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US Grand Prix "subject to agreement" on 2016 calendar

The future of the struggling U.S. Grand Prix was thrown into further doubt Wednesday when the 2016 Formula One calendar listed the race as "subject to agreement" with the promoter.
Auto Racing: Formula 1 United States Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton (44) of Mercedes AMG Petronas team in action during race at Circuit of the Americas. Austin, TX 10/25/2015 CREDIT: Simon Bruty (Photo by Simon Bruty /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images) (Set Number: X160065 TK5 )

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The future of the struggling U.S. Grand Prix was thrown into further doubt Wednesday when the 2016 Formula One calendar listed the race as "subject to agreement" with the promoter.

Officials at the Circuit of the Americas have said they are financially strapped after storms wiped out much of the 2015 race weekend and by news the Texas governor's office is cutting public funding by nearly 20 percent.

The 2016 race calendar still has the race scheduled for Oct. 23 but with an asterisk. Track officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The track was built to host the race, which has run in Austin since 2012. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has won three times, including this year to clinch this third Formula One championship.

Go here to see the full 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar.

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