Circuit of The Americas (COTA) welcomes back the Formula Sun Grand Prix (FGSP) powered by Austin Energy for the 14th Circuit of The Americas annual event and second visit to one of America’s greenest cities on Saturday, July 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Circuit of The Americas. Student teams from around the world will race solar-powered electric vehicles that they designed and built, on the first purpose built Formula 1™ racetrack in the United States. This unique engineering competition is powered solely by the sun and is based on the teams' innovation, speed and endurance.
Circuit of the Americas (COTA), host of the upcoming 2014 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, has announced that it will be the official training partner for driver Simona De Silvestro. After recently becoming the first female racing driver in history to test a Formula 1 car on Ferrari's legendary Fiorano Circuit in northern Italy, Simona will continue her training at COTA in early August.
Officials with ESPN and Circuit of The Americas (COTA) are pleased with the initial response to the first-ever X Games Austin (June 5-8) held at COTA and are exploring ways to build this year’s success as they plan for the 2015 X Games in Austin. Total attendance for the four-day, action sports and youth lifestyle festival was 160,000, which makes X Games Austin the highest non-Formula 1™ attended sports and entertainment event at COTA since the venue’s grand opening in 2012.
Due to the weather-related cancellation of the Moto X Freestyle Competition, officials with X Games Austin and Circuit of The Americas (COTA) are offering refunds to guests who purchased upgraded viewing experiences in the Moto X venue.
The inaugural X Games Austin kicks off this week at Circuit of The Americas™ (COTA), and event organizers are providing these helpful hints for fans heading to the circuit to take in the world’s best action sports athletes along with the awesome X Music line-up and nine, unique festival villages. Fans will be treated to non-stop action, from morning to midnight!
Celebrating 20 years of X Games, ESPN will bring all the action to fans in downtown Austin on Thursday, June 5 to kick off the inaugural event in front of the iconic State Capitol building. Fans can get up close to the action with free admission to the Skateboard and BMX Vert competitions. The Vert ramp will be located at the intersection of 10th Street and Congress Ave in front of the Texas State Capitol building.