On the third week of November, race fans from all around the world gather in Austin, Texas for the 2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™. And with this city hosting such a large race, it only makes sense that the entire weekend is filled with big events!
Take a look at all the race weekend has to offer so you can plan your ultimate F1™ USGP trip!
Thursday Night Circuit Tour and Party, featuring Taylor Hicks and Mario Andretti, hosted by Circuit of The Americas Experiences (COTAE)
With this concierge extra, you and your group will gain exclusive access to a behind-the-scenes tour of Circuit of The Americas™, allowing you to see the track up close, the Tower, the medical vehicles, and even the trophies!
After the tour, you’re invited to a private party inside the COTAE Legends Club where you can enjoy heavy hors d’oevres and an open bar. American Idol® winner, Taylor Hicks, will be performing and you can even meet racing legend, Mario Andretti! Transportation provided from select hotels.
Lunch with a Legend, featuring Sir Jackie Stewart
On Friday, you’re given the opportunity to have lunch with racing legend, Sir Jackie Stewart, inside the Circuit of The Americas Experiences’ Legends Club, the trackside hospitality venue. You’ll enjoy a gourmet lunch and complimentary beer, wine and champagne while Stewart is interviewed about his racing skills and safety contributions to the sport.
Afterward, you’ll attend a Meet & Greet with Stewart and you’ll receive an autographed photo.
The Motostalgia Gala, held at the Austin Convention Center, is an event allowing you to preview the incredible auction cars. Your group is encouraged to dress-up, representing your favorite time period from the 1920s to the 1960s, to support the vintage fashion of the cars.
During the gala, you’ll get to enjoy a live performance by David Garibaldi and music from Hale Baskin and Her Jazz Addiction. There will also be heavy hors d’ouevres and several cocktails available.
Also attending the Motostalgia Gala are actor, Val Kilmer, from Batman Forever, Tombstone and Top Gun, actress, Nichole Galicia, from Django Unchained, actor, Rick Yune, from Olympus Has Fallen, Jake LaMotta, one of boxing’s most celebrated and influential celebrities, and Michael Bush, Michael Jackson’s longtime costume designer.
Saturday & Sunday
Legends Club Hospitality, featuring Esteban Gutiérrez
The Legends Club hospitality venue is only available through Circuit of The Americas Experiences Official Ticket Packages and is open both race days. F1™ brings in large crowds and the track can get a little hectic. This covered, in-track hospitality venue offers an escape from the crowds and the Texas elements so your group can meet-up and relax.
Inside the Legends Club, you’ll have the opportunity to meet racing legend, Esteban Gutiérrez, while enjoying a premium open bar, gourmet food buffets, comfortable seating, race simulators, closed circuit TV coverage of the race, and more!
Celebrity Skybox Hospitality
Do you want to experience Formula 1™ like a celebrity with celebrities? Then the Celebrity Skybox is for you! Inside this hospitality venue, you’ll have hosted service and amenities while you watch the races and mingle with A-list celebrities.
Val Kilmer, Nichole Galicia, Taboo, Rick Yune and Jake LaMotta are all confirmed to be in the Skybox so far, with more celebrities on the way! Don’t miss your chance to do F1™ with no velvet ropes!
You and your group will also have exclusive access to the Legends Club hospitality, where you’ll find an open bar and gourmet food available.
All Weekend (Friday-Sunday)
Formula 1™ boasts big parties with tons of inclusions and celebrity sightings. The best part? You’re invited! Friday through Sunday night the following nightclubs are hosting big blow-outs where you can find Hollywood stars, professional athletes, F1™ racing legends and more!
General admission to each party guarantees an open bar for the evening and if you’re going with a large group, you can get a VIP table with even more drink inclusions!
Now that you’ve learned about all the exclusive parties and VIP events taking place during the 2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ weekend, it’s time to plan your experience! What will you add to your F1™ experience?