Austin (COTA) 56

Austin (COTA)

The new home of Formula 1 in the United States is an undulating and spectacular venue outside Austin, Texas.

Country
United States
Location
Travis County, Texas
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The new home of Formula 1 in the United States is an undulating and spectacular venue outside Austin, Texas. The brainchild of promoter Tavo Hellmund and supported by former motorcycle World Champion Kevin Schwantz, the Circuit Of The Americas won a contract to return Grand Prix racing to the country from 2012. Earlier designs from architect Hermann Tilke may have met with a lukewarm reception, COTA has proved a popular addition to the calendar. It features an uphill, wide first corner, sweeping subsequent section and long backstretch, all of which is dominated by a 77 metre observation tower.

Circuit

2012

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.426 (Miles)

Description

Fastest Race Lap

Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes-Benz F1 W10 EQ Power+), 1m32.029, 134.019 mph, F1, 2019

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari SF90), 1m36.169, 128.249 mph, F1, 2019

3,128

Championships

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12,833

Results

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15,933

Drivers

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8,248

Teams

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856

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