Follow the Fun: Austin’s Formula One
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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: www.circuitoftheamericas.com.
Words by David Boldt and Research by Alan Pease: