A 2010 letter from former Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs is making the rounds again, giving hope that the state would contribute the full amount they promised towards hosting Formula One. However, a local news report from two years after that shows Combs herself backing away from the promises made in…
As the United States Grand Prix looks increasingly in doubt for 2016 in the wake of a wavering commitment from the State of Texas, race-watchers have pointed to one recently-resurfaced letter from 2010 as proof that the state can’t shake its commitment. But will it have any sway with Texas’ new state officials?
A $33 million dollar hosting fee that was supposed to be paid ahead of last month’s Formula One United States Grand Prix has yet to be paid by Circuit of the Americas, according to a report published in the Austin American-Statesman. That fee was supposed to be paid ahead of the October 25 race date.
Austin-area residents living near Circuit of the Americas awoke to tornado warnings this morning. If you thought it was bad last weekend and openly wondered, “How much worse can it get?,” congratulations: we’re all blaming you. COTA was so inundated with storm water that parts of it flooded today.
Between getting hit with torrential downpours and Formula One’s decision to host the Mexican Grand Prix only a week later, Circuit of the Americas chairman Bobby Epstein told the Austin-American Statesman that the United States Grand Prix was “a financially devastating weekend for the company.” Ouch.
If there’s one thing I love about race cars running in the rain, it’s the entire spectacle of it. There’s always the chaos of running in unpredictable, ever-changing conditions, but rarely do your eyeballs experience anything cooler than the massive rooster tails of water that get thrown up by the cars.
Every time there’s a major race in Austin, someone always questions why. Why are we going here? Why didn’t we go somewhere else that lives and breathes motorsport instead? Thus, I feel somewhat compelled to stand up for this place and say nah, we’re awesome, and you’re nuts if you haven’t been here.
Mathematically, Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton could clinch a third world driver’s championship this weekend. Because one of the key players in that equation will take a grid penalty for this weekend’s United States Grand Prix, Hamilton’s job just got a bit easier. Here’s why you should watch anyway.
What is there to do in Austin when the track goes cold and you’re no longer trying to use the Mullet of the Americas as shelter from the rain? A ton of things, actually. Here’s our list of the Formula One-related events taking over Austin this weekend.
Formula One fans, I have some good news and some bad news. Bad news: if you’re coming to Austin for the United States Grand Prix, you better pack a poncho and take your best muddin’ vehicle to the track. Good news: rain is delicious chaos, and we may finally see wet F1 racing on Circuit of the Americas.
To say it’s been a good year for Manor Marussia Formula One driver Alexander Rossi would be an understatement. He’s currently second in the GP2 Series standings, and at long last and after years of false starts, Manor Marussia gave him an F1 race drive through the end of 2015. This week, we’ll finally see an American…
Tragedy struck Porsche’s number 18 919 in the last hour of the World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas. Number 18 was leading both the top LMP1 class as well as overall when an electrical issue was detected with about 40 minutes to go. Fortunately for Porsche, this only gave the win to their…
Toyota Gazoo Racing can’t seem to catch a break this year. At today’s 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas, the number 2 TS 040 LMP1 tried to get around an Aston Martin at Turn 11, but crashed out instead. Here’s how it happened.
Extreme Speed Motorsports’ Ed Brown lost the brakes in their #31 LMP2-class World Endurance Championship car at today’s 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas and temporarily became an aircraft pilot.
Marshals often have traveling objects, such as the famous teddy bear that appears on television from time to time. Reader and corner marshal autojim has Mr. Bill, who is tied to the Turn 13 marshal stand at Circuit of the Americas this weekend.
Whoever this Porsche crew member is, he’s a genius. If a couch is being moved with a forklift anyway, why not use it to get somewhere? If I even had half the ingenuity of this guy, I’d be really, really smart, I guess.
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: