Mar.4 (GMM) 2012 US grand prix founder Tavo Hellmund is suing the Austin event's backers.
The latest speed-bump in the Circuit of the Americas project is Hellmund's lawsuit against Bobby Epstein and Red McCombs, claiming he would have made $500,000 per year as chairman for the next decade.Hellmund also wants "access to the ... books" and "declaration that he cannot be removed as a manager", the lawsuit claims according to the local Austin American Statesman.Hellmund did not immediately comment, while Epstein said the former promoter no longer works on the project."This is just a latest step in a pattern of behaviour," said the Circuit of the Americas in a statement."Mr Hellmund uses negative press to try and create an advantage for himself at every turn."
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