Austin’s 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!

We’re talking about the Austin-based 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, which took place earlier this month in The Lone Star State. And a successful Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend it was indeed. The three-day Circuit of Americas event brought over 250,000 visitors to the track. That’s huge!

Here are some Austin Formula 1 racetrack stats for you trivia buffs:

Race date: Nov. 17, 2013
Circuit name: Circuit of the Americas
First Grand Prix: 2012
Number of laps: 56
Circuit length: 5.513 km
Race distance: 308.405 km
Lap Record: 1:39.347 by Sebastian Vettel (2012)

From a record-smashing victory by Sebastian Vettel to a packed house at Austin360 Amphitheater for a post-race concert featuring Miami favorite Pitbull, the United States Grand Prix was a tremendous celebration of music, food, and most importantly, world-class F1 racing!

Did we mention Texans know how to throw a bash, too? Guests took part in a festive street party covering 12 blocks of downtown Austin and reveled in an impressive array of experiential exhibits, racing games and simulators, and exciting rides and kids’ activities, while sampling Austin’s culinary scene and live music from six stages.

As expected, it was a Texas-sized success.