Circuit of The Americas

Circuit of The Americas is a new world-class motorsports and entertainment venue in Texas, located nine miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and less than 15 miles from downtown Austin.

F1 - 2012 USGP NOV 16-18

Circuit of The Americas is more than a track – it is designed to be the only purpose-built facility in the U.S. to host the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ through 2021 and V8 SUPERCARS from 2013-2018. It will be the only FIA-certified Grade 1 track in the United States, and one of only 26 Grade 1-certified motorsports facilities in the world. The circuit currently holds exclusive rights in the United States to host a V8 SUPERCARS event.

The venue is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world and be seen by approximately 30 million television viewers across the globe for the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ while also hosting dozens of high-profile motorsports, entertainment and business events each year. CoTA will also serve as a leader in sustainability as it relates to major event venues and motorsports, through high-performance operations, design, research, education and partnerships.

CoTA-hosted events are projected to generate an annual economic impact of $400 million to $500 million, equating to $4 billion to $5 billion over 10 years for Texas. The CoTA-hosted FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ will attract as many as 300,000 people each Grand Prix weekend, with an estimated 80 percent of attendees coming from outside Texas.

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Mon-Fri  8:30 - 5:30

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9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd Austin, TX 78617

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Circuit of The Americas P.O. Box 849 Austin, Texas 78767

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Started by Stephen Page Oct 12, 2012. 0 Replies

COTA served up a world class experience for the 2012 F1 event and the best F1 race of the year !Follow the links above to book your tickets to the 2013 F1 and other 2013 COTA events.Please invite your friends to join the COTA Group on the VRL.Stephen PageCEO - The VRLContinue

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Comment by D.C.Fresch on February 17, 2017 at 7:32pm
OK here is the horses mouth IMSA. See my note below.
I was deeply disappointed to see that after many years of traditionally including Historic/Vintage racing on the 12 Hour schedule, they are not included.
I have for many years driven those support races as well as taken part in the downtown faux tech and drivers parties at the Sebring center.
I have seen fans very supportive of being able to see the older cars off of the mainstream. They usually mention "I use to own one of those". Once after a spin they offered me food and drink at the fence. They definitely come out for more than just the "Big Show", they also enjoy the opening acts. For some, Sebring 12 Hours is the only race they will attend. It is there yearly vacation.
The drivers as well appreciate the opportunity to race in front of such a large crowd, many who may not have the chance to witness the older cars anywhere else.
For me the Historics were my one "Fun" race after a season of serious racing elsewhere. A chance to be a participant in a big show, not just a busy owner/driver chasing a podium finish.
I have talked to many fans and drivers on many different websites that are very upset with this  development.  They wonder just when IMSA started to forget about the racers and the fans in exchange for a better financial arrangement. It's been said all IMSA cares about is the money. If this is so, I will be happy to launch a worldwide boycott of IMSA events throughout the internet. Perhaps the loss of that income will prod you into reconsideration of a very bad decision. It's going to be a long year.
Regards, D.C.Fresch
I will be sending this out as well as flooding websites with it.
If this means anything to you at all. I suggest you use my note as a template and send IMSA a missive declaring your displeasure and intention to boycott the events.
This has been degrading since the end of ALMS.
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Comment by Mark Mcilyar on November 11, 2014 at 1:16pm

Hello fellow race fans,

PLEASE go check out my campaign for Vintage Racer TV Show at

Thanks in advance for any help you can spare. If successful, this project will be fantastic for vintage racing everywhere.

You can also go to (and “Like”) my new Facebook page

I want to hear you comments, suggestions, etc.



Comment by San Dei English-Anderson on October 9, 2013 at 9:55pm

Hello Stephen!

Thanks for the invitation!!!

Blessings and Best Regards :)

Comment by Bob Dompe on November 22, 2012 at 3:17pm

Really fine show, all around!!  The circuit was great, the racing was great and most of the facilities worked really well.  A few niggling details for them to work.  Some are just getting things really finished (pathways, signage, etc.).  The COTA vending booths were too few and too small. The areas about those booths were just a zoo.  I've gotten all my goodies off the web store.  

Comment by Marty Boysen on November 19, 2012 at 3:40pm

Amen to the sunburn! Being from Michigan, it is wonderful to be sunburned in November. The race was wonderful! My young sons experienced their first F1 race and had a fantastic time. Austin did a great job preparing and should be proud. Can't wait to see the track next year after the landscaping is finished.

Comment by R Bruce Miller on November 19, 2012 at 12:40pm

I'm sunburned, my hearing isn't what it used to be, and I had a terrific time!  I can't wait until the next event.  I'll be 82 when my personal seat license expires.  Heck, Bernie looks great in person.  Hopefully I'll still be at the track when I'm his age.  The racing was top notch and it was much fun to see so many celebrities.

Comment by Mike Short on November 19, 2012 at 12:25pm

I agree Stephen,

It was awesome! Everything was so professional and I was surprised that there weren't any glitches - well major ones anyway. I was just General Admission and used the buses from the Expo Center - all I can say is WOW! So efficient, one hour from my house to the track. I think they do need more vendors though and I would like to see an improvement in the quality of the food but my gripes are minor and I will be going the the Australian V8 Supercars race next year.

Austin TX.

Comment by Stephen Page on November 19, 2012 at 12:01pm

Austin COTA - F1 Event November 18th, 2012

Awesome race !!
Awesome facility !

Great personnel and staff - really well run event.

Well done COTA and the FIA (ACCUS) - America has a track to be proud of and a world-class F1 venue.

Small to-do's:

- Fix one lane highway ingress/egress from the track.

-Add cell phone towers to support 120,000+ users during events.

Add parking for 120,000+

Cannot wait to race there personally :-))

Stephen Page

Comment by Russell Whitworth on November 15, 2012 at 4:43pm
Good to see that there is now some Armco wrapped around the base of the scoreboard that obstructs the pit exit. It looked very dangerous in earlier photos. Still not great, but better than it was. Who decided that was a good place to put a big lump of concrete?
Comment by R Bruce Miller on November 15, 2012 at 2:47pm

I went on the paddock walk this morning.  The track (and facilities) look wonderful.  I am confident that we will see some terrific racing this weekend.  The in-person view of the hill going up to turn one is amazing.  I can't wait to see the start of the F1 race as they head up the hill.  Walking down pit lane and standing on the start-finish line was very cool.  I'll take more photos throughout the weekend, but here are a few to get started.


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