In a pointed and sometimes emotional news conference Thursday afternoon, Tavo Hellmund, the man who brought Formula 1 to Austin 18 months ago, stated his case and tried to explain how Austin's Formula 1 Grand Prix plans went so wrong, so fast. Here are his words:
“In late spring amongst our partners, we had a view of thinking of a different direction of the way things should go. That happens, and no one’s right or wrong. That created the current friction, but nothing that would derail the project.