The 2018 United States Grand Prix will be on Sunday 21 October at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. COTA is the first purpose-built F1® facility in the US and is designed for all classes of racing. It was officially opened by Mario Andretti the 1978 world champion and Ambassador for COTA and F1® Experiences.

Select from one of 9 official F1 ticket packages and get closer to the action.  You can also add accommodation, transfers and other concierge services to make it a truly memorable race weekend.

All ticket packages can be booked online, or please phone +44 (0) 800 634 0002 or use the form to contact us if you need further information.

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United States Grand Prix weekend itinerary

Thursday 18 – Sunday 21 October 2018

Event access is dependent on which ticket package you purchase

F1® Experiences Pit Lane Walk Thursday Exclusive to F1® Experiences
Drive the Track Tour Thursday Exclusive to F1® Experiences
Practice 1 Friday 10:00 - 11:30
Practice 2 Friday 14:00 - 15:30
Insider Access to the F1® Paddock Friday Exclusive to F1® Experiences
Podium Photo Op Friday Exclusive to F1® Experiences
Paddock Club Party with F1 Legend Friday Exclusive to F1® Experiences
Practice 3 Saturday 13:00 - 14:00
Qualifying Saturday 16:00 - 17:00
Guided Paddock Access Saturday or Sunday Exclusive to F1® Experiences
One Day Paddock Access Saturday or Sunday Exclusive to F1® Experiences
Saturday Concert Saturday TBC
Podium Ceremony Access Sunday Exclusive to F1® Experiences
Sunday Concert Sunday TBC
All access and times subject to change
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A little more about each of the F1®Experiences Events that will get you closer to the F1® Action at the United States Grand Prix.

NOTE: Your event access will depend on the package you have purchased and its accompanying inclusions.

Pit Lane Walk

Not many people get the opportunity to walk the pit lanes and enjoy unprecedented behind the scenes access at the circuit and the chance to mingle with all the famous faces of Formula One™.  The pit lane walk in the past was only available to F1 Paddock Club™ guests, however, now we have added this exclusive experiences into all of our F1® Experiences packages.

You’ll get to see where the F1 drivers and teams make their final preparations.  You may even see one of the teams practise their pit-stop routine as well as capturing some of the best photos possible of your favourite teams’ cars and crews. No television coverage can compare with this experience in real life. The Pit Lane Walk groups are kept small so you have lots of opportunities to ask questions.

Drive the Track Tour

The track tour is on the back of the same flatbed truck used by the F1 Drivers when they are driven around the circuit and introduced to the crowds on Sunday before the race.  On the truck with you will be with an F1® Experiences representative who will be your guide to the features at COTA and you will enjoy experiencing first hand all the inclines and cambers that the drivers have to contend with.

Insider Access to the F1® Paddock

Get exclusive access to the Support Race Paddock which includes a tour of the garages where the support teams prepare their cars for victory and an up-close view of the incredible engineering that is used to create the perfect mix of speed and control. You will also be guided around by a knowledgeable F1® expert who will provide an experienced insight into the thrilling behind the scenes action.

Insider Access to the F1® Paddock

The most coveted stretch of concrete you will find during an F1® race weekend, experience the exclusivity of Paddock access during your complete Paddock tour. Never before available to race fans until now, F1® Experiences guests are given unique access to this hallowed ground by visiting the Pirelli tyre center where their team guide you through the fascinating technology of F1® tyres, a close-up view of the F1® safety car with Bernd Mayländer and an F1® team garage visit where guests will immerse themselves in the heart of the action as teams prepare for Saturday’s qualifying. This truly is a remarkable insight into the key participants of F1®.

The tour groups are small and intimate so you have lots of opportunity to ask questions.

Paddock Club Party with F1® Legend

Enjoy the smart elegance of the F1® Paddock Club situated directly over the start/finish line. During this fun and social occasion, you will get to meet an F1® driver or legend and enjoy superb food prepared by world-renowned Paddock Club chefs complimented by the beer and wine bars. Guests will join your F1® Legend in the Paddock Club for a truly intimate experience. In the past, we have played host to F1® Legends Fernando Alonso, Max Verstappen, Esteban Ocon and Romain Grosjean.

Podium Photo Op

Put yourself at the pinnacle of Formula 1® by standing atop of the COTA F1 Podium, the site of some many historic celebrations by the greats of F1.  Take the perfect photo opportunity with the race trophy to commemorate and complete your F1® Experience. Bound to be popular with your friends on social media.

Guided Paddock Access

The Guided paddock access takes you right into the hub the Belgian F1 GP race weekend.  You will be walking past the team’s hospitality venues and command centres within the Paddock, whilst being guided by a highly knowledgeable F1® Experiences member of staff. This unprecedented access is available to a select few with Legend tickets.

NOTE: A sign-up system will be used for guests to get Paddock Access.

Podium Ceremony Access

A place on the winner’s podium is the target for all Formula 1® drivers and constructors.  Now it can be experienced to guests who purchase our Ultimate Legend and Legend Belgian F1 tickets. In a prime location below the podium, F1® Experiences guests will have a roped off section just for them to view the prestigious ceremony at the end of the Grand Prix.

Two-seater F1® Car Ride

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to feel the thrill of F1®Experiences’ custom-built two-seater F1® car ride as you reach speeds of up 200km/h. The exhilaration and G-force at each of COTA’s corners are like nothing you will have experienced before.

The experience includes all the garage preparation, driver briefing and de-briefing and much more including an official souvenir video of your drive. Have a watch of the video to the left and you will see what we mean about making memories that will last forever. This unprecedented access is available to a select few who make a booking for an Ultimate Legend ticket.

NOTE: Availability of the two-seater F1 car ride at the United States Grand Prix is subject to confirmation.