- The United States Grand Prix is the highest class of international motor racing that is being held in Austin, Texas in 2022
- This race is sanctioned by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile and is owned by Liberty Media via its subsidiary group, the Formula One Group
- Within the USA, this race has been in existence since 1908
- This event is hosted by Circuit of The Americas and will take place over a three-day weekend (Oct 21-23, 2022) with the official race taking place on Sunday.
How to Get to the Event
The F1 US Grand Prix in Austin is located at the Circuit of The Americas
-Access to this location is available via the following means of transportation:
Shuttle: From Downtown Austin, shuttles depart from Palm Neighborhood Park, which is across the street from the Austin Convention Center. The price is $30 for a daily return. Shuttles operate from 8:00am on Fridays and Saturdays and from 7:00am on Sundays.
Driving (RV): The Circuit of The Americas racetrack is located off of the SH130 toll road, which can be accessed from downtown by taking I-35 South to Highway 71 East.
Taxi: The Austin Bergstrom International Airport is located approximately 12 miles east of downtown Austin from the COTA racetrack. Taxis from the airport to the racetrack are about $30. Taxicab companies to reach out to are the following: (Yellow Cab: 512-452-9999 & Austin Cab Company: 512-478-2222)
Transportation (how and where is the best way to get to the place, availability of parking lots, RV parking)
Parking availability for the Grand Prix is dependent on whether you are staying for the day or overnight for this event. Parking during the day is available via Lots A through T. Tickets are available for pre-purchase and recommended for guaranteed seating. RV parking is also available and detailed below in the Section labeled “Where to stay”.
Parking Lots A, B, C, & D
Directions: Take SH130 to FM 812. Exit at FM 812 and travel east to COTA Blvd.
Parking Lots E, F, G, H, & K
Directions: Take SH130 to Pearce Ln. Exit at Pearce Ln. and travel east to Kellam Rd. Turn right on Kellam Rd. and travel south to COTA Blvd.
Parking Lots L, M & N
Directions: Take SH71 to Wolf Ln. Travel south on Wolf Ln for 3.5 miles to Fagerquist Rd. Turn right at Fagerquist Rd. Travel west on Fagerquist Rd for 3 miles to Elroy Rd. Turn left on Elroy Rd. and travel south to Lots L, M, or N.
Parking Lot T
Directions: Take SH130 (from Austin/San Antonio/Dallas) or SH71 (from Houston/Bastrop) to SH21. Take SH21 to exit FM812 and travel west on FM812 5.5 miles to Lot T.
Tickets (how much is the fee and how to buy, special notes from organizers if available)
The Grand Prix in Austin, Texas is a very popular event and tickets move very quickly. To ensure your place, please make sure to pre-purchase your ticket well in advance. There are several outlets to purchase tickets but below you will find some options for official seating via TicketMaster. Keep an eye on your calendar so that you can purchase the best seating packages available for you and your friends/family. The options presented below show the 2 types of seating deposits currently available for this event: Reserved Seat Deposit & Hospitality Ticket Deposit.
Where to stay (RV parking)
RV Parking for the Grand Prix is available both onsite (COTA Camping) and at several nearby locations.
Onsite RV Camping (also called Circuit Of The Americas Camping)
RV camping is available along the racetrack between Turns 11 & 12 from COTA Blvd. The amenities provided for onsite camping are the following: 50/30-Amp Full Hookups, Restroom & Laundry, Wi-Fi & Cable TV, Gated Pool, Children’s Playground, Trackside Access, Observation Deck, General Store, Picnic Tables, and a Manicured Ground. It is recommended to book your RV camping spot at least a day before the event commences and at least a day after the event finishes to avoid traffic/delays.
Nearby campgrounds are available if onsite camping does not suit you or if you are only attending the Grand Prix in Austin event for a single day only. Nearby camping locations are the following:
Austin East KOA Holiday
-Austin East KOA Holiday is an RV campground located in Austin, Texas and 15-minute drive south of the COTA racetrack. This RV campground is open all year round and provides several amenities. The amenities provided at this campground are the following:
- 50 Max Amp, Cable TV, Dog Park, Pool, Pavilion, Wi-Fi
Unique Amenities such as:
- 24-hour laundry, children’s sandbox, large dog park, recreation room, buddy sites, extended stay sites, outdoor games, camp store, heated pool, playground
-Haywood’s Hill is an RV campground located in Del Valle, Texas about a quarter of a mile from the Circuit of the America’s racetrack. Visitors at this campground can see Turns 10, 11, and 12 of the racetracks from this location. The attractions/amenities provided at this campground are the following:
- Water hookups
- Portable Toilets
- Generators for electricity
- Tailgate Parties
- 24/7 availability
Places to eat nearby, activities nearby, attractions
Visitors of this event have several methods available for dining to choose from, as well as activities and attractions nearby. These are indicated below:
Where to Eat
RV campers do have the option to prepare their own meals using their onboard gas cooker inside/outside the RV, a gas grill, or a generator. If this isn’t preferred, some restaurants are provided below:
- Meches Mexican Restaurant
- Henry’s Barbecue
- Dragon Delights
- LaQuinta Inn & Suites by Windham Austin Airport
- Aloft Austin Airport
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin South
Bars & Pubs
- La Cuchie Bar and Grill
- Corner Bar
- Frazier’s Long and Low
- Buffalo Wild Wing
Features of staying at the event (take additional equipment, overalls, healed, etc)
When planning any RV trip, it is necessary to be fully prepared for unforeseen and foreseen events. The focal points one should key in on are advisories, clothing/gear, and health/safety. When it comes to advisories, make sure to regularly check the weather around the time frame for the Grand Prix event. Checking the weather will allow you to plan properly on what clothing items to pack. It is recommended to pack lightly before making your way to your assigned seats at this event as there will be thousands of people in attendance. Prohibited Items for this event are the following:
- Alcohol, bags larger than a specified size, food and beverages, large or dangerous objects, and coolers
Health & Safety is very important when attending an event of this magnitude. Please make sure to pack any prescription medications, sun safety supplies, and a first-aid kit just to be safe.
Renting an RV for the event
RV’s for rent are available from MangoRV.com, conveniently located in San Antonio with delivery to Austin. As with all events, plan in advance to ensure availability of an RV during this busy event.