Formula One fans and hopefully soon-to-be Formula One fans can get a kickstart on the first Grand Prix held in the United States since 2007 by visiting this weekend’s Formula Expo at the Austin Convention Center.
Formula Expo will feature an exciting array of exhibits, demonstrations and appearances from F1 celebrities. The Expo floor will consist of ZONES, showing different aspects of the sport, as well as exotic and classic road cars and a zone dedicated to showcasing what makes Austin one of the most fun, successful, quirky, healthy and musical cities in America. The Expo will also feature a stage, a sports bar, and interactive exhibits.
In the Race Zone, you will see Formula 1 cars and exhibits from some of the leading teams including Ferrari, Williams and Lotus, plus others to be announced soon. You will be able to get close to the cars and see first-hand the complexities of design that make these cars so amazingly fast.
The F1 History Zone will be showing seven cars, including Mario Andretti’s Lotus 79, as well as a special area featuring cars from the Texas All British Car Days and content from the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen, NY.
Other Zones will include F1 simulators, pit stop challenges, exotic cars from Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Lotus and Bugatti, a Technology Zone (where Paul can learn all about DRS) and a Circuit of the Americas Zone.
I will be on hand Saturday representing Formula1Blog.com (sporting a fancy, white F1B polo for easy recognition), so if you see me walking around, please do say hello. We can take the opportunity to talk stinky cheeses and expensive wine, just as if we were on our very own Formula One podcast!
For more info, please visit;
Tickets on sale now-$15 online, $20 at the door.
Family Four Packs available for $50
Two Day Pass for $25
Children under 2 are free
For ticket questions call: 512-389-0315
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday June 15, 2012
7:00 PM VIP and Celebrity Formula Expo Party – Venue to be Announced
Saturday June 16, 2012
9:00 AM Expo opens to the public – Austin Convention Center
7:00 PM Expo Hall Closes
7:30 PM Formula Expo presents the Band of the Year Final – And a special evening with Austin’s top musicians: Guy Forysth, Patrice Pike, Ginger Leigh, John Pointer, Wendy Colonna at ACL-Live Moody Theatre.
Sunday June 17, 2012
9:00 AM Expo open to the public – Austin Convention Center
6:00 PM Expo Closes
Photo of Tony and Le Seb