4 nights in Austin hotel (4 star), VIP hospitality with spectacular views of track, pitlane tour, cash bar & gourmet lunch at Grand Prix, Airport transfer, circuit transfers to COTA. Superb F1 Grand Prix Trip.
The Grand Prix in the US has had an off and on relationship with Formula One since 1908, when it was known as the American Grand Prize. There has been many locations that have held the Grand Prix including Long Beach (LA), Las Vegas and Detroit. In 2012 New York was planned to be the new location with backing from Bernie Ecclestone and plans to build a circuit in the Jersey City’s Liberty State Park, though these plans were relinquished and the Monticello Motor Club also made a bid to run the race, but in May 25, 2010, Austin in the state of Texas was awarded the race on a 10 year contract.
Circuit of the Americas
The race is held on a purpose built track called the Circuit of the Americas. The circuit was designed by the famous track designer Hermann Tilke and it made some headlines about its unique design and the way it emulated many of the best corners from various circuits around the world. With a 20 storey climb from the start line to turn one, the elevation changes and layout set this circuit apart from many others, particularly the newer tracks.
Held in November towards the end of the season in Texas, the Circuit of the Americas attracted a capacity crowd for its inaugural race.
Covering some 5.515KM (3.427 miles), this is the 1st Formula One circuit to be purpose-built in the USA, with 20 corners and some of the biggest elevation changes, the track has taken some cues from Silverstone, Istanbul, Interlagos and Hockenheim. It is one of only a handful of circuits which is ran anti-clockwise.
Past Winners in Texas
Sebastian Vettel currently holds the lap record at 1:39.347 with pole position going to Vettel who lapped the track in 1:35.657 in 2012. Lewis Hamilton would go on to win the race and Vettel finished 2nd ahead of Alonso.
Grand Prix Adventures offers a variety of Grand Prix Packages staying in downtown Austin and offering viewing areas from just about anywhere around the circuit! With a real party atmosphere in Austin and lots of live music, you can combine your time in Texas with a few nights in New York or Los Angeles/San Francisco.
If you would like to know more please Call Grand Prix Adventures on 1-888-879-4623 for information on our amazing Austin Grand Prix Hospitality Packages on offer, we would love to hear from you and give you some advice on what would be the best package to suit your needs and budget.
A brilliant weekend from being met at the airport on Wednesday meant thorough 5* service from GPA. Can't fault the traveling with GPA and would so so again, definitely recommended. A fabulous weekend, many thanks!Helen & Richard Laidlaw
GPA have been outstanding and we cannot thank you guys enough for the hospitality. We've made new friends and it truly has been a trip of a lifetime, THANK YOU! :-)Nathan Lund & Andrea Kokonas
Thanks Kenny, really appreciate you taking care of Polly & me during the Grand Prix this year, next time we'll get in with McLaren or Red Bull yeah? - SilverstoneSid Owen & Polly Parsons
This was a once-in-a-lifetime surprise trip for my husbands birthday. I was so pleased to see his excitement as to how close we were to the cars and how we were treated as true VIP's. - MonacoMrs Valet
Thanks Ken, Singapore for the past 4 years with you and now Monaco too - love what you do and I know you love what you do! Keep it up, see you in Singapore! - 2013, 12. 11, 10, 09, 08 Singapore, Monaco, SilverstoneVas & Andrea