Seeing a live Formula One race is at the top of just about every fan’s list, and this one comes with a bonus: it’s located in one of the hottest destinations in the country, let alone the south, and gives you an amazing excuse to take in a one-of-a-kind Texas autumn. This three-day event features both practice and qualifying rounds as well as the ultimate race itself so you’ll get an up-close and personal view of exactly how much heart and soul goes into this kind of racing.
The main attraction at the Grand Prix is, of course, the races themselves, which attendees can view from one of the many top-of-the-line trackside areas set aside for that purpose. For example, the Formula One Paddock Club grants you insider, behind-the-scenes access to the F1 Pit Lane, as well as a guided lap on the drivers’ parade truck and much, much more.
But you don’t have to spring for club access to enjoy the race from the grandstands -- or to take advantage of the many levels of hospitality the organization puts on offer. Catered meals, complimentary bar service, and sparkling-clean private restrooms await at many ticket levels, as well as shaded, covered seating with TV monitors to make sure you don’t miss a single mile.
The practice races will take place on Friday (Oct. 22) and Saturday (Oct. 23) The qualifying race will proceed on Saturday after the practice races. Finally, on Sunday, October 24, qualifiers will duke it out for the championship position, powering up the signature 133-foot climb into Turn 1, where they’ll pull almost four time the force of gravity before heading into their second turn and a series of high-speed corners. Strap in for a thrilling ride!
The 2021 U.S. Grand Prix will take place in Austin, Texas at the Circuit of the Americas, which can be found at the following address:
9201 Circuit of the Americas Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78617
There’s a reason car racing and campers go hand in hand -- there’s nothing quite like sleeping, eating, and having your morning coffee trackside in the comfort of your very own motorhome or travel trailer. (Psst: Don’t have one of your own quite yet? No worries! RVshare is chock-full of attractive and reliable RV rentals for you to peruse, whether you fly in and rent on-site or rent in your area and drive to the venue.)
Onsite RV camping at Circuit of the Americas is hosted by Geico, and features a huge range of luxury amenities to make sure you don’t have to forego any of the comforts of home. You can choose from premium sites, which feature generously-sized paved sites on the back straight between Turns 11 and 12 as well as full hookups and private pool access, or gravel Hilltop spots, with restroom access and additional RV services (like shower passes, power access, and pump-outs) available a la carte.
Not planning to stay on-site? Whether you’d prefer a quieter RV respite or you’re planning on taking advantage of one of the luxury hotel packages, there are plenty of other ways to stay while you’re experiencing the 2021 U.S. F1 Grand Prix.
While there are a broad array of ticket packages available, a few of the top-tier ones include a stay at one of the hotels nearest the venue, offering you the ultimate in comfort, convenience, and luxury.
Want to DIY your hotel stay? There are tons of inns, hostels, bed-and-breakfasts, and all other types of accommodation options to choose from in Austin, but here are a couple of full-service hotels located close to the event venue.
If you’re into the idea of camping, but not quite ready to be on the track all weekend long, consider one of these other area RV resorts, which all offer a great home base from which to enjoy the race and Austin in general:
Circuit of the Americas is easy to locate once you find yourself in Austin, Texas, which is a major metropole and therefore easily accessed by major American highways. The city lies just north of the transcontinental I-10 highway along I-35, which also connects it to other major Texas hubs like San Antonio, Dallas, and Waco.
If you’ll be flying in, you can choose to fly directly into Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), which is serviced by many commercial airlines on a daily basis. The William P. Hobby Airport in Houston (HOU) is only two and a half hours away, and three and a quarter will get you there from Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW).
Limited on-site parking is available in lots located throughout Circuit of The Americas. Featuring paved, grass or dirt surfaces, there are plenty of choices close to your seat. Weekend parking ranges from $100-$150. Click here for more information.
There are so many ways to enjoy the Formula One Grand Prix Race in Austin, Texas this year, and your exact ticket pricing will depend on whether you’re camping or car-parking, from whence you want to watch the race, and whether or not you’d like access to exclusive areas like the Paddock Club. For full pricing details and the option to purchase your tickets today, head to the official F1 Grand Prix website.
Whether you’re camping right in the heart of it all track-side or relaxing in a nearby RV resort -- or even if you’re staying in a hotel! -- we can’t wait to hear all about your amazing race adventure. For the chance to be featured on our blog or social media channels, tag us in your Facebook and Instagram posts, or send details and pictures to us directly at [email protected].
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