Circuit of the Americas (COTA)

Home of the United States Formula 1 Grand Prix. The only FIA grade A track in the USA.

"America's Formula 1 Track": Circuit of the Americas opened in 2012 in Austin, Texas. It is the most expensive road course ever in North America. Designed and built for the specific intention of hosting Formula One, its' layout and design feature state-of-the-art amenities, infrastructure and safety features. Renowned international track designer Hermann Tilke says it may be the "very best track I've done so far". The lap has received rave reviews from Formula One champions like Vettel, Hamilton, Alonso and others. The complicated and challenging lap covers 20 turns in 3.4 miles with over 110 feet of vertical. Nearby Austin is also an exciting destination for non-driving family members who accompany you. A foodie haven of dining, renowned night life and music, plus the University, arts, and museums.

COTA Track Map

Circuit of the Americas (COTA) Track Map

COTA Track Dates

Photos Feb 3-4, 2024 CANCELLED! Winter weather prevents resurfacing. COTA is out of service. Posted: 1/17
Photos Apr 20-21, 2024 Sat/Sun. Circuit of the Americas: COTA stands for speed! OPENING: Monday, 2/12, 9pmET
Photos Jun 8-9, 2024 Return to USA's only permanent F1 circuit. Our 3rd of 4 visits in 2024 OPENING: Monday, 4/1, 9pmET
Coming Soon Sep 28-29, 2024 New date! Make laps at COTA ahead of the F1 Race! OPENING: Monday,7/29, 9pmET

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