Circuit of the Americas circuit guide

Circuit of the Americas, dubbed "America's Formula 1 Track," opened in Austin, Texas, in 2012. It is the most expensive road course in North America. It has state-of-the-art amenities, infrastructure, and safety features, and it was designed and built specifically to host Formula One.

The track also hosts the FIA World Rallycross Championship and FIM MotoGP World Championship. The 251-foot COTA Tower, which sits overlooking the track, is the circuit's crowning glory.

The circuit is long and winding, with 20 turns in just 3.4 miles and over 110 feet of elevation gain. For family members, nearby Austin is also a fun destination. A foodie's paradise, with world-class restaurants, nightlife, and music.

The Circuit of the Americas' design idea was to improve overtaking possibilities by deliberately lengthening the turns. It is one of only a few anti-clockwise courses on the Formula One calendar, along with Interlagos, Korea International Circuit, Marina Bay, and Yas Marina.

Circuit of the Americas hosts track days and experience days, besides karting and competitions.

Location and nearby facilities