News and images of celebrity visits to K1 Speed, including visits from racecar drivers, athletes and entertainers.


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The boys of One Direction recreate Mario Kart on the 1DDAY live stream on November 23, 2013 at K1 Speed Torrance!


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Alexander Rossi and K1 Speed Open the Doors to Motorsport Fans across America
October 14, 2013, Austin, Texas, USA

K1 Speed and Alexander Rossi are proud to collaborate on an open event in Austin, Texas on 13th November 2013. Fans and racers alike will have the exclusive opportunity to meet with Alexander Rossi, currently America’s only Formula 1 driver, ahead of the American Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, and meet the young star who is leading the way for an American presence in Formula 1.

Aspiring drivers will have the opportunity to test their skills against the Caterham F1 Team Reserve Driver, after Alexander sets a hot lap in the karts on track, and a competition will be run to win exclusive Caterham F1 Team merchandise, signed by Alexander himself.

The event, hosted at the K1 Speed in Austin, is free of charge to the public and will begin at 19:00 – chargeable driving slots are available on a first come first served basis, and are booked upon arriving at the center.

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David and Susan Danglard, K1 Speed owners:

“At K1 Speed we are teaching racers to follow their dream of becoming a professional driver like Alexander Rossi through our Racing School and Challenge Grand Prix Leagues. At a young age most racers receive their first taste of speed when they step into a go kart and one of our main goals at K1 Speed is to provide this unique experience for all ages.

“As an ambassador for K1 Speed, we feel Alexander is a true representation of our core values. Alexander has shown that hard work and dedication can put you in the position to become the next American in Formula 1. He has proven to have the drive and passion to inspire American motorsport enthusiasts to strive to be the very best. We’re very excited to host Alexander at our event in Austin on the 13th November; race fans will have a very unique opportunity to meet and race with a professional driver – an experience that doesn’t come around often.”

Alexander Rossi, Caterham F1 Team Reserve Driver:

“I’m absolutely delighted to be taking part in the event with K1 Speed and will truly welcome to opportunity to meet motorsport enthusiasts from around the country in a setting that could not be more perfect for upcoming and passionate drivers. K1 Speed have done a fantastic job of encouraging motorsport within America and making it much more accessible for amateurs and young prospects alike.

“I’ve karted at various venues for K1 Speed, and as an ambassador I am proud to help encourage the passion for motorsport that is so prevalent in America. With the upcoming USA Grand Prix, the event on the 13th November will be the perfect opportunity to bring Formula 1 a little closer to the wider public in America, allowing those with a real love for motorsport the chance to come and experience a taste of where it all begins.”

During the event, Alexander Rossi will be available for short media opportunities – to book your slot, please contact; Tom Webb, Caterham F1 Communications at;

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About Alexander Rossi
Alexander Rossi is currently the only American Formula 1 driver and is currently with Caterham F1 Team, based in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. For 2013 Alexander has been competing for the team’s GP2 team, EQ8 Caterham Racing, resulting in two podiums despite a late start to the season. Alexander also partakes in the Formula 1 team’s Friday Free Practice sessions, and Young Driver Test, where he gains valuable experience behind the wheel of the current Formula 1 car, while also helping the team develop the car for the season and the future.

From 171 Formula car starts, 21-year old Alexander has: 38 wins, 67 podiums,
34 poles and current win percentage of 22.22%
• 2013 Caterham Racing GP2 Championship Driver
• 2013 Caterham F1 Team Official Reserve Driver
• 2012 Caterham F1 Team Official Test Driver
• 2012 World Series by Renualt – 11th Overall
• 2011 World Series by Renault – 3rd Overall and Rookie Champion
• 2011 AirAsia Team Lotus Driver Development Program
• 2011 FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy
• 2010 ART Grand Prix GP3 – 4th Overall Championship
• 2009 BMW Sauber F1 Testing – F1 Superlicense Qualifications
• 2009 GP2 Asia / Meritus Racing and Ocean Racing – 9th Overall, 3 Top 5 Finishes
• 2009 International Formula Master Championship / ISR Racing – 4th Overall and Rookie Champion
• 2008 Formula BMW World Champion, 1st Place
• 2008 Formula BMW Americas 1st Champion, 10 wins
• 2007 Formula BMW Americas 3rd Overall, 3 wins
• 2006 Skip Barber National Series, 3rd Overall, 4 wins
• 2006 Skip Barber Western Regional Series, 1st Champion

For more information on Alexander, please visit or catch up with him on his official social media platforms:
Google+: AlexanderRossi
YouTube: TeamRossiRacing

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American Le Mans Series drivers Wolf Henzler and Marco Holzer at K1 Speed Addison.

@Wolf_Henzler is a German racing driver known for his success with Porsches. He began racing in 1991 with a win in the German Junior Kart championship. Wolf is one of the 11 factory Porsche race drivers.

@MarcoHolzer is a German racing driver. He has competed in sports car competitions such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours of Daytona, American Le Mans Series and Le Mans Series as a Porsche works driver.


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Thanks to everyone who came out Wednesday night! We had a blast hosting you all at the VidCon 2013 Pre-Party presented by Tubefilter & Big Frame at K1 Speed Anaheim.

We’re very excited to see VidCon grow each and every year. Thanks to all of our friends at Rocket Jump, Machinima, Maker Studios, Big Frame, etc. for making 2013 great! See you next year.

Here’s the latest video from last night’s event.

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Prince Royce, Paola and Sean pictured here racing before the Grand Finale of ‘The Voice Kids’ at K1 Speed Fort Lauderdale.

Click here to watch the video of Prince Royce spending the day with La Voz Finalists
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Winner of The Voice Kids is – Paola Guanche!!!
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Sundays at 8pm/7c, only on Telemundo.

The new format of the show includes three rounds of competition: the first begins with the blind audition, then follows with the round of battles and finally ends with the round of live shows.

A Blind Auditions
During BLIND AUDITIONS, coaches’ decision will be based solely on the vocal performance of the participants and not their appearance. The coaches hear the participants sing but not act as they will be sitting with their backs to the participants in rotating chairs. If any of the coaches are impressed with the vocal performance of any of the participants, he or she will press a button to select that participant for your team. At that time the coach’s chair will be around so I can see the participant has chosen. If more than one coach presses the button of the same participant, then the participant will touch you choose who you want to work. If none of the coaches pick a particular participant, that participant will be eliminated from the competition.

The Battles
Once teams are formed, battles begin. The coaches are dedicated to train their teams providing advice and together with famous artists who officiate as consultants, sharing secrets on how to succeed as a participant reached. During the round of battles, the coaches will select three members of his own team so that together, they face singing the same song in front of a live audience.

Live Shows
In the last round of competition, each week the best entries from each of the teams compete against each other. The television audience and the coaches decide who continue in the competition. After the competition, a participant will be declared “The Voice Kids” to receive a recording contract and a cash prize to support their education.

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