Your United States Grand Prix race weekend is here! As you prepare to head to Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas there are some things you should keep in mind when packing for your trip. Like most major event venues, Circuit of The Americas™ has prohibited certain items from entering the grounds and we’ve got the list here for you. In addition, we have some suggested items we think you should bring to ensure you have the most comfortable, smooth sailing experience at the 2017 USGP!
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Leave Them Behind
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Animals (exception for certified service animals)
- Aerosol cans
- Bags or parcels larger than 12X12X20 inches
- Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, other unauthorized means of transportation
- Coolers, thermoses or ice chests
- Distribution of unauthorized promotional or commercial material
- Outside Food and Beverage
- Fireworks, explosives or other incendiary devices
- Glass or metal containers of any style
- Items that may be deemed a safety hazard or annoyance to participants or guests
- Large umbrellas
- Non-collapsible chairs
- Selfie Sticks
- Tents or canopies
- Video cameras, audio recording devices and tripods
- Weapons of any kind
All the above items apply for the Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder concerts, in addition to, lawn chairs with legs, tarps, tents and canopies, distribution of promotional material, and cameras that do not fit in a shirt pocket.
What to Wear in Austin
The key to dressing for a racing event is simple - dress to impress while also staying comfortable. Whether you’re in the Paddock Club sipping on champagne and eating gourmet food, in Legends Club indulging in sushi and cocktails, or enjoying the thrill and roar of the race, we have your guide on what to wear!
A Formula 1™ race is predominantly standing, walking, and jumping, as opposed to sitting and relaxing. This thrilling, exhilarating and exciting event is not one you’ll want to sit for. With that being said you will want to bring along your comfortable shoes, and that doesn’t mean they have to be the ones you wear to the gym. Fashion sneakers are both stylish and comfortable and you can dress them up or down, who doesn’t love that?
This weekend in Austin, Texas is calling for a chance of rain so we suggest being more than prepared for inclement weather. Grab your rain jacket, your water-resistant shoes and your compact umbrella (no golf or large umbrellas) to ensure you’ll be ready for any and all weather.
Austin morning and evenings can get quite chilly, whereas the weekend forecast states that the weather will get up to 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. To accommodate to this, we propose you dress in layers by wearing a jacket you can take off and tie around your waist when the temperature rises.
As for the rest of your outfit, well, that’s up to you! If you want to blend in, break out your reds, blacks, yellows and whites, which are the colors of Circuit of The Americas™. The track has been transformed with splashes of pink in support of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you can support the cause as well by wearing different shades of pink. As for the specifics there is no dress code. Wear what makes you comfortable and what you’ll feel great in for the entire day.
See you at USGP 2017!
We hope this helps you prepare for your upcoming trip to Austin, Texas. If you have any questions during the event we’ll be the ones dressed in black pants, sneakers and a red or black COTA shirt! For more information on where to be and when to be there here is the official Race Weekend Event Schedule!
It’s Not Too Late to Secure Your Tickets
If you haven’t purchased your Official Ticket Package to the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™, there’s still time, but they’re going fast! Upgrade your experience with Lunch with a Legend, held this Friday at Circuit of The Americas™ and this year’s lunch will feature none other than racing legend, Juan Pablo Montoya.
Your packages come complete with exclusive concerts by award-winning artists Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder, fast access passes and unbeatable views from all over the racetrack. Circuit of The Americas Experiences’ clients also have access to the Legends Club with climate-controlled amenities during race weekend, celebrity appearances, complimentary gourmet food buffets, race simulators and more!