I Never Take Pictures of People, but I Caught a Wonderful Moment

I was wondering the paddock with my green media badge, aka The God Pass, and I saw Valtteri Bottas. As I got closer to him, Sir Jackie Stewart also approached him and warmly congratulated him on his 3rd place qualifying position, which happened moments earlier. I wish I knew what he told him, but I also don't. That… » 11/03/14 7:04am 11/03/14 7:04am

​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

WEC and IMSA CoTA Spotter Guides released!

The TUDOR United Sports Car Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship share the bill at The Circuit of The Americas this weekend and SpotterGuides.com have guides to make your experience more enjoyable at home or the track. » 9/20/14 10:01am 9/20/14 10:01am

Watch What Happens When Your Brakes Fail On A Race Track

Losing your brakes down the back straight at the Circuit of the Americas is not something you want to do, as Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge racer Tim Bell found out today. » 9/19/14 4:46pm 9/19/14 4:46pm

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

Bernie Ecclestone Says F1, NASCAR In Texas On The Same Weekend Is OK

Bernie Ecclestone thinks he can hold a Formula One race in Austin the same weekend there's a Texas 500 NASCAR race in Fort Worth? Well, it isn't the craziest thing he's done or said lately. » 2/26/14 8:00pm 2/26/14 8:00pm

Watch The Biggest Ferrari Clusterfuck Crash You'll Ever See

The Ferrari Challenge is what's known as a "gentlemen’s racing series," meaning it's not for pros but for any amateur with the cash to buy in. However, as we've seen many times over with Ferraris on the road, a big wallet doesn't automatically equal a ton of driving skill. » 11/20/13 3:05pm 11/20/13 3:05pm

Let's Name All The Corners At The Circuit Of The Americas

COTA, America's F1 track, has roughly nine hundred and eighty three corners, and none of them have wonderful names yet. Let's change that. » 11/15/13 3:20pm 11/15/13 3:20pm

Watch A Race Car Driver Celebrate A Win With A Kickass Music Video

Kyle Marcelli and his teammate Chris Cumming won the PC class at the ALMS race in Austin, TX last month. And instead of celebrating with a nice dinner, Marcelli decided to save a horse and ride a cowboy. Not literally. » 10/22/13 10:03am 10/22/13 10:03am

Here Is What Being Hunted By A Hennessey Venom GT Looks Like

We know that the Hennessey Venom GT is holymotherofgod fast in a straight line, but we've been anxious to see more track driving. Thankfully, it was on hand at the Circuit of the Americas last weekend for some laps and we've got a view from the Hennessey GT-R as the Venom chases it down.
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Watch This Porsche Pit Stop Go Terribly Wrong

Spectators in the Porsche suite above Team Manthey's 991 911 RSR got an extra show along with the World Endurance Championship race at Circuit of the Americas this weekend. » 9/23/13 2:37pm 9/23/13 2:37pm

Texas Being Dropped From The Australian V8 Supercars Schedule Is Sad

Bad news everyone! It looks as if the Australian V8 Supercars race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, is being dropped from the series' 2014 calendar. It's supposedly only temporary, but even still, it's very sad to hear. » 9/21/13 4:01pm 9/21/13 4:01pm

Watch An LMP Racer Lose Total Control At COTA

Level 5 Motorsports was testing their LMP 2 car at the Circuit of the America's yesterday. It was a great day for it, until something went wrong and the car crashed into the wall pretty hard. » 8/21/13 2:21pm 8/21/13 2:21pm

Why Austin Is The Perfect Spot For A MotoGP Race

By Susanna Schick, Austin, TexLast weekend, Austin’s brand new Circuit of the Americas played host to MotoGP, the top echelon of motorcycle racing. Here’s what it was like to be there. » 4/25/13 1:50pm 4/25/13 1:50pm

Austin's Circuit Of The Americas Seeks To Get EXTREEEEEME With A Bid…

When Austin's Circuit of the Americas was being planned and built, many people wondered how it would be sustainable if it only hosted a Formula One event, some track days, and a handful of other races every year. » 1/22/13 4:40pm 1/22/13 4:40pm

What’s The Coolest Car You Saw At The Austin Grand Prix?

At every F1 race, car enthusiasts come out of the woodwork to show off their coolest rides. You end up with all kinds of parking lot car shows and highway parades all weekend long. Nothing was different at this weekend's inaugural U.S. Grand Prix at Austin. » 11/19/12 2:45pm 11/19/12 2:45pm

The F1 Drivers' Parade Will Feature Classic 'Merican Muscle Cars

In honor of Formula One's return to the United States, the race's drivers will make their parade lap on steely American chariots glistening in the cool Austin sun. Vettel will take the pole in a 1962 Chevy Corvette with his teammate Mark Webber in a 1971 Buick GS400. » 11/18/12 10:50am 11/18/12 10:50am