REMINDER: Tickets for the 2014 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX at Circuit of The Americas™ go on sale today at noon CT

AUSTIN, Texas (April 4, 2014) – Don’t forget that tickets for the 2014 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX (F1 USGP) at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) go on sale today at noon CT This year’s three-day event takes place Oct. 31 through Nov. 2.

Three-day passes for the 2014 F1 USGP start at $169 and include tickets to Friday’s practice sessions, Saturday’s practice and qualifying sessions and Sunday’s grand prix. F1 USGP tickets can be purchased online at www.circuitoftheamericas.comwww.ticketmaster.com and via phone at 800.745.3000. Single-day tickets for the Austin grand prix will go on sale this summer.


Highlights for this year’s sports and entertainment spectacle include a robust schedule of support races, an F1 driver showcase with free autograph and interview sessions, enhanced fan hospitality areas throughout the venue, and a post-race track invasion and concert in the Austin360 Amphitheater. Fans who make their travel plans early will find more affordable hotel rooms available through COTA’s online hotel booking portal,http://circuitoftheamericas.com/bookaroom.

 

2014 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX TICKET PRICES
TICKET TYPE THREE-DAY PASS
General Admission $169
Reserved Grandstand Bleachers (Turns 3, 4, 5, 9, 11) $299
Reserved Grandstand Bleachers (Turn 12) $499
Reserved Premium Seats (MGS Lower, MGS East & West, Turns 1,15) $550 to $675
Reserved Premium Seats (MGS Mezzanine or Club Level) $1,000 to $1,200

 

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About Circuit of The Americas
Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, is the home of world championships and a world-class destination for premium sports and entertainment. COTA has been nominated as the 2014 “Sports Facility of the Year” by SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.  The same publication named COTA’s annual marquee event, theFORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, “Sports Event of the Year” for 2013.  Additionally, COTA is the new North American home for the summer edition of ESPN’s X Games.  More than one million visitors come to COTA each year for events such as MotoGP™, United Sportscar Racing, the FIA World Endurance Championships, business and social functions, and more than 20 performances at the venue’s acclaimedAustin360 Amphitheater, winner of Pollstar’s “Best New Major Concert Venue” award for 2013.  COTA’s 1,500-acre campus includes a variety of permanent structures, including a 44,000-square foot Event Center, an impressive Main Grandstand with hospitality suites and the Velocity Lounge, a 270,000-square foot Paddock Building with 34 garages, and an iconic 25-story Observation Tower at the heart of the facility. For more information and downloadable video and photos, visit: www.CircuitofTheAmericas.com,www.Austin360Amphitheater.com or COTA’s dedicated FTP site, media.circuitoftheamericas.com. Follow COTA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CircuitofTheAmericas and Twitter @circuitamericas  and@COTAmedia.

Tickets for the 2014 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX at Circuit of The Americas™ on sale April 4

AUSTIN, Texas – With the new season of Formula 1™ racing now underway, fans can purchase tickets for the 2014 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX (F1 USGP) at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) on Friday, April 4, beginning at noon CT.Three-day passes for this year’s F1™ event start at $169 and include tickets to Friday’s practice sessions, Saturday’s practice and qualifying sessions and Sunday’s grand prix.  F1 USGP tickets can be purchased online at www.circuitoftheamericas.comwww.ticketmaster.com and via phone at800.745.3000.  Single-day tickets for the Austin grand prix will go on sale this summer.
“We look forward to welcoming Formula 1 fans from around the world back to Austin, Texas, for another incredible weekend of world-class racing and entertainment served up Texas-style,” COTA President and Chief Executive Officer Jason Dial said. “Just two races into the new season, and we’re already seeing the significant impact the new car designs and engines are having on the competition.  You really can’t take anything for granted this season. That means the F1 USGP will be another must-attend race for diehard fans, eager to see how the new cars take to our demanding track in Austin.“The strong interest in our race isn’t limited to long-time F1 enthusiasts. The huge party atmosphere surrounding the on-track action is a big reason why the F1 USGP has proven to be one of the most popular events on the F1 schedule,” Dial continued. “We offer fans a state-of-the-art venue, which was just nominated as 2014’s ‘Sports Facility of the Year.’  Drivers love our 3.4-mile, Grade 1 circuit. We surround our great racing with non-stop activities and entertainment for fans of all ages.  And we make sure the celebration continues in downtown Austin throughout grand prix weekend withAustin Fan Fest, a massive street party that has become a fan favorite. The Formula 1 United States Grand Prix is one of the biggest sports parties of the year, and we’re eager to show our members and guests another fantastic time this fall.”This year’s highlights include a robust schedule of support races, an F1 driver showcase with free autograph and interview sessions, enhanced fan hospitality areas throughout the venue, and a post-race track invasion and concert in the Austin360 Amphitheater. Fans who make their travel plans early will find more affordable hotel rooms available through COTA’s online hotel booking portal,http://circuitoftheamericas.com/bookaroom.

BUY THE BEST SEATS NOW!

At the track, spectators looking for the best seats will again find them in the Main Grandstand and Turns 1 and 15. Seats in these areas sellout first, and fans are encouraged to purchase these seats now while inventory is available.

Reserved bleacher seats in the Turn 12 grandstand, a fan favorite due to its direct view of the Back Straight, which is the primary passing area of the track, are $499 for a three-day pass.

The natural elevation of the circuit’s east side gives the three-day reserved bleacher seats at Turns 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11 breath-taking views of the on-track action, including the track’s sweeping “esses,” and this year are uniformly priced at $299 per person.

2014 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX TICKET PRICES

TICKET TYPE THREE-DAY PASS
General Admission $169
Reserved Grandstand Bleachers (Turns 3, 4, 5, 9, 11) $299
Reserved Grandstand Bleachers (Turn 12) $499
Reserved Premium Seats (MGS Lower, MGS East & West, Turns 1,15) $550 to $675
Reserved Premium Seats (MGS Mezzanine or Club Level) $1,000 to $1,200

 

Formula 1 US Grand Prix Weekend in Photos

Formula 1 US Grand Prix Weekend in Photos

Classic Cars from the Driver’s Parade

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Ferrari Challenge

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US Grand Prix

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Vettel wins Eighth Straight Formula 1 Race

2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX

AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 17, 2013) – A massive crowd of 113,162 race fans watched Formula 1™ racing’s new driving powerhouse, Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel, make history, as the 2013 World Champion driver scored his eighth consecutive Grand Prix victory at Circuit of The Americas (COTA). In doing so, the 26-year-old German topped the record of seven consecutive wins set by his racing idol, Michael Schumacher, who retired after the 2012 season.

Sebastian Vettel wave to the crowd during victory lap at the US Grand Prix

Vettel has claimed 12 races so far in 2013 and can extend his winning streak to nine if all goes well in next weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix, the final race of the season.

Lotus F1 driver Romain Grosjean claimed the second spot on the podium, while Vettel’s teammate, Mark Webber, took third. Red Bull took home the constructor’s trophy for the race, having already secured the Constructor’s World Championship title two races ago in India.

Pitfull performed following the Grand Prix

The attendance for COTA’s second Formula 1 Grand Prix was 250,324, with 58,276 fans attending Friday’s practice sessions and 78,886 turning out for Saturday’s qualifying rounds.  Following Sunday’s feature race, musical artist Pitbull entertained the crowd with many of his hit songs.

Starting grid set for 2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX

Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel

AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 16, 2013) – Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel continued to dominate his Formula 1™ racing rivals by taking the pole for the 2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, while 78,886 fans soaked up the warm temperatures and hot competition at Circuit of The Americas.

2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX

Red Bull Racing’s Mark Webber

The young German driver, who has already claimed the Formula One™ World Champion drivers’ title for the 2013 season, turned in a sizzling lap time of 1:36.338 to claim pole position for the Nov. 17 Austin Grand Prix.  Vettel and his support team were clearly enjoying the qualifying rounds. At one point, one of his engineers used the phrase “shake-and-bake” over the radio—a reference to the character of “Ricky Bobby” in the popular American motorsports comedy Talladega Nights.

Vettel’s teammate Mark Webber finished only one-tenth of a second behind, making it an all-Red Bull front row. Frenchman Romain Grosjean of the Lotus F1 Team rounded out the top three spots on Sunday’s starting grid.

Spanish Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso

Spanish Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso

Circuit of The Americas opens for Sunday’s Grand Prix at 7:30 a.m. CT. Included in the price of admission to Sunday’s activities is a free Pitbull concert following the F1 race at approximately 3 p.m., as well as a free track invasion, allowing fans to explore sections of the 3.4-mile, Grade 1 circuit.

Romain Grosjean of the Lotus Renault team

Romain Grosjean of the Lotus Renault team

Tickets for the 2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX are available for purchase at Circuit of The Americas’ Grand Plaza Ticket Office.  Single-day passes are available and start at $129 per person for general admission to Sunday’s race.  Visit http://www.circuitoftheamericas.com/f1 for information about seating options and pricing and http://www.circuitoftheamericas.com/transportation for the latest on transportation to the circuit and parking near the track.

IMG_5713About Circuit of The Americas
Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, is a world-class destination for premium sports and entertainment. It is the first racing facility in the United States purposely built for Formula 1™ racing and is designed to host a variety of sports and entertainment events. The Circuit is home to the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, which was named the 2012 “Sports Event of the Year” by SportsBusiness Journal/Daily, and is the new North American host of the summer edition of ESPN’s X Games.  Additionally Circuit of The IMG_5719Americas welcomes spectators from around the world for some of the most prestigious national and international motorsports series, including MotoGP™, V8 Supercars™, GRAND-AM Road Racing™, American Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championships.