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Drivers welcome return of F1 to U.S.

Updated: May 27, 2010, 3:08 PM ET
Associated Press

ISTANBUL -- Formula One's drivers welcomed the return of racing to the United States, noting its success depends on putting an American driver on the starting grid.

F1 says it will race the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, starting in 2012. Teams have pushed for a return to the U.S. market since the Grand Prix was last held in Indianapolis in 2007.

The deal includes the construction of a purpose-built track that will host the race through 2021.

"It has not fully arrived, ...

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