The lights at Circuit of the Americas in Austin will glow green for the start of the F1 United States Grand Prix on Sunday, marking the first running of a race at the track. The 3.43 mile course features 15 corners with three straightaway sections and an elevation change coming into turn 1 of 138 feet. Since there isn’t any rolling footage of actual racing on the track yet, Pirelli has created this 3D animation of a lap around the track.
We sincerely hope that this event is a huge success for the city of Austin and the Circuit of Americas both. While we won’t be at the race this year, we will be at the Grand-Am, V8 Supercar, WEC and American Le Mans Series races there next year and we simply can’t wait.