Visit K1 Speed Austin During the USGP
If you’re in Austin for the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas, and looking for things to do, then a stop at K1 Speed is a must. We’re only a half-hour drive from the track, so you won’t have to travel far, either. Even Lewis Hamilton made sure to stop by in 2015, days before winning the grand prix and his third championship title (see picture above).
Don’t know about you, but whenever we watch racing – live at the track or on TV – we always get the urge to do some racing of our own. While playing Forza is always fun, nothing beats the real deal – racing wheel-to-wheel with your friends, just inches off the ground. Just putting our helmet on alone will get your heart racing and adrenaline surging.
Rain is predicted during the race weekend, but thankfully K1 Speed is an indoor karting center, so you won’t need to worry about it spoiling your plans.
If you’ve got a group of nine or more attending the race, then look into booking a party with us! Our parties provide reserved private racing between you and your friends, and also includes a race for position on the track. Of course, no racing experience is complete without a podium ceremony – that comes included in our events as well.
And if you’re in town the Thursday before the weekend, try your chance at winning some tickets to Sunday’s race by entering our endurance race! It’s only $50 per person, or $150 per three-person team for a two-hour endurance race that’ll test your karting skills and stamina.
So, don’t let the world’s best have all the fun during the weekend – put your own fast laps in at K1 Speed Austin!
FIVE FAST FACTS ABOUT THE USGP
- 2018 will be the 40th USGP to be featured as part of the F1 World Championship.
- The most winning driver of the USGP is Lewis Hamilton, who has 6 victories. Hamilton has only lost one USGP since he started racing in F1 in 2007.
- The most winning manufacturer of the USGP is Ferrari (9 victories), but their last victory was at the 2006 USGP with Michael Schumacher.
- The USGP has been held at six different venues: Sebring (1959), Riverside (1960), Watkins Glen (1961-1980), Phoenix (1989-1991), Indianapolis (2000-2007), and Circuit of the Americas (2012-present).
- There have been other F1 championship races in the US without the moniker “USGP”: the United States Grand Prix West in Long Beach (1976-1983), Caesar’s Palace Grand Prix in Las Vegas (1981-82), Detroit Grand Prix (1982-1988), and Dallas Grand Prix (1984).