What to Know Before You Go to the F1™ USGP!

Circuit of The Americas

As the end of the 2015 F1™ season draws near, there’s no question that the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ at Circuit of The Americas™ in Austin could decide the result of the hotly-contested drivers’ championship!  If you’ve got your Circuit of The Americas Experiences ticket package already booked, read on for handy facts and information that you should know before attending the F1™ USGP!

An American F1™ Driver Racing in the United States!

Alexander RossiIt was recently announced that American driver Alexander Rossi is now a part of the Manor Marussia F1™ Team and will be competing in several races for the remainder of the 2015 season!  After being the Official Reserve Driver for the Manor Marussia F1™ Team for the latter part of the 2014 season, it’s exciting to see Rossi consistently behind the wheel.  We can only imagine how thrilled he must be to race on his home turf at the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ October 23-25! 

You’ll have the rare opportunity to meet Alexander Rossi with a Circuit of The Americas Experiences Official Ticket Package!  The star-studded guest list also includes the likes of two-time F1™ World Champion,  Mika Häkkinen; F1™ Scuderia Ferrari Driver, Esteban Gutiérrez; and International Model and Actress, Nichole Galicia. 


If you’ve purchased an Official Ticket Package with hotel accommodations through Circuit of The Americas Experiences, you’re covered!  Ground transportation to and from your hotel is included in the package.  Luxury Motor Coaches will take you to the track in the morning and back in the evening – they leave right from the hotel and will be parked just behind the Main Grandstand!  As far as getting around once you’re there, an in-circuit track shuttle will circle the track throughout the day to take all COTA Experiences guests to major turns around the circuit! 

If you didn’t choose to include hotel accommodations with your package, you may want to consider purchasing transportation through Circuit of The Americas Experiences.  Visit this Circuit of The Americas™ page for more information on parking.

Prohibited Items at Circuit of The Americas™

Restrictions at COTA™ are pretty standard and are most likely consistent with the restrictions seen at other events you’ve attended at large venues.  Nonetheless, it’s always best to educate yourself on what not to bring!  It should be noted that Circuit of The Americas™ has “no provisions for returning banned items to [guests] when such items are left at race entrances.”  So leave the video camera at home or in your car if you don’t want to lose it!  Also, be prepared to have your bag or purse screened at the entrance for prohibited items.

Educate yourself on Prohibited Items at Circuit of The Americas™ before attending the race!

The Weather

The period of September through November has been listed as the best time of year to visit Austin by U.S. News!  High temperatures are historically in the mid-70s, and the humidity is relatively mild.  The air is typically driest and coolest towards the end of the month, and the odds of seeing any rain are very slim.  In short, your chances of perfect weather during the F1™ USGP are excellent!

Extend Your Stay

Austin Texas Nightlife

If you have the opportunity to stay in Austin after the race, DO IT!  The Austin Film Festival begins October 29th and continues through November 5th.  According to the website, the festival “showcase[s] the very best that the city has to offer – convenient downtown venues, fun parties at Austin’s fine bars and restaurants, and community partnerships – while presenting an outstanding program of narrative, animation and documentary features and shorts, including premieres, advanced screenings, and independent films.”  If you appreciate a quality film and you’re fascinated by the behind-the-scenes action that goes into creating a quality cinematic endeavor, this festival is for you!

Another legendary happening occurs every year on October 31st – Halloween on 6th Street!  Picture 100,000 people dressed in full costume crawling the bars of Austin.  Better yet, check out this video of Halloween on 6th Street in 2014 to get a taste of what the spookiest night of the year is like in this lively part of town.  Be sure to ask about Halloween drink specials wherever you go!

Get Your Official F1™ USGP Ticket Package Today!

If you haven’t already booked your exclusive ticket package with Circuit of The Americas Experiences yet, don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of history!  Engines will be screaming with anticipation as 24 cars line the grid with the goal of capturing the Champion’s crown. 

Circuit of The Americas Paddock ClubSelect our VIP Trackside Skybox Hotel package to ensure privileged views of the race, covered open-air seating, exclusive ground transportation and hotel accommodations at the Marriott North – Round Rock!  Upgrade your package to include celebrity appearances, complimentary food buffets and open bar, race simulators and more!  A number of packages have sold out for the 2015 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™, so reserve your package today to ensure your ideal VIP experience!

F1 USGP Official Ticket Packages! 


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