Circuit of The Americas™ is a new world-class motorsports and entertainment venue in Texas, slated to host dozens of high-profile motorsports, entertainment and business events each year.
The Circuit is located nine miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and less than 15 miles from downtown Austin.
Hosted events are projected to generate an annual economic impact of $400 million to $500 million,
This world-class facility will host the most prestigious racing events in the world, including the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™, MotoGP™, WeatherTech SportsCar Championship &
FIA World Endurance Championship.
The Circuit is 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 of The Americas™ track is a 3.4-mile circuit track with capacity for 120,000 fans and an elevation change of 133 feet. It is ideally situated on a 1000-acre site in southeast Austin.
The 20-turn, counterclockwise track, construction of which began in January 2011, draws inspiration from the best circuits around the world, as well as taking advantage of the site's natural topography to include dramatic elevation changes of up to 40 metres.
There is a steep, uphill run into the hairpin Turn 1, which has become the venue's signature corner. Turns 3 through 6 look not dissimilar to Silverstone's high-speed Maggotts/Becketts; Turns 12 through 15 give a nod to Hockenheim's stadium section; and Turns 16 through 18 will mirror the famous, multi-apex Turn 8 at Istanbul Park.
F1™ TRACK SPEEDS
Circuit of The Americas™ is a world-class performance, education and business center that features: