One of the premier events in the Austin, Texas, area is the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, which only takes place at The Circuit of the Americas, also known as COTA. Race fans from all over the States and the world gather for an Austin, Texas, weekend getaway of the fastest open-wheel racing. Whether you plan to attend the race or soak in all of the excitement over the race weekend, your best option for lodging will be with Walker Luxury Vacation Rentals. Here is a brief explainer of what you can do and see when Formula 1 comes to Texas for your Austin, Texas, weekend getaway.
What Is Formula 1?
Formula 1, or F1, is the highest open-seat, single-seater racing class. It has been in existence since 1950. As of 2023, there are ten teams, each with two racers, who participate in all 22 Grand Prixs, with some on motor race tracks and others on city streets.
What is the Circuit of the Americas?
The Circuit of the Americas is the motor race track near Austin, Texas. It currently hosts the Formula One United States Grand Prix, NASCAR’s Texas Grand Prix, and the Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas. Compared to other Formula 1 courses, this one is relatively new after opening ten years ago. It includes 20 turns and is more than three miles long.
What Happens During Race Weekend?
The race weekend at Circuit of the Americas typically consists of free practice, a qualifying race on Saturday, and the grand prix the following day. There is also lots of stuff to do off-track at Circuit of the Americas. There is food, shops, and games. See the track from the highest point on the observation deck and enjoy live music in the evenings. In 2023, COTA welcomes The Killers & Queen + Adam Lambert for a concert.
Lights Out In Austin, Texas
Please find the best spot to watch the race in person or do it back in your cozy Walker Luxury Vacation Rentals property for your Austin, Texas, weekend getaway. For those visiting Austin, Texas, for the Grand Prix, read more about things to do in the area on our website. You can find an ideal vacation rental in Downtown Austin, Lake Austin, Lake Travis, and Hill Country. To learn more about Walker Luxury Vacation Rentals, please call us at 512-501-3580 (or check availability online).