What Time Does The F1 United States Grand Prix Start?

The 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship®The 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship® is currently making its way around the world and thousands of fans are getting their opportunity to experience the fastest and most glamorous sport in the world!

As months progress and the championship gets closer to returning to Austin, Texas, for the UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, we’ve gotten one question over and over again, “What time does the F1™ USGP start?” If you’ve wondered this yourself, you’ve come to the right place my friend!

The 2015 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ is taking place Oct. 23, 24, and 25 in the Lone Star State’s most eclectic city, Austin.

However, through COTA experiences, your F1™ weekend begins on Thursday with the exclusive Redline Party and Tower Viewing of the Circuit’s famed Tower overlooking the entire track for a spectacular panoramic view, followed by a private party featuring a LIVE performance, an open bar, gourmet dinner food stations, and a special appearances by Mika Häkkinen & Esteban Gutiérrez with a Q&A and meet and greet!  It’s a great way to get settled into your action-packed weekend and one you surely won’t forget for years to come!

The 2015 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™Friday Events:

  • Formula One™ Medical Inspection
  • Formula One™ Track Inspection & Track Test
  • Formula One™ First Practice Session (10:00 – 11:30 AM)
  • Ferrari Challenge: Practice Session
  • Formula One™ Track Inspection
  • Formula One™ Second Practice Session (2:00 – 3:30 PM)
  • Ferrari Challenge: Practice Session
  • Formula One™ Drivers' Meeting

F1™ weekends are jam-packed with events, from medical and track inspections, to drivers’ meetings, to the crucial practice sessions. These events on Friday really set the tone for the whole weekend as the results from these practice rounds have a large influence on driver’s qualifying sessions and ultimately their starting position for the Grand Prix.

Saturday Events:

  • Legends Club Hospitality (8:30 – 5:00 PM)
  • Formula One™ Team Pit Stop Practice
  • Formula One™ Medical Inspection
  • Formula One™ Track Inspection & Track Test
  • Formula One™ Third Practice Session (10:00 – 11:00 AM)
  • Lunch with a Legend (Legends Club) (11:00 – 2:00 PM)
  • Ferrari Challenge: Qualifying Session
  • Formula One™ Track Inspection
  • Formula One™ Qualifying Session (1:00 – 2:00 PM)
  • Ferrari Challenge: First Race (10 Laps or 25 minutes)

On Saturday you’ll witness the nail-biting Third Practice and Qualifying Sessions! This the last opportunity drivers have to impress us with their skill and talent to set themselves up for success for the main event. Here is where drivers must prove they have nerves of steel to remain cool under pressure. The coveted and popular event, Lunch with a Legend takes place on Friday where you’ll get to meet F1™ Legends Mika Häkkinen & Esteban Gutiérrez in the Legends Club Hospitality. Take advantage of the full premium bar and gourmet food buffets as well as many interactive experiences that are fun for the whole family!

The 2015 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™Sunday Events:

  • Legends Club Hospitality (8:30 – 5:00 PM)
  • Ferrari Challenge: Second Race (10 laps or 25 minutes)
  • Formula One™ Drivers Parade
  • Formula One™ Starting Grid Presentation
  • Formula One™ Medical and Track Inspection
  • Formula One™ Grid Formation
  • National Anthem
  • FORMULA ONE UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ (2:00 – 4:00 PM)
    (56 Laps or 120 minutes)

*All events are subject to change by F1 or COTA

Sunday is the big day for all! During the day more inspections take place as well as the track’s activities celebrating the race. The Legends Club is also open all day for all COTA Experiences’ guests to enjoy and relax before the big race. After the singing of the National Anthem the FORMULA ONE UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX kicks off and all eyes focus on the drivers for the following 56 laps. The race will be suspenseful, thrilling, and exhilarating!

See you in Austin!

Official Ticket Packages through COTA Experiences really make the experience something worthwhile! Be there as America proudly takes its shining moment in the world of F1™, you won’t want to miss it!

F1™ USGP Official Ticket Packages! 

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