Name :Circuit of the Americas
No. of Races :5
First Race :Nov 18, 2012
Last Race :Oct 23, 2016
Located only five minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from downtown Austin, the Circuit of the Americas is a new world-class performance, entertainment and business destination in Texas.
It's more than a track – it's the only FIA Grade 1 automotive facility in the U.S. and the first facility in U.S. history to host Formula One and motorcycle world championship events on the same annual calendar: United States Grand Prix from 2012 to 2021, and MotoGP from 2013 to 2022.
The venue draws hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world and plays host to dozens of high-profile events each year, and is the only place to host global sporting events in the State of Texas and the United States. It also serves as a venue for dozens of non-motorsport events annually, and generates significant new tax revenues in addition to thousands of travel and tourism jobs.
- The Circuit of the Americas is the sixth track to host the United States Grand Prix.
- The U.S. GP returned to Formula One in 2012 after a four year sabbatical.
A lot of the corners remind me of other famous circuits. For example the fast combination during the first part of the track feels like Silverstone and Suzuka. The famous Maggotts and Becketts passages were used as a model for this part of the track... Also corners 12 and 15, this section was taken from the Motodrom in Hockenheim... designed to create more of a stadium atmosphere. The long bend also reminds of the famous Turn 8 in Istanbul.
- Sebastian Vettel