The Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas is one of the most impressive and modern in the current Formula 1 racing calendar.
The track layout is inspired by many race tracks around the world, resulting in a varied Formula 1 race track that is very appreciated by the drivers. In particular, the first section of the track is reminiscent of the famous “Maggots-Becketts-Chapel complex” at Silverstone, while other sections remind on the stadium section at Hockenheim and turn sequences at Istanbul Park. In addition to the varied layout of the circuit, the remarkable height difference between the sectors also makes the Circuit of the Americas something very special.
The final master plan was developed in collaboration with HKS, Inc. while the main grandstand, tower and adjacent amphitheater was designed by Austin architect Miró Rivera. A central “Grand Plaza” spanning 20 hectares includes a wide range of utilities, retail and restroom facilities and entrances to spectator seating, as well as a large reflecting pool embedded in a green zone.
In addition to Formula 1, the Circuit of the Americas hosts other racing series such as the United SportsCar Championships, the World Endurance Championships and the V8 Supercars.