COTA reveals full slate of fan activities for USGP weekend

COTA reveals full slate of fan activities for USGP weekend

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COTA reveals full slate of fan activities for USGP weekend


Circuit of The Americas has released the schedule of fan entertainment scheduled to take place during this weekend’s United States Grand Prix. Fans in attendance will have the chance to participate in autograph and Q&A sessions with drivers from 11 Formula 1 teams, as well as mascots from McLaren’s animated video series, Tooned. Live music, themed entertainment areas, performances by the University of Texas band and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and the opportunity to walk on the track after the race are all part of the official slate. 

Friday, Nov. 15                                                             Start Time*
F1 Driver Q&A and Autograph Sessions
Sauber                                                                           11:15 a.m. at Austin360 Amphitheater
Meet & greet with McLaren Tooned mascots                     11:40 a.m. at Austin360 Amphitheater
Marussia                                                                        4:40 p.m. at Austin360 Amphitheater
Caterham                                                                       5:00 p.m. at Austin360 Amphitheater
Saturday, Nov. 16
Sick Puppies concert                                                     11 a.m. at Austin360 Amphitheater
F1 Driver Q&A and Autograph Sessions
Williams                                                                            1:55 p.m. at Austin360 Amphitheater
Red Bull                                                                            2:35 p.m. at Austin360 Amphitheater
Ferrari                                                                               3:05 p.m. at Austin360 Amphitheater
Toro Rosso                                                                        3:05 p.m. at Austin360 Amphitheater
Mercedes                                                                          3:30 p.m. at Austin360 Amphitheater
McLaren                                                                            3:50 p.m. at Austin360 Amphitheater
Lotus                                                                                 4:15 p.m. at Austin360 Amphitheater
Sunday, Nov. 17
Pre-Race Ceremonies                                                          11:30 a.m. ” 12:50 p.m. at Front Stretch
Formula 1 Drivers Parade                                                     11:30 a.m.
Starting Grid Presentation, including performances                 11:45 a.m. – 12: 15 p.m.
by University of Texas Band & Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders    11:45 a.m. ” 12:15 p.m.
Grid Formation including:                                                     12:45 p.m.

  • Oversized American Flag presentation supported by
  • UT student group Alpha Phi Omega
  • Grid Girls appearance
  • National Anthem Performance by Danielle Bradbery, winner of NBC’s ?The Voice?
  • Flyover by Central Texas Wing Commemorative Air Force

Post-Race Activities
Pitbull concert                                                                              3:30 p.m. at Austin360 Amphitheater
Track Invasion giving track access to all ticket holders                     10 minutes after final race lap at track   
                                                                                                   access points at Turn 1, Turn 16, Turn 19
                                                                                                   and Main Grandstand
*All times are subject to change.

Themed Entertainment Areas
New additions to this year’s Grand Prix are the themed entertainment areas. Located on the ceiling of the Austin360 Amphitheater will be the COTA Cantina offering margaritas, Mexican beers and food, as well as music from a live Mariachi band and traditional Mexican dancers.

Fans looking to elevate their motorsports experience can visit the Adrenaline Lounge located in the Main Lawn of the Grand Plaza. A live feed of the races will be broadcast as race fans enjoy a full bar, mechanical bull and a craft station for children. Right next to the Adrenaline Lounge is the F1 Game Zone, which features 10 racing simulators and a chance for fans to match their lap time against real F1 test drivers.

Those in the mood for a European flavor should visit the COTA Haufbrau House, a German-styled biergarten located at Turn 6. Complete with an authentic polka band, German-themed food and multiple beers on tap, this area will be the perfect spot for those looking to enjoy unique food and drink offerings while watching the races.
Tickets for the event start at $49. Tickets can be purchased Nov. 11-17 at COTA’s Grand Plaza Ticket Office. For information on ticket options and pricing, visit