For those of you who don’t follow F1 closely, the Austin race is the second newest track behind Sochi’s. F1 in general can be a very confusing sport to follow so our F1 expert has put together a guide for all things Circuit of Americas so that everyone can understand it a little better.
About the Track
Circuit of the Americas is a 3.427 mile motor racing circuit just outside the city limits of Austin, Texas. Although Circuit of the Americas hosts many events such as the Australian V8 supercar series, the American Le Mans series and the Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas, the track is best known as the host of the Formula One United States Grand Prix. With the first race in 2012, the track was well received by the drivers and exciting for the fans. With 20 turns and one of the few tracks that runs counter clockwise, Circuit of the Americas provides a different physical challenge for drivers, and a unique spectator experience.
Best Seats Money Can Buy: Paddock Club
Want to experience everything an F1 racing event has to offer? Look no further! These seats offer everything a true race fan could desire and more. Get a bird’s eye view of the final turn, high-speed straightaway, start/finish line, and the pits! With an easy view of the big screens you will never have to miss a moment of the action. Enjoy complimentary beer, soda, and wine just feet away from the Legends Club. If you really want to watch the race in style and comfort with your friends, family or clients, then the Paddock Club is second to none.
Next Best Thing: VIP Skybox
The F1 racing experience in the VIP Skybox is the race enthusiast’s dream! Enjoy the fresh air, covered stadium style seating, and an up close view of the starting line, the pit, and turn 1 as a VIP! VIP Skybox tickets include your choice of attending the Redline Party on Thursday night to kick off the race weekend, or Lunch with a Legend on Friday. Both options give you a chance to hear stories and participate in a Q&A session with 2 time F1 World Champion Mika Häkkinen!
Most Popular: Main Grandstand
Experience an up close view of the most exciting area of the track! Watch the drivers whip around the final turn and speed down the long straightaway into turn one. With a great view of the pit area and the start/finish line, you will feel the intensity of the high pressure pit stops, position changes and the carefully calculated standing start.
Just Get Me In The Door: General Admission
General admission tickets are the most affordable way to get in the gates at Circuit of Americas, but don’t let you fool you into thinking they aren’t worth every penny! These tickets give you the ability to see the race from turn 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 17, 18, and 19! Find your favorite spot and set up a chair, or walk around the track to experience the race from different vantage points. The choice is yours, but you won’t be without a great time!