The Formula 1 season is set to return to the United States and the Circuit of the Americas complex in Austin, Texas. The purpose-built racetrack opened for the F1 in 2012, with the circuits design taking inspiration from other famous venues from around the world. Several corners are reminiscent of Silverstone, Hockenheim and Istanbul Park. Sebastian Vettel set the fastest lap on the courses first race at just over 1 minute and 39 seconds. Vettel has one win at the United States Grand Prix in Texas. Lewis Hamilton has come first in the other four. The venue itself covers a 900-acre site.
There are a couple of airports to consider when flying to the United States Grand Prix. Austin-Bergstrom International is a 15-minute drive, while San Antonio International is just over an hour away. When purchasing your ticket for the grand prix you are automatically able to make use of the free shuttle service from elsewhere in Austin. Prices to the F1 vary, with the practice sessions at the Circuit of the Americas available from £33. Single day admission for race day ranges from £250 to £292, while main grandstand passes for all 3 days cost considerably more.
When booking your tickets in advance establish how you are getting to the track. If you are making use of the shuttle bus, check pick up points as this will help when searching for accommodation. Race day is on the Sunday, but enjoy the whole experience by purchasing tickets for the practice and qualifying. The Circuit of the Americas is a vast complex, so worth checking if anything else is on during your visit. Check online if you wish to upgrade to any hospitality packages. You can even hire the course yourself. Dedicated fans should download the official F1 app for additional statistics and information.
If you are planning to visit Texas for the United States Grand Prix, choose from a wide range of houses and apartments, spare rooms, Bed and Breakfasts and other private rentals in Austin, Texas, where you will be able to utilise a free shuttle service to the F1.
With so much to do at the Circuit of the Americas complex check for any other events taking place during your visit. See the impressive state buildings at State Capitol, climb Mount Bonnell for amazing views, relax in Zilker Metropolitan Park or have a beer at the Driskill.
For more up to date information including: the latest F1 news, drivers and teams, qualifying lap times, results and current standings, championship races and details on the Grand Prix Circuits, tickets and official F1 merchandise visit the Formula One website.
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