Formula 1 is coming back to Circuit of the Americas on October 19-21! At this three-day celebration of speed and sound, you can cheer on Ferrari, Mercedes, McLaren, Haas and more at the only purpose-built F1 track in the United States. Plus, enjoy special concerts from pop icons Britney Spears and Bruno Mars!

Formula 1 began in 1950 when it was first defined in earnest as the premier single-seater racing category in worldwide motorsport. In the 70 odd years that have proceeded its humble beginnings, the Formula 1 name has become synonymous with speed and excellence. The competition represents a total convergence of human skill, both in driving these incredible vehicles and engineering them. Fast forward to now and you’ve got a prestigious international institution that promises more forms of entertainment than just competitive racing. Circuit of the Americas is well-known for being the essential destination in Austin for both sports and live music, and we can’t wait to enjoy both over these three days!

photo by Keith Rizzo

All weekend long, you’ll find festivities everywhere you turn. Start your planning by checking out this Schedule of Events and looking at all of the Ticket Packages available. You’ll find a variety of options for seating — from premium to bleachers to a grassy hillside. Take note that children ages 2 & under receive free general admission with a ticketed adult. Going with a big group? Click here for info about group rewards and discounts.

The most affordable way to take in all three days of the USGP is General Admission. GA areas don’t include assigned seats but allow you to find the perfect grassy hillside to place a chair or a blanket. These areas are located throughout the Circuit in close proximity to concessions and merchandise areas. Choose from either Single Day tickets or the 3-Day Tickets to take in ALL of the action.

All 3-day tickets receive admission to the Bruno Mars concert on Saturday, October 20 and the Britney Spears concert on Sunday, October 21.Bruno Mars will perform on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m., and Britney Spears will perform on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. You must purchase either a single-day or three-day ticket option (there is not a ticket option just for the concerts). The Saturday and Sunday night performances will take place on the Super Stage Festival Lawn, and is all general admission. So keep in mind that when you purchase your tickets, you are making a selection about where you would like to watch racing. After the end of track activity on Saturday and Sunday, guests will enter the Festival Lawn area for the shows.

For the helpful info about the lay of the land at COTA, concessions, autograph sessions and lots of details including what’s allowed and prohibited to bring along with you, please visit their FAQ webpage.

Kids 12 and under are invited to the Kids Zone, an exclusive area in the pit at Austin360 Amphitheater for future champions to get up and close with their favorite drivers!

Click here for the chance to enter to win a pair of 3-day passes! Good luck!

photo by Keith Rizzo

Parking at CoTA will require the purchase of a parking pass, which you can buy online here. Or you can buy a ticket to ride to and from Downtown on a shuttle.

For much more information about the FORMULA 1 PIRELLI 2018 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, please visit the Circuit of the Americas website and be sure to follow on Facebook for exciting updates.