A limited number of hospitality and reserved-seat tickets for this turbocharged weekend are still available and general admission tickets can be purchased at www.circuitoftheamericas.com/F1 or by calling 512.301.6600.
F1 Driver Autograph Sessions
From the first day the gates open to the 2015 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, excitement levels will reach fever pitch as thousands of fans stream into Circuit of the Americas to witness the biggest global motorsport event in the world. What’s more, each day they will have the chance to come face to face with their heroes during the traditional Grand Prix weekend Autograph Sessions. Drivers from all teams will take to the stage throughout the weekend to meet and greet their many adoring fans, sign autographs, and pose for pictures in what is always one of the highlights of the race weekend for F1 fans.
The Autograph Sessions will take place in the Austin360 Amphitheater and are open to all ticket holders who receive a first come, first served wristband. Wristbands will be given out at the Autograph Session wristband booth located in the Grand Plaza (on the left side of the amphitheater) when gates open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The schedule for the weekend’s Autograph Sessions is as follows:
12:25 – 12:50 – Sauber F1 Team
15:30 – 15:55 – Infiniti Red Bull Racing
16:30 – 16:55 – MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 Team
16:55 – 17:20 – Scuderia Ferrari
17:05 – 17:30 – McLaren Honda
17:35 – 18:00 – Scuderia Toro Rosso
17:35 – 18:00 – Williams Martini Racing
18:00 – 18:25 – Q&A Haas F1 Team
10:00 – 10:25 – Lotus F1 Team
10:30 – 10:55 – Sahara force India
10:50 – 11:15 – Manor F1 Team
Elton John to perform
As announced last month, legendary singer, songwriter, and performer Elton John will perform a special concert on Sunday October 25 at 6:00 p.m. after the 2015 United States Grand Prix race has been completed.
Dallas Cowboy’s Cheerleaders, Mayer Hawthorne, Patriot Parachute, and Black Diamond Jet Teams to lead USGP Opening Ceremony
Race Sunday is always the most important day of the F1 weekend when the drivers battle it out on track in front of thousands of passionate motorsport fans. Sunday’s ceremonies will begin with the F1 drivers’ parade, where each driver will travel in a vintage American car as they are introduced to the crowd before the racing action begins.
As if this isn’t reason enough to get excited, COTA has teamed up with the world famous Dallas Cowboy’s Cheerleaders. Following a performance by the Genesis drum line, wearing their iconic uniforms, the cheerleaders known as “America’s Sweethearts”, will perform a dance routine that will be sure to set the tone for a day of high octane excitement.
Following the Dallas Cowboy’s Cheerleader performance, the Patriot Parachute and Black Diamond Jet Teams will combine to deliver an awe-inspiring air display above the Circuit of The Americas track, right after Grammy-nominated Mayer Hawthorne has sung the National Anthem.
Public Enemy to headline COTA Fan Fest on Austin’s famous Rainey Street
Public Enemy leads the all-star lineup for this year’s COTA Fan Fest. Also confirmed to perform are DJ, producer, and label head A-Trak; neo-soul singer Mayer Hawthorne; singer-songwriter Elle King, with her new hit single “Ex’s and Oh’s”; jazz-funk band Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; Latin-rockers Ozomatli, and more. With over 235,000 guests from across the globe partaking in last year’s F1 race weekend, Circuit of The Americas looks to take Fan Fest to the next level in 2015 by spreading the three-day party across downtown Austin.
Rainey Street will host the Fan Fest Bud Light stage and venues across downtown will offer an eclectic array of musical performances and activities. The downtown venues slated to participate in this year’s festivities as official Fan Fest venues include: The Mohawk, an anchor of Red River; the legendary Continental Club; Austin Rocks; Banger’s Sausage House; Bungalow; C-Boy’s Heart & Soul; Concrete Cowboy; Half Step; Hangar Lounge; Parkside; Speakeasy; Summit Rooftop Lounge; TenOak; The Backspace; The Belmont; The Market; Toy Joy; Vulcan Gas Company, and Wild About Music.
Please visit circuitoftheamericas.com for more information leading up to Fan Fest.
Austin Fan Forum Returns on Thursday, Oct. 22nd
COTA last week announced the return of the Austin Fan Forum on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. The event will be hosted on the Main Stage of the COTA Fan Fest, situated on Austin’s famous Rainey Street.
The Forum will feature current F1 stars, including Alexander Rossi, the first homegrown driver to race at the Circuit of The Americas, and other key F1 figures answering fans’ questions and signing autographs. The full lineup of panelists confirmed so far is as follows:
7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
– Esteban Gutiérrez – Scuderia Ferrari
– Felipe Massa – Williams Martini Racing
– Valtteri Bottas – Williams Martini Racing
– Nico Hülkenberg – Sahara Force India F1 Team
7:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
– Alexander Rossi – Manor Marussia F1 Team
– Daniel Ricciardo – Infiniti Red Bull Racing
The Fan Forum is set for 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Attendance is free. Entry will be first come, first served.
POP AUSTIN International Art Show
One of the most exciting contemporary art events in central Texas, POP AUSTIN International Art Show is expanding its footprint this year. It will not only return to Fair Market, but will also host a satellite exhibit at Circuit of The Americas. The showcase at COTA will be available for the enjoyment of all race goers and will feature impressive collection of fine art, including pieces from Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Richard Orlinski, Desire Obtain Cherish, Shane Guffogg, Micky Hoogendijk, and others.
POP AUSTIN’s keystone show “Illumination” taking place at Fair Market will feature a number of light-based works by celebrated artists such as Carlo Bernardini, Hans Kotter, Jeongmoon Choi, and Adela Andea, among others from around the world. Select local Austin artists will be featured in the show and works will be shipped in from Europe, Asia, New York, and Los Angeles. The works and installations will provide an interactive and immersive atmosphere for guests of all ages. For additional information and tickets, visit www.popaustin.com.
Official 2015 F1 USGP After Party Presented by Circuit of The Americas and POP Austin ‘APEX Nights’ announced
Circuit of The Americas has also announced the Circuit of The America’s official F1 after party APEX Nights, which will be held at 1100 E. 5th St., Austin, TX 78702 from October 23rd-25th. The weekend party will feature performances from a variety of acclaimed DJs including Beautiful Swimmers, DJ Harvey, Orthy, Marcellus Pittman, Loose Fit, Eamon Harkin & Justin Carter: Mister Saturday Night, and L Vis 1990. For table and ticket information please write to [email protected].
Get your tickets!
Tickets for the race weekend, happening October 23-25 at Circuit of The Americas, are still available for purchase but going fast at circuitoftheamericas.com or by phone at 512.301.6600. Turn 4, Turn 5 and Turn 12 are SOLD OUT, but a limited number of seats are still available in the Main Grandstand, Turn 15, Turn 1 and Turn 9. General Admission tickets, hospitality, and RV Camping options are also available. Please call 512.301.6600 for your weekend options.
If interested in only attending the Sunday races, which are headlined by a special performance from Elton John and His Band that evening, Sunday-only tickets are available for purchase starting at $99, in addition to Turn 9 tickets for $250, which offer ticket-holders the closest entrance to the racetrack’s Super Stage.