Things To Do When You're Stuck In Austin Traffic And The Race Started…

You guys like cars, right? Well, if you're going to the Circuit of the Americas for Sunday's U.S. Grand Prix, then I have some exciting news — you're going to spend a lot of time in a car. » 11/17/12 3:00pm 11/17/12 3:00pm

An Animated GIF Guide To Selecting Your Favorite F1 Driver

Unbelievably, Formula One is here in America and cars are already screaming around the circuit the Austin F1 circuit. Who are all these little foreign dudes in the weird cars, and which one should you, as an American, be rooting for? » 11/16/12 3:30pm 11/16/12 3:30pm

Holy Shit The Austin F1 Grand Prix Is Really Happening

As I walked into the paddock at the brand new Circuit of the Americas I immediately ran into a local F1 fan I first met back in February when I visited the scarcely started track. The joyous look on his face probably mirrored mine. A look that said "Holy shit this is really happening." » 11/16/12 10:30am 11/16/12 10:30am

Your Guide To Surviving F1 Weekend In Austin

After two-and-a-half years of hype, promotions, construction, legal fights, planning, protests from residents and grandstanding by Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One will at last make its triumphant return to the United States in just one week. For real this time. Seriously! We promise. » 11/10/12 12:30pm 11/10/12 12:30pm

Where The Hell Is America's Next Great Sports Venue?

Formula One racing is a sport associated with a certain kind of wealthy international traveler — someone who charters a yacht to enjoy the Monaco Grand Prix. Boy aren't they going to be surprised later this year when they travel to the newest F1 race — in a town on the outskirts of Austin so culturally remote their… » 2/09/12 12:00pm 2/09/12 12:00pm

Construction resumes at Austin F1 track

Peering out across a wooden platform at the end of what's supposed to be Turn 1 it's difficult to believe this muddy collection of roads will soon be a world-class Formula 1 circuit (slightly less difficult to believe than two weeks ago). Yet the crews are on-site and construction of the Circuit of the Americas (CoTA)… » 12/21/11 4:00pm 12/21/11 4:00pm

Austin Grand Prix may have less than three weeks to live

The US Grand Prix in Austin has less than three weeks to sort out financial troubles or else it will be absolutely cancelled. Speed's reporting that the race contract is gone, $25 million has dried up, and the track can't get a letter of credit. Prospects look grim. » 11/16/11 4:30pm 11/16/11 4:30pm

Billionaire muppet casts doubt on Austin F1 race in 2012

If you've been thinking that the idea of Formula 1 coming back to America a year from now at a world-class circuit near Austin, Texas, was too good to be true, F1 maestro Bernie Ecclestone says your concern may be justified. Update! » 11/15/11 10:00am 11/15/11 10:00am

Circuit of the Americas: A turn-by-turn guide

We've shown you a quick and dirty lap of the new Circuit of the Americas track in Austin. Now we've got a turn-by-turn guide to the layout courtesy of Jalopnik contributor Kevin McCauley who toured the track for CultureMap Austin and brought back this amazing photo gallery. — Ed. » 11/07/11 3:00pm 11/07/11 3:00pm

David Coulthard talks donuts, breakfast tacos, and F1 in the U.S.

The Texas hill country was alive with the sounds of a Formula One V10 this past weekend as racing superstar and F1 commentator David Coulthard shredded tires of the Red Bull F1 showcar on the streets of Austin. Jalopnik had a chance to talk to Coulthard and get his impressions of F1 in the United States and breakfast… » 8/24/11 4:30pm 8/24/11 4:30pm

Watch an F1 car race the dirty Circuit of the Americas track

Most of the Circuit of the Americas outside of Austin is just a cleared dirt track, but that didn't stop David Coulthard from ripping it up in the Red Bull demonstration car while being chased by cowboys. An epic video is clearly in the making with the Capitol donuts from this weekend. » 8/22/11 3:30pm 8/22/11 3:30pm