Ultimate Guide To Your Formula 1 Austin 2023 Experience

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The speed, excitement, and drama of Formula 1 are returning to the US this year, and you can snag tickets for races in locations such as Miami, Las Vegas, and Austin. But before you head to the ticket site to book your tickets for Formula 1 Austin 2023, there are certain factors to consider.


Our guide to Austin Formula 1 2023 will tell you everything you need to know, including:


  • Where to buy Formula 1 Austin tickets.
  • What are the Formula 1 Austin dates?
  • What is the Austin Grand Prix Schedule?

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Formula 1 Austin 2023 - What You Need to Know

Below we will talk you through everything you need to know to make sure you have the best time while watching the Formula 1 races, press conferences, and special events throughout the full weekend.


Formula 1 Austin Dates

The Austin Formula 1 2023 will take place between October 20-22. During this time, you will be able to witness practice races, qualifying races, and finally, the race on October 22.


Where Can You Buy Formula 1 Austin Tickets?

Tickets for the Formula 1 Austin dates are available to buy from the GPT website and range from $577.50 (General Admission), and $5,267 for a Champions Club 3-day F1 experience.

The 2022 event saw record demand for Grand Prix tickets in Austin, with 440,000 racing fans descending on the Circuit of the Americas to witness the qualifying sessions, support races, and final on Sunday in October. And demand for tickets this year is equally high, so if you are hoping to snag tickets for the Austin, Texas event in 2023, you need to act quickly.

Currently, tickets for the Main Grandstand trackside (3 days), Turn 2 and Turn 4 are already sold out, with other tickets expected to follow suit quickly.


What Are the Different Types of Formula 1 Austin Tickets?

There are a variety of different ticket options available which will give your different views and access to different levels of comfort while you watch the stars motoring around the 5.513-kilometer circuit of the American circuit.

The tickets currently on sale are for the full 3-day experience. It is thought that single-day tickets may become available later, depending on demand and availability.


VIP and Hospitality Tickets

These higher proceed tickets will give you access to high-quality views and luxurious seating with full catering provided. Seats are positioned in key spots such as the COTA Club seats at Turn 12, or the Paddock Club seats directly above the pits!


Premium Grandstand Tickets

Tickets for premium Grandstand positions on the Main Straight, Turn 1,2,4,15, and 19 come with comfortable individual seating with back support and cupholders.


2023 F1 Bleacher Seats

Turn 9,12, and 19 seats have bench seats and are among some of the most comfortable reserved seats to watch the race, practice, and qualifying sessions.


Formula 1 Austin 2023 General Admission Tickets

The general admission tickets are the most affordable option for the 3-day experience but do not include reserved seating. These areas can become very crowded, but some positions provide excellent views.


Upper, Middle, and Lower Grandstand Seats for Austin Formula 1 2023

The upper seats on the grandstand will give you the best view and are the most expensive of these types of tickets. The higher up you are, the less you will have to worry about the obstruction of your view by fencing lower down.


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What is the Schedule for the Formula 1 Austin Dates?

When you snag your 3 day Formula 1 Austin tickets, you will be able to experience a three-day event full of entertainment, qualifying sessions, support races, press conferences, and musical performances. Here is a breakdown of the schedule including details of times and estimated running times.

A full itinerary of track schedules and confirmation of the musical acts for the event will be available closer to the event.


Friday, October 20

  • Between 12.30 and 13.30 - Formula 1 Free Practice 1
  • 16.00 to 17.00 - Formula 1 Qualifying Races.


Saturday, October 21

  • From 13.00 to 14.00 - Austin Grand Prix Free Practice 2
  • 17.00 to 17.30 - Formula 1 Sprint event


Sunday, October 22

  • Between 14.00 and 16.00 - The Formula 1 Austin 2023 Grand Prix (56 laps, approx 2 hours.).


What Musical Act is Playing Formula 1 Austin 2023?

Supporting racing entertainment and musical performances have yet to be confirmed for the Formula 1 Austin dates, but if previous years are anything to go by, they will be impressive! The 2022 COTA event included support races featuring the Master's Endurance Legend and Master Historic series.

The 2022 event was headlined by Ed Sheeran and Greenday. The post-race concert was headlined by Interpol and a DJ set by NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal. This year's concerts are expected to take place on the COTA super stage. Other musical acts performed around the circuit at different parts of the 3-day event.

All holders of Formula 1 Austin tickets will be given free admission into the concerts, however, if you want to guarantee a seat close to the stage, you will be able to purchase upgrades.


What to Know Ahead of Attending Formula 1 Austin 2023?

Once you have bought your tickets, here are a few tips to make sure you have the smoothest and most stress-free experience when you arrive at COTA.


Download the COTA App onto your Smartphone

The COTA App can be downloaded onto Android or iOS and will give you instant access to the schedule of the United States Grand Prix, times and locations of musical acts, live commentary, and FAQs.


Food and Drink Policy When Entering the Circuit

You be able to bring one sealed plastic bottle of water into the circuit, but no other food or drink. You will not be permitted to bring in any alcohol or metal and glass containers.


Seating for General Admission Tickets

If you have booked a General Admission ticket, you can improve your seating experience by bringing along a folding camping chair.


When Does the Austin Formula 1 2023 Circuit Open?

The parking lots next to the circuit will open at the following times:

  • 7.00 on Friday
  • 8.00 on Saturday
  • 6.25 on Sunday

The circuit itself will be open according to the following schedule:

  • 8.00 to 22.00 on Friday
  • 9.00 to 22.00 on Saturday
  • 7.25 to 18.00 on Sunday


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