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F1 Weekend Guide

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Austin is gearing up to host its first Formula One Grand Prix on Nov. 16-18 on the new 3.4 mile circuit track. The city is also celebrating the event with entertainment including free concerts and other activities.

Below is information every race fan needs to know to about F1 weekend.


Race Day Schedule

Gates open at 7:30 a.m. The Grand Prix race begins at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18.

For more information visit www.CircuitofTheAmericas.com.


Parking at COTA

Click here to view parking map.

If you are parking in lots A, B, C, D, F, or Q please use one of these routes:

US 183 to FM 812

NB SH 21 to FM 812

SB SH 21 to FM 812

NB SH 130 to FM 812

SB SH 130 to FM 812

If you are parking in lots E, F, G, H, J, or K please use one of these routes:

SB SH 130 to Pearce to Kellam

NB SH 130 to Peace to Kellam

SH 71 to Wolf to Pearce to Kellam

SH 21 to FM 535 to Kellam

If you are parking in lots L, M, N, or P please use these routes:

NB SH 21 to FM 812

SB SH 21 to FM 812

SH 71 to Wolf to Fagerquist to Elroy Road

SH 21 to FM 535 to Wolf to Fagerquist to Elroy Road


Shuttle locations:

15th Street and Trinity

Travis County Expo Center


Shuttles begin departing from both locations at 7 a.m.

Shuttles end 3.5 hours after the final schedule racing event of the day.


Airport Transit

MetroAirport bus service connects Central Austin and downtown to the airport, and will run every 15 minutes from Thursday, Nov. 15, to Monday, Nov. 19, for $1 each way.


Passenger Rail

MetroRail connects the northern communities to Downtown Austin. Tickets can be purchased at station platforms or via the Capital Metro app.

Hours of operation during Grand Prix are:

Friday: 6 a.m. to midnight

Saturday: 10 a.m. to midnight

Sunday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information visit capmetro.org


Downtown Loop bus

To get around downtown, ride the free Downtown Loop bus, Friday, Nov. 16, to Sunday, Nov. 18, from 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. The service will run every 15 minutes.



Austin Fan Fest Powered by Mobil 1, downtown warehouse district; free. Music begins at 6 p.m. on Nov. 16 and 10 p.m. on Nov. 17 and 18.

The line-up for the Bud Light Center Stage is as follows:

  • Nov. 16 -Fastball, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Con Bro Chill
  • Nov. 17-Shurman, Gentleman Hall, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Bright Light Social Hour
  • Nov. 18-Hudson Moore, Bob Schneider, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Donovan Frankenreiter

The line-up for the Univision Stage is as follows:

  • Nov. 16- Herencia Tropikal, A.J. Castillo and Fito Olivares
  • Nov. 17-Monoz, Ligado, Las Fenix, and 8 Segundos
  • Nov. 18-Rosalinda, Don Tetto and Quiro Olvera y 3val

For more information visit www.austinfanfest.com.


Bazaarvoice, Cedar Street Courtyard 208 West 4th Street;Free

  • Nov. 16- Phoebe Hunt, Erine Ivey, Sahara Smith, Sara Hickman, Michelle Armstrong, 10YR, KP and the Boom Boom, Akina Adderley &The Vintage Playboys
  • Nov. 17-Keep it Local DJ Set, La Guerilla, The Midgetmen, Adam Ahrens, Bridge Farmers, Luv Handle (the original members of the "Dysfunkshun Junkshun"), Danny Malone, Leopold and his Fiction, Ouiet Company, DJ Kid Slyce & DJ I Wanna Be Her
  • Nov. 18-DJ Digg &Table Manners Crew DJ Set, Eagle Eye Williamson, Driver, Shakey Graves, Distance Runner, Feathers, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, Scorpion Child, T-Bird and the Breaks, Dj Orion of the Peligrosa All-Stars.


ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and all shows start at 9 p.m.

  • Nov. 15: Willie Nelson, Asleep at the Wheel, Pat Green, Jerry Jeff Walker and more
  • Nov. 16: Juanes
  • Nov. 17: Lupe Fiasco
  • Nov. 18: The Wallflowers


Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. Doors open 7 p.m. both nights with shows starting at 8.

  • Nov. 16: Flo Rida
  • Nov. 17: Enrique Iglesias


Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. Doors open at 7 p.m. with show starting at 8.

  • Nov. 16: Aerosmith and Cheap Trick

Circuit of the Americas

  • Nov. 17 –Collective Soul @ 4:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 18-Clay Walker @3:15 p.m.

Other local artists including Dame & Sahara Smith, La Guerrilla, Frontier Brothers, Uncle Lucius, and DJ QD will perform throughout the weekend.


True Taste of Austin

On Nov. 15 local merchants will host a block party on South Congress. Visitors can enjoy discounts and specials at the South Congress restaurants, bars and stores. All merchants will stay open until 10 p.m.

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