My favorite vantage point at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas is overlooking Turn 1, the blind uphill left immediately after the front straight. It’s a notoriously tough corner and I love watching how different drivers (and in the case of MotoGP this weekend, riders) take their lines there. It doesn’t always end well.
Marc Marquez won his first race ever at Circuit of the Americas and hasn’t lost a race here since. And, while he’s been the fastest throughout the practice sessions and qualifying at this year’s race, it hasn’t been by nearly the margins expected. Tomorrow’s event could be much more interesting than we originally…
If you somehow don’t like bikes, or bike racing, what you need to do is tune into the only American race on the MotoGP calendar this year. It will change your mind. Even better, if you’re in Texas, you should come out and join us!
The folks at GMG Racing are the latest to get the Jalopnik bump in the GT class at today’s Pirelli World Challenge race at Circuit of the Americas. Godspeed, GMG!
Finding out that the future of the United States Grand Prix is in jeopardy due to monetary concerns—well, it’s really a shame. I mean, when else do we get to welcome foreign driving legends like Sebastian Vettel to this land? Not often.
While this year’s rain-soaked United States Grand Prix was indeed a thrilling race, it was not a good weekend for the event itself or its venue, Austin, Texas’ Circuit of the Americas. Horrendous weather meant F1 in Austin was “financially devastating” for COTA. Now the track has more bad news: Texas is reportedly…
After the most exciting thing we saw on track at Circuit of the Americas yesterday was a couple of school buses due to rain, Formula One finally got most of a qualifying session in and Mercedes is on top with Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.
The United States Grand Prix is wet. And windy. Like, soak-through-my-clothing wet and turn-my-umbrella-inside-out windy.
Formula One isn’t scared of a little rain, but a lot of rain — well, that’s a different story.
The scene at Circuit of the Americas today is probably the reason why people use the phrase “make it rain” metaphorically.
This weekend’s wallpaper comes to us from Kurt Bradley, who is out at Circuit of the Americas for the huge Lone Star Le Mans weekend of racing. And this car in particular is a heartfelt tribute to a driver we said goodbye to earlier this year.
The Traveling Torchbug got a little tour of Circuit of the Americas’ timing and race control systems, thanks to Opponaut Clown Shoe Pilot. Here’s how you get super-mega-ultra busted for wiping out 42 feet of Tecpro barrier.
This man — Fan Man — has the most important job in racing right now. It’s hot and humid as balls outside at this test day, and all I’m doing is walking around grabbing some photos. Inside a car probably feels like a sauna when the car is off.
Today’s wallpaper comes courtesy of our very own Stef Schrader, who probably took this photo herself but there’s a 10% chance it was actually Puff:
At this weekend’s MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas, there was Marc Marquez, and then there was everybody else.
If there's any one racing vehicle with a power-to-weight ratio that would make Colin Chapman fanboys weep, it's a motorcycle. Patrick George and I will be will be here at Circuit of the Americas all weekend, watching motorcyclists battle it out at face-melting speeds.
Usually loose livestock is more of a problem in Texas, but out at Circuit of the Americas they're dealing with an animal nuisance of the smaller, cuter variety.