Tickets for the second running of the United States Grand Prix at the much heralded Circuit of the Americas (COTA) near Austin, Texas go on sale Thursday, March 21 at 1 p.m. EDT. The event, the penultimate race of the 2013 season, will be held Nov. 15-17.
Three-day general admission passes are priced at $169. Reserved grandstand seating in turns 3, 4, 5, 9, 11 and 12 range between $299 and $499 for the three-day event. COTA’s premium seating (at a premium price) in the Main Grandstand along the front straight and at turns 1 and 15 will also be available with the personal seat license (PSL) option which allows ticket purchasers the ability to retain their same seats for the duration of the license.
COTA, the 3.4-mile, 20-corner purpose-built circuit designed by Hermann Tilke, drew rave reviews after last year’s inaugural F1 event, which drew 265,000 fans. After a five-year hiatus without an F1 race hosted on U.S. soil, the 2012 race was won by Lewis Hamilton driving for McLaren-Mercedes.
After the race, Hamilton stated, “There are a couple of grands prix that are somehow out on their own…. Now you can [add] this circuit to that list - it's already one of the best racetracks in the world, maybe even right up there in the top three....The warm welcome we’ve had has been fantastic and I think this is one of the best, if not the best grand prix we’ve had all year.”
Red Bull chief technical officer, Adrian Newey, proclaimed, “It is fantastic. A good circuit and I would dare a bet in saying that this is going to be one of the favourite races in the future. There seems to be a huge enthusiasm - full grandstands, incredible vibes - so I would say that Formula One has again arrived in the USA.”
For full ticket information, visit the COTA website.