The 2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix race returns to Austin, Texas for its sixth consecutive year, October 20 – 22, at Circuit of The Americas (COTA). Here's what you need to know before you go:
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The world’s premier motorsport series will intertwine with a variety of exciting performances and festivities for the entire family, turning COTA into the ultimate American Sound Track for race weekend. There will be numerous stages all over the track with live music throughout the day on both Saturday and Sunday. This year’s lineup features more than 30 performances by an Austin’s local artists as well as well renowned national acts.
Additionally, fans have the unique opportunity to crush golf balls while overlooking COTA’s iconic Turn 1, made possible by Topgolf. Starting at $65 per person, Topgolf Crushers will get the once in a lifetime chance to crush golf balls from the top of one of the most legendary turns in motorsports.
The weekend festivities also include headline performances on Saturday and Sunday evenings at the track by legends Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder. The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders joined by Prairie View A&M Band, called The Marching Storm, will be performing, along with the Texas State Bobcat Marching Team. Three-day passes for the 2017 F1 USGP - which include access to both concerts - start at $175 and include tickets to Friday’s practice sessions, Saturday’s practice and qualifying sessions, and Sunday’s Grand Prix. F1 USGP tickets are available for purchase online.
For those who choose to drive to the event, COTA offers multiple parking options including single day and 3-day parking passes. Hurry to get yours before they sell out! Don’t feel like driving? COTA has you covered with their convenient shuttle service that picks up at Downtown and Travis County Expo Center locations and starts at as little as $15 for a single day!
Contributed by Melanie Cirillo, Austin Sports Commission Intern.