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Austin (COTA)

The brainchild of promoter Tavo Hellmund and supported by former motorcycle World Champion Kevin Schwantz, the undulating and spectacular Circuit Of The Americas has been the home of Formula 1 in the United States since 2012.

The brainchild of promoter Tavo Hellmund and supported by former motorcycle World Champion Kevin Schwantz, the undulating and spectacular Circuit Of The Americas has been the home of Formula 1 in the United States since 2012. Earlier designs from architect Hermann Tilke may have met with a lukewarm reception but 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. MotoGP, the World Endurance Championship, IndyCar and NASCAR races have since been added as COTA cemented its place on the world stage.

Circuit

2012

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.426 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

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

Fastest Qualifying Lap

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

Latest Races

3,420

Championships

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19,439

Results

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25,316

Drivers

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14,566

Teams

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922

Circuits

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