It’s on! The USGP in Austin will go ahead with 12,000 new parking spots and a 105% refund if it rains more than 2-inches before the race.
COTA president, Bobby Epstein, says this year’s event should be the biggest by far with headlining entertainment provided by Taylor Swift. That’s a great move for COTA and should bring in lots of folks who may be somewhat south of the mean age of those Rolex-buying fans the race usually gets. Don’t count out the fact that the Elderly F1 fan himself is probably a fan of Taylor’s.
“We are so happy to confirm F1’s return to COTA as well as Taylor Swift’s headline performance,” said Epstein.
“We can’t think of a better way to mark this important five-year milestone for F1 in Austin.
“Since we first hosted this event in 2012, we have gained a lot of knowledge and insight that has allowed us to make significant annual improvements to the event that we are confident will continue to establish the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix as the standout race weekend on F1’s calendar.
“By combining the excitement of Formula 1, the fun of the festival, and a full concert by Taylor Swift, we ensure fans can enjoy the greatest sports and entertainment event of the year.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors to Texas and the Circuit of The Americas, for what promises to be an amazing weekend.”
hat Tip: Motorsport