Axel Gerdau Axel Gerdau is a freelance video journalist and producer for The New York Times in New York City. He has also produced, shot and edited videos for KUT, the PBS NewsHour, WDR/German television, and The Texas Tribune. http://www.axelgerdau.com Video: German Designers Show Off Austin's F1 Racetrack By Axel Gerdau • Sep 14, 2012 Two months before the checkered flag at Austin's Formula 1 United States Grand Prix gets waved for the first time, KUT News got an exclusive look at the track. Our guides: two German engineers, whose company Tilke has had a hand in building half of all current Formula 1 racetracks around the world. This video was produced for KUT News by Axel Gerdau, and shot by Daniel Deloach and Gerdau.