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Follow the Fun: Austin’s Formula One

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Follow the Fun: Austin’s Formula One

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the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX at Circuit of The Americas.

the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX at Circuit of The Americas.

If, like me, you’re still kicking yourself for having never journeyed to Watkins Glen when it hosted Formula One…or if, like me, you can still vividly remember the sights and sounds when the Formula One circus appeared one time – and one time only – on a circuit constructed in and around Dallas’ Fair Park, know that Formula One’s Version 2.015 is in Austin beginning this Friday, October 23rd. Austin ain’t upstate New York, and neither – thankfully – is it Fair Park, but it is (for now) the place of record for the United States Grand Prix.

Regardless of where your personal automotive loyalties happen to land, for sheer motorsport spectacle there is the NHRA’s Top Fuel and Formula One; no other motorsport comparisons are even remotely relevant. And with Austin serving as Formula One’s host city, you can build your weekend around racing without having to surrender your entire weekend to racing. With a strong tendency to be crowd averse we’ll watch it on the telly, but catching F1 practice Friday and Saturday, in combination with both practice and racing for the Master Historics and the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, would be a more-than-adequate motorsport dose for those wanting to get in and get out.

If going, tell ‘em txGarage sent you. For complete details visit the Circuit of the Americas website:

Words by David Boldt and Research by Alan Pease:

Alan Pease Bio

Alan Pease is a long time automotive industry professional based in Austin, Texas. He covered the introduction of the Circuit of the Americas for Autoweek magazine from the time the track was first announced in 2010. Prior to writing for Autoweek, he designed press introductions for BMW, MINI, Aston Martin, Jaguar, and General Motors for over 25 years.

Boldt, a contributor to outlets such as, Kelley Blue Book and Autoblog, brings to his laptop some forty years of experience in automotive retail, journalism and public relations. He is a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, The Washington Automotive Press Association and L.A.'s Motor Press Guild. David is the Managing Editor of txGarage, a regular panelist on the AutoNetwork Reports webcast/podcast, and the automotive contributor to Dallas' Katy Trail Weekly.

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