Tag Archive: Austin

Aug 27

Verstappen tipped for Friday debut at Suzuka

Max Verstappen made his debut in a formula one car on Tuesday.

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing The well-connected Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf claims Red Bull, having newly signed the 16-year-old son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen, has targeted October’s Japanese grand prix as a potential first official outing for Max in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Lucas Auer to get his next sports car outing

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

Having acquired some initial experience with a sports prototype in last year’s FIA World Endurance Championship season finale at Bahrain, Austrian racing driver, Lucas Auer (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport), will get another sports car outing next month.

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Aug 19

Friday debut possible for 2015 rookie Verstappen

Toro Rosso has confirmed reports Max Verstappen will become F1′s youngest ever race driver next year.

IMG_6178 The teenage Dutchman, whose father Jos drove for Toro Rosso’s former guise Minardi just over a decade ago, will replace team veteran Jean-Eric Vergne in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Ecclestone confirms Mexico set for F1 return

Mexico has secured its return to the formula one calendar in 2015.

2012-04-12 - Sauber F1 Team - Visit Mexico The Mexico City-based events company CIE said in a filing with the country’s stock exchange that it has signed a five-year contract with the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Alexander Rossi will drive FP1 in Canadian and US Grands Prix

Rossi has been flying the US flag as one of Caterham F1 Team’s Reserve Drivers since 2012

2012-06-09_0005 Caterham F1 Team has confirmed that Alexander Rossi, Caterham F1 Team Reserve Driver and Caterham Racing GP2 race driver, will drive in two FP1 sessions this season at the Canadian and US Grands Prix in Montreal and Austin respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Circuit of The Americas™ CEO welcomes U.S.-based Haas Formula racing team to Formula 1™

NASCAR team co-owner Gene Haas commits to joining F1™ field

Circuit of The Americas president and chief executive officer Jason Dial today provided this statement upon confirmation that Gene Haas, co-founder of the title-winning Stewart-Haas NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing team, will enter a new team called Haas Formula in the world’s most popular motorsport, Formula 1 racing, sometime in the next two years. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Preview – Round 2: Americas, Austin

A real challenge for the riders and tyres

MotoGP - Start of the 2013 Americas Grand Prix After a successful debut event last year, MotoGP™ returns to the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas with legions of American fans set to be thrilled after an intense season opener at Qatar. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix drives $376 million exposure boost for Austin

This builds on a successful first event

Circuit of The Americas logo Formula One has generated exposure worth $376.1 million for Austin over the first two years of its contract, according to new research by F1 industry monitor Formulamoney. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Top Action Sports Athletes invited to compete at X Games Austin 2014

Austin’s Debut as X Games Host includes Battle of the Bands Competition

Circuit of The Americas logo ESPN’s X Games has invited many past medalists and top athletes from around the world for the inaugural X Games Austin, to be held June 5-8 at Circuit of The Americas™. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

US track boss says Ecclestone ‘foolish’

“I absolutely think it’s foolish” – Gossage

Eddy Gossage - Texas Motor Speedway An American motor racing personality has accused F1′s Bernie Ecclestone of being repeatedly “foolish”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Circuit of The Americas™ to become exclusive home for Ducati Island promotion during 2014 MotoGP season

COTA debut comes with special MotoGP Ducati Ticket Package offer for race fans
Circuit of The Americas logo Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is thrilled to announce that Ducati has chosen the world-class sports and entertainment complex in Austin, Texas, as the exclusive location for Ducati Island during the 2014 MotoGP racing season.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

X Games Austin 2014 to Showcase the World’s Best in Action Sports and Music at Circuit of The Americas™ June 5-8

Sport Disciplines Revealed; Kanye West to Perform; Tickets on Sale Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. ET

Circuit of The Americas logo ESPN will present the inaugural X Games Austin June 5-8, 2014, at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. This year’s event will host more than 200 athletes at COTA and in downtown Austin.

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Dec 18

Lotus admits Raikkonen still owed money

Kimi Raikkonen has still not received all of the money he is owed by Lotus.

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 06 Towards the end of the season, and just before he set off for back surgery that meant he missed the last two races of 2013, the Finn revealed he has not been paid “one euro” by the Enstone based team this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix set for Oct. 31 to Nov. 2

Beautiful time of year to visit Austin

Circuit of The Americas logoCircuit of The Americas (COTA) confirmed that the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix would be held Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 02

Kovalainen vows to be ‘more ready’ for 2014 chance

“All in all, this was a bad year” - Kovalainen

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 08Heikki Kovalainen has admitted he will have to prove he has upped his game to a potential 2014 employer. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Kvyat cool ahead of F1 adventure

F1′s newest cool cucumber is Daniil Kvyat.

GP3 - Daniil Kvyat (MW Arden)Signed up by team owners Red Bull to replace Daniel Ricciardo at Toro Rosso next year, the Russian teen got an early start with practice outings in Austin and Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Lotus ‘risk’ turns out bad as Kovalainen star fades

“I was anticipating it would be easier to come back and race competitively”

Heikki Kovalainen - photo Lotus F1 TeamThe tumultuous 2014 ‘silly season’ is taking yet another twist, as Heikki Kovalainen’s hopes of returning full-time next year fall dramatically. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Lotus hopes for Quantum deal ‘next week’

“We will do everything possible to solve this problem as soon as possible”

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 09Lotus insists the team’s 35 per cent sale to Quantum remains on track, even though the investment group missed its latest deadline set by chief Mansoor Ijaz. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Kovalainen better now than in McLaren days

“Now with a good car, I realise I am better than I was at McLaren”

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 03Heikki Kovalainen thinks he is a better driver today than when he won a grand prix for McLaren in 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Brawn linked with Ferrari return

Ross Brawn is being linked with a sensational return to Ferrari.

2013-10-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Ross Brawn 01Mercedes’ current team boss, who was technical director at Maranello during the ultra-successful Michael Schumacher era, was spotted meeting with Stefano Domenicali in Ferrari’s hospitality area at Interlagos on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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