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21st November 2013, 19:36 at 7:36 pm #245537
Kimi :-)19th August 2013, 21:16 at 9:16 pm #239766
Senna 93 European GP first lap. Maybe not each one individually, but put ’em together and mix in the weather and its nothing short of amazing.22nd March 2013, 13:53 at 1:53 pm #216591
@codesurge, you are probably right. We were chatting with one of the staff at turn 4 and she told us that we could go pretty much anywhere since it was quiet on Friday, but maybe not all of the staff felt that way.21st March 2013, 22:40 at 10:40 pm #216588
I would expect the opposite – people may have waited to see how the first year went. Since it was such a raging success, more folks are going to give it a shot this year. We will see.
Note that on Friday you can pretty much sit anywhere you want – they weren’t checking tickets. Our seats were in turn 12 but we spent time in every grandstand just to get the feel of the whole track.28th February 2013, 18:37 at 6:37 pm #182285
We live north of the track and the shuttle system was wonderful last year. I didn’t want to miss a moment of anything going on at COTA so we arrived at the shuttle lot (Travis County Expo Center) about 30 minutes before the first busses were to leave. We drove right in, parked, hopped right onto a bus and before we knew it we were in line at the track. Could not have been better!
If you are looking outside of Austin (which is where the reasonably priced places are) then I will suggest looking north. Pflugerville, Round Rock, Georgetown are the closest towns to the north (all less than 45 minute drive to the shuttle buses).
Keep going north to Killen, Temple, Waco and you are talking 90 minutes to 2 hours.
Dallas is about 3 hours to the north, more if there is construction on Interestate 35.
San Antonio is south, and is a wonderful city with lots to see and do, but I can’t speak to how the transportation worked from the south.
Same for Houston which is about 3 hours to the east of Austin. The problem there is that there are really only two roads into town from Houston – Hwy 290 and Interstate 10. Since 290 pretty much comes right towards the Expo Center I would expect that to be jam packed, so if you are coming from Houston (or anywhere, really) then leave REALLY EARLY.14th February 2013, 23:17 at 11:17 pm #213034
My pictures are here: http://w11.zetaboards.com/Motorsports_Mayhem/topic/8266237/1/5th February 2013, 16:17 at 4:17 pm #216581
We sat high up at turn 12 and the tickets were $475. Great spot, right at the end of the DRS zone. There are screens all over – pretty much every grandstand has a screen (or 2).5th February 2013, 0:56 at 12:56 am #216579
Nathan, most hotels ratchet up their prices when a big event comes to town. I am pretty sure that the standard types of rooms are available for around $250+ per night (which is probably 3x their normal price). Tickets aren’t on sale yet, but you can sign up for email “warnings” from http://www.circuitoftheamericas.com and probably formula1.com as well.5th February 2013, 0:53 at 12:53 am #216578
I too am new to this forum. I live in Austin and last year’s race was my first GP (live). Incredible. I have lived here for 17 years so I know the area pretty well – if anyone has questions about Austin I’d be more than happy to help out.