Why COTA Is Awesome For Bikes, From The Ace Rider Who Helped Design It

Years ago, when Tavo Hellmund first got the fairly insane idea to bring Formula One racing to Austin, Texas, he called his buddy Kevin Schwantz to ask what would make the track great for the world championship of motorcycle racing as well. » 3/26/15 9:17am Thursday 9:17am

I Rode Shotgun For Sick 455 HP Burnouts In The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V

What insights can you glean about a new car from just two Circuit of the Americas laps when you're in the passenger's seat? Not as many as you'd like, especially when it's a car as important as the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V. I'd prefer to know everything about that car but we're not there yet. What I can tell you is… » 3/09/15 12:00pm 3/09/15 12:00pm

We're At The Pirelli World Challenge Season Opener All This Weekend

Pirelli World Challenge features one of the most diverse fields of sportscars in America. The Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy (read: all wonderful Porsche Cup cars) is running this weekend, too. Patrick and I will be covering the event all weekend long, and here's why you should pay attention (even from home). » 3/05/15 7:41pm 3/05/15 7:41pm

Please, Make An IndyCar Make-Up Race At Circuit Of The Americas Happen

IndyCar has been sent scrambling for a make-up race after their season opener at Brasília was unexpectedly called off, and it sounds like Circuit of the Americas may be in the running. Excellent. » 1/31/15 2:01pm 1/31/15 2:01pm

The 918 Spyder And Many Others Take On The Circuit Of The Americas

If you think going to an F1 race at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) would be an amazing experience, I would argue that a track day at COTA is even better. » 12/14/14 3:33pm 12/14/14 3:33pm

Texas Motor Speedway Might End IndyCar Contract If COTA Gets A Race

Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage is so butthurt over this weekend's NASCAR race being double-booked with Circuit of the Americas' United States Grand Prix that he's adamant that COTA shouldn't get NASCAR or IndyCar—ever. I hate to break it to you, man, but sound management decisions aren't typically… » 11/02/14 4:00pm 11/02/14 4:00pm

The Jalopnik Guide To Pooping At The United States Grand Prix

If you're coming to Circuit of the Americas for the United States Grand Prix, welcome! We're here to answer the most burning question that no one's ever tackled in a local guide: where's the best place to go to the bathroom at the track? » 10/28/14 1:41pm 10/28/14 1:41pm

If You're In Texas, Come See Some Vintage Racing This Weekend

Hey, you. You like old Alfa Romeos? Datsuns? Porsches? MGs? Corvettes? Old-school F1 cars? If you're reading this website, then the answer to all of that is likely yes. So if you're anywhere near Austin this weekend, you should get to the Circuit of the Americas. » 10/08/14 6:28pm 10/08/14 6:28pm

​How To Keep Your Cool When Your Brakes Fail At 154 MPH


We saw what happens when your brakes fail at the end of the straight at the Circuit of the Americas. Now we get to go on-board with Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge racer Tim Bell in his 370Z. And man, he is one cool cat. » 9/26/14 9:15pm 9/26/14 9:15pm

If you missed the Tudor United Sports Car Championship race that happened in Austin yesterday — and it was a fun one — our friends at IMSA have some info on where you can watch it. » 9/21/14 1:10pm 9/21/14 1:10pm

WEC Race In Austin Becomes A Slidey Mess, Red Flagged For Rain

Some Seriously Great Racing Is Coming To Austin This Weekend

If you're in Austin, or Texas, or America, or the Western Hemisphere, then Circuit of the Americas is the place to be this weekend. And Jalopnik will be there! » 9/18/14 10:00pm 9/18/14 10:00pm

Watch The Mercedes-AMG GT Tear It Up On The Circuit Of The Americas

Mercedes-AMG GT Diary, Day Three. I still have not driven this car, sadly, but I'm starting to lust after it more and more. This is even more true after watching the car bring its sound and fury to the Circuit of the Americas. » 9/12/14 3:25pm 9/12/14 3:25pm

Gabrielle Giffords Learns To Drive Again At Circuit Of The Americas

Three years ago last month, Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head during a mass shooting in Tuscon that left six others dead. Giffords' recovery since then has been arduous, with the now-former politician having to undergo several procedures and re-learn basic skills — including driving, which she did… » 2/07/14 1:20pm 2/07/14 1:20pm

What Makes An American Grand Prix

Formula One, like soccer, is an international sport and thus not for Americans. At least that's what they tell you. It's what some people need you to believe. Will the young people here, stretching over the rails as a vintage Lotus screams by, feel the same way? I think they won't. » 11/17/13 1:00pm 11/17/13 1:00pm

F1 Technical on Oppo - American Grand Prix

Welcome to OppositeLock's own Formula 1 open technical discussion! The one thing that separates Formula 1 from any other motorsport is the absurd level of engineering and aerodynamic advancement that the teams push on each other, and we are here to appreciate, discuss, and revel in the beauty of design on the current… » 11/16/13 3:33pm 11/16/13 3:33pm

The Many Silly Faces of the McLaren 12C Spider

Look, if you're going to test out a car built from racecar technology, it should probably be on a racetrack. Because...racecar, or something like it. Here's a McLaren 12C Spider. It'll cause you to make highly awkward facial expressions of glee. » 11/15/13 2:40pm 11/15/13 2:40pm

What The Hell Is Going On With Tickets For The US Grand Prix?

It's the week before the United States Grand Prix—do you know where your tickets are? Lucky you, then. Until I got my tickets late yesterday, I thought mine were wherever Kimi's paycheck is—completely missing in action. Other fans? Not so lucky. » 11/08/13 2:40pm 11/08/13 2:40pm

The Summer X Games Are Coming To Austin

Austin, Texas, the land of live music festivals, breakfast tacos and cheap liquor, will officially play host to the Summer X Games from 2014 to 2017, it was announced this morning. Sorry, Detroit. » 7/17/13 10:31am 7/17/13 10:31am