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Austin F1 Grand Prix

FORMULA 1 *GRAND PRIX* One of the world's greatest racing events is back in the USA. People from all over the world flocked to Austin last year for the U.S. Grand Prix. Join the excitement! F1 HISTORY The Circuit of the Americas Formula 1 racing has been around since the 1920s. The Grand Prix races began in 1950. (COTA) course opened in 2012 just outsideof Austinafter 5 years withouta U.S.Grand Prix. The COTA track was designed to replicate 20 of the most difficult turns from international courses. F1 CARS There are around 80,000 pieces used to assemble an F1 race car. Formula 1 tires have a lifespan of just over 60 miles (100 km) - compared with 37,000 to 62,000 miles on a regular tire. On city courses, manhole covers have to be welded shut for races because the force of an F1car speeding past them can launch them into the air. If you hit the brakes in an F1 car going full speed, the force you would feel is equivalent to slamming into a brick wall. F1 EVENTS 70%a nearly 20% attendees travel from other states are international visitors. Over 117,000 people attended the Austin Grand Prix in 2012. 1-100 the course of a 3-day weekend. Practice races are held Friday, qualifications or heats are run on Saturday, and the Grand Prix event is held on Sunday. The race events happen e COTA TRACK 10 ******" ***** ********* the turns on the COTA racetrack. *****.........20 SOURCES http://www.formulal.com/detault.itml http://www.fa.com/port/champianshps/newsMomula-1 world-champonship sports xin.msn.com/photogallayaspx?o documantid-43 69578gage.4 jalopnikcom59588 09/yaourguide-to surviving-1-wekend-in-austin statesmancom/news'news/local-guvt-politics/on-fis-big-day-an-austin-success'nSINRV O: HomeAway let's stay together┬░

Austin F1 Grand Prix

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After returning to the US in 2012, F1 Grand Prix racing is back this November in Austin. Learn more.

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