August 22, 2018

COTA Seeks F1 Future Stars for USGP Pre-Race Ceremony

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Formula 1 and Circuit of The Americas are proud to announce the F1 Future Stars program, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the next generation of great drivers to participate in the pre-race ceremony at the FORMULA 1 2018 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX. Twenty F1 Future Stars, ages 7-10 years old, will stand alongside the 20 best drivers in the world for the national anthem and grid ceremony on Sunday before the green flag flies for the USGP.

Ten of the twenty participants will be selected by COTA for the program at COTA Karting. One boy and one girl will be selected from the following criteria:

  • Top Pro Skills score (from now until September 3)
  • Most laps recorded (from now until September 3)
  • Fastest lap (from now until September 3)
  • Best Sportsmanship/attitude (as determined by COTA Karting staff)
  • Biggest F1 fan (as determined by COTA Karting staff)

The remaining ten F1 Future Star spots will be filled in conjunction with COTA’s local non-profit partners, including Seton/Dell Children’s Hospital, Operation Supply Drop (supporting military families), and the Boys and Girls Club of Austin, among others.

Tickets for the FORMULA 1 2018 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, set for October 19-21 are on sale now through The weekend also includes performances by superstars Bruno Mars (Saturday, October 20) and Britney Spears (Sunday, October 21).

Three-day race tickets which include access to both headlining concerts along with other featured entertainment including an additional 30+ Texas based bands soon to be announced, start at $169 and are also on sale now through Sunday only bleachers and Sunday only Premium Stand tickets are available for purchase as well as along with premium on track viewing upgrades for both concerts.

Back for another year, COTA is pleased to once again offer the rain plan guarantee. Should it rain over 2.25 inches in the 24-hour period before the start of the F1 USGP race on Saturday, October 20, COTA will refund 105% of the value of the ticket for any fan who purchased a reserved seat on a 3-day weekend pass by August 31, 2018 with tickets still being valid for race weekend.  Hotel rooms can be booked now at

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