Vettel Grove Comes to Life
Circuit of The Americas and Austin non-profit TreeFolks planted hundreds of native saplings and trees in Richard Moya Park to honor now-retired racing legend Sebastian Vettel. As part of a broader awareness initiative, COTA reached out to Del Valle neighbor TreeFolks. The organization’s mission to restore green space, regrow native trees, and educate Austinites on the urban forest ecosystem aligned with COTA’s goal of simultaneously honoring a legendary F1 driver, preserving the local Austin ecosystem, and leaving a lasting legacy.
Bike Night Makes a Comeback
The first Bike Night Presented by Ascension Seton of 2023 was a huge success with cyclers of all levels cruising on the only permanent, purpose-built Formula 1 track in the United States for a fun-filled biking adventure. Friends and family gathered for a sunset ride around COTA’s 20 turns.
Rins Wins America’s GP
Alex Rins won the 10th annual Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, securing the trophy for LCR Honda CASTROL and his first podium of 2023. Honda has now won 8 of 10 races at Circuit of The Americas, returning to dominance since Enea Bastianini took the win in 2022 for Gresini Racing.
T11 Car Condos Construction Begins
T11 Car Condos officially broke ground this summer. COTA and T11 project representatives gathered for a sunny photo-op last week to mark the exciting occasion. After celebrating The Circuit’s 10th birthday last October, this groundbreaking denotes the beginning stages of COTA’s expansion project years in the making.
2023 USGP Weekend Makes History
2023 World Champion Max Verstappen secured his 50th career win at the Formula 1 Lenovo United States Grand Prix. Over the weekend, COTA made history by hosting the first American Sprint Shootout and also crowning the first F1 Academy Champion, Marta García. The off-track entertainment included musical performances by The Killers (Friday), Queen + Adam Lambert (Saturday), and Tiësto (Sunday).
Austin Airport Experiences Its Busiest Day of the Year
The Monday after USGP weekend was the busiest day of the year at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) with more than 43,000 passengers, according to figures from the Transportation Security Administration. The record-breaking figure topped the previous single-day record: the day after last year’s F1 weekend.