The Circuit of the Americas is a unique event in the F1 calendar. With it’s larger than life American atmosphere, festival vibe and tough racing, it’s become a classic in such a short space of time.

Building up to just its eighth United States GP, COTA is quickly becoming a venue for iconic F1 moments.

In 2015 the Texan track hosted Lewis Hamilton world title-clinching moment by beating Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg while in 2018 there was a long-awaited return to the top step of the rostrum for Kimi Raikkonen – denying Hamilton the chance to secure the drivers’ crown.

From on-track action to off-track entertainment COTA hosts a headline-grabbing musical line-up of Imagine Dragons (Friday) and P!nk (Saturday), before Kool & The Gang take centre stage on Sunday at the Austin 360 Amphitheatre for a special performance this year.

Along with a wide range of camping and VIP packages, COTA offers something for every F1 fan all within a short distance from the stunning city that is Austin which itself is an experience not to be missed.

With all the action packed into a bumper F1 weekend, the United States GP is one not to be missed.

Here’s five reasons we absolutely love it when Formula 1 heads to Austin…

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The 2019 United States Grand Prix takes place at the Circuit of the Americas on 1-3 November, where Hamilton has his second opportunity to mathematically wrap up the drivers’ world championship. The Mercedes driver currently holds a 74-point advantage over team-mate Valtteri Bottas with a maximum of 78 points left to score this season.