Have you been bitten with the F1 racing bug since seeing the previews for Ron Howard's new film Rush, due in theaters this Friday, Sept. 27? After you see the amazing new movie, released by Universal Pictures, you will be ready to see the real thing; the thrill Formula 1 racing at its very best, up close and personal, this November at the country’s only F1 racetrack in Austin, Texas.
Circuit of The Americas, the only F1™ racetrack in the country and home to the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, is partnering with Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline and The Horn-ESPN Austin radio to throw a special Rush premiere party on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Alamo Drafthouse is presenting THREE special showings of Rush on Sept. 28 at 2 p.m., 2:25 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. CDT at its Lakeline location. Fans who attend the special screenings will have a chance to win tickets to the 2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX set for Nov. 15-17 at Circuit of The Americas and check out a realWilliams F1 Team show car. Additionally, the Speed City team from The Horn-ESPN Austin will provide live reports throughout the afternoon. The party officially begins at11 a.m. CDT, and theater-goers are invited to arrive early to take pictures with the Williams F1 car and meet the Circuit of The Americas COTA Girl ambassadors.
Although good seats are still available, time is running out to buy the best seats in the house for North Americas’ new must-see event, the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, set for Nov. 15-17 at Circuit of The Americas™ (COTA). The most popular grandstand by far is the one overlooking the legendary Turn 12.
“Turn 12 has everything race fans love; the F1 cars are coming from the fastest section of the track, and it is the best place to pass at COTA, as 2012 Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton proved last year,” Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer Geoff Moore said. “In addition to the great views, Turn 12 is close to the Grand Plaza and Austin360 Amphitheater where a variety of interactive exhibits and displays, demonstrations, great food and live music can be enjoyed throughout the weekend. We encourage anyone wanting to experience the rush of F1 racing in person, to take advantage of our Turn 12 seats while they’re still available.”
Turn 12 reserved bleacher seats are $499 per person for a three-day ticket and include individual tickets to Friday’s practice sessions (Nov. 15), Saturday’s practice and qualifying sessions (Nov. 16) and Sunday’s races (Nov. 17). Given the quality view and the convenient location of these seats, single-day tickets are not available in the Turn 12 seating section.
Tickets for reserved seats in Turn 12 and other grandstand locations, along with general admission passes, can be purchased online (under the EVENTS section of the website) or through ticketmaster. For information on personal seat licenses for Formula 1 events and other motorsports and entertainment programming at Circuit of The Americas, call the Circuit’s Sales Team at 512.301.6600 and press “1” to be connected to a sales representative.
Of course, the on-track action isn't the only event taking place that weekend. Recently, the Circuit of The Americas announced the line-up of bands that will perform on the main Bud Light Stage during Austin Fan Fest fueled by Shell set for Nov. 14-17.
The Bud Light Stage, located in the Republic Park Parking Lot, will be packed with top-notch performers every night beginning Thursday, Nov. 14. The line-up is as follows (all times CST):
Austin Fan Fest fueled by Shell – BUD LIGHT STAGE Line-Up
Thursday, Nov. 14
5:30 p.m. Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
7:30 p.m. Roger Creager
9:30 p.m. Clairy Browne & Bangin’ Rackettes
Friday, Nov. 15
6 p.m. Los Lobos
8:15 p.m. Los Lonely Boys
10:45 p.m. Lou Gramm
Saturday, Nov. 16
3 p.m. Civil Twilight
5:30 p.m. Everlast
8 p.m. Andy Grammer
10:30 p.m. Berlin
Sunday, Nov. 17
6:30 p.m. The Soul Rebels
“We’re thrilled to showcase such a diverse group of gifted performers and music genres that will appeal to every taste and generation,” said Paul Thornton, president of TAG Presents, the events management company for Circuit of The Americas and the Austin360 Amphitheater. “Live entertainment is a huge part of Austin’s culture, and it will be an even bigger focus during this year’s free Grand Prix fan festival, as we show an international audience why our city will forever be known as the Live Music Capital of the World.”
Additional artists and stage schedules will be released in coming weeks, including line-ups for the Univision stage and Austin360 local favorites stage.
Austin Fan Fest fueled by Shell will showcase 12 activity zones spanning 12 square blocks bounded by San Antonio Street (west), 5th Street (north), Congress Ave. (east) and 2nd Street (south). In addition to the robust live music schedule, the four-day Grand Prix party offers something for everyone, including: Dozens of interactive and educational displays, including racing simulators and unique experiential areas by Shell;
- An X Games-style action sports zone;
- Activities for kids and families, including a downtown Zip Line, Racing Bug, Walk on Water and mechanical bull rides; and
- Offerings from local restaurants and pubs, food trucks, artisans and retailers.
Additionally, superstar drivers competing in the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX will meet with fans at the festival during the weekend.
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