United States Grand Prix 2020

2020 Race Status: CANCELLED
Date: October 23, 2020 - October 25, 2020
City: Austin, USA
Circuit: Circuit of The Americas
Official Name: FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX 2020

Based just outside Austin, Texas, the United States Grand Prix is a quick drive from local history and entertainment for travelers. Spectators can enjoy the local entertainment and the activities at Circuit of the Americas. Accommodations are available within a convenient distance of the track.

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RACE INFO & SCHEDULE

Get all the info you need for race week! The race schedule, events, track activities, how to get to the track, what's allowed or prohibited at the track, and many more frequently asked questions.

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VISITOR & TOURIST INFORMATION

AVERAGE RATES OF NEARBY HOTELS

  • 3-star: $200USD/night
  • 4-star: $350USD/night

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DURING RACE WEEK

  • High of 28°C (82°F)
  • Low of 16°C (60°F)

CURRENCY

The United States uses the United States Dollar (USD). Here are some common conversions:

  • Canadian Dollar: $1USD = $1.42CAD — $1CAD = $0.70USD
  • Euro: $1USD = 0.91EUR — 1EUR = $1.10USD
  • British Pound: $1USD = £0.83GBP — £1GBP = $1.21USD 

LANGUAGES

The primary language spoken in the United States is English.

 

ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO

Near the Circuit of the Americas, spectators will find sites dedicated to local history, like:

  • LBJ Presidential Library
  • Bullock Texas State History Museum
  • Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art

More entertaining attractions include:

  • The Downtown districts
  • Typhoon Texas Waterpark
  • Austin Zoo

There are also natural sites to explore, including:

  • Longhorn Cavern State Park
  • Boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake
  • Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail
  • Barton Springs Pool
  • Zilker Metropolitan Park
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

THE CIRCUIT

Circuit Name: Circuit of the Americas

Track Location: Outskirts of Austin, near Maha Creek

Distance from the Closest Airport: 7.6 km (4.7 mi) to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Distance from Downtown: 30.1 km (18.7 mi) to Downtown Austin

Year Opened: 2012

First Grand Prix: 2012

Circuit of the Americas was the first purpose-built track to be constructed in the United States. The final design bears similarities to the Silverstone Circuit  at turns 3 through 6. After opening, it hosted the Australian V8 Supercar series, American le Mans Series, Rolex Sports Car Series, FIA World Endurance Championship, and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

During the off-season, the circuit is used by the Austin Gilgronis Major League Rugby team. The Austin Bold FC soccer team uses a soccer-stadium built between the Amphitheater and the Grand Plaza.

THE 2020 United States Grand Prix

The history of the United States and the Formula One Grand Prix has been, much like the race itself, one of many twists and turns with gaps in race years every decade since the 80s. The Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX will once again host the United States Grand Prix, where Great Britain’s Lewis Hamilton will return to try to win his sixth race since the Grand Prix’ return to the Austin.

 

The seven-year-old track runs for 56 laps, at 5.513 km per lap, putting the 2019 United States Grand Prix at 308.405 km. The 2018 race may have ended with Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen in the front of the pack, but it was Hamilton that once again proved he had a strong grasp on the curvy circuit. Going into the 2019 race, drivers will need to finish a lap in less than 1:37.392 to set a new record.

 

The city of Austin is the ideal location for the adrenaline-fueled race. As they say, everything is bigger in Texas, and Grand Prix weekend is the best time to experience this. As expected from a southern city in the United States, the food of Austin shines. When the stars sparkle overhead, the city’s nightlife erupts into a series of parties, especially during Grand Prix weekend.

 

There is plenty to see in Austin, and though the race isn’t in the dead of summer, Autumn in Texas brings tempered whether that’s a joy to do some sightseeing in. Zilker Metropolitan Park is a beautiful stretch of wilderness while a selection of ziplines offers scenic views of the stunning city and surrounding greenery and water.

 

Want to feel like you’re part of the race? The Circuit of the America’s has its own go-karting experience. Sure, you’re not behind the wheel of a real Formula One car, but you’ll cruise around the track at speeds of up to 55 mph. With 15 different turns, you can find out what it’s like to overtake your competition and cross the finish line ahead of everyone else.

 

Racers will return to the Austin track, which was honored on October 21, 2012 by being opened by Formula One champion and legend Mario Andretti. The 2019 race will surely continue the tradition of being a popular circuit for drivers overtaking one another. For the best view of the action, pick seats in the main grandstand right at the start-finish line. Turn 1 also provides a unique view right into downtown Austin while Turns 15 and 16 keep the focus on the action on the circuit.