport in 2007. However the presence of Mexican Sergio Perez may help attract foreign fans.

The track will be able to accommodate up to 120,000 spectators and will also host the 2013 round of the Moto GP championship.

Are there any F1 fans in the US on here would be great to hear from you.

Damian