We wrote about the big Formula 1™ race at Circuit of The Americas™ last year because of the very cool Official program that is available through Circuit of The Americas Experiences. The F1 United States Grand Prix exceeded everyone’s expectations this past November, hosting the world’s most prestigious motorsports competition in spectacular fashion and winning “Sports Event of the Year” from the respected industry publication Sports Business Journal.
This year, the big race is set for November 14-17, and a major celebrity component has been added to the Official program with the unveiling of the Legends Club, where motorsports icons Mario Andretti and Jackie Stewart will mix with the fans, Formula 1™ driver Esteban Gutiérrez will make an appearance and where American Idol winner Taylor Hicks will perform a concert on Thursday night. The Legends Club, presented by Circuit of The Americas Experiences, is a 20,000-square foot, climate-controlled hospitality venue where guests will eat, drink and relax on the weekend after viewing the world’s fastest cars from seating at varied track locations.
The Taylor Hicks concert immediate follows a behind-the-scenes tour of the $400 million, state-of-the-art facility, culminating in a private party in the Legends Club and the performance by the 2006 American Idol winner. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and a meet and greet with Circuit of The Americas’ Ambassador, Mario Andretti, will also be part of the scene.
A special “lunch with a legend” program with former Formula 1™ superstar Jackie Stewart is Friday’s highlight as the three-time world driving champion and safety advocate will do a question and answer session in addition to signing autographs and interacting with attendees during the gourmet lunch and cocktail event.
The Legends Club will remain open Saturday and Sunday, featuring interactive experiences, race simulators, simulcast television coverage, gourmet food and premium bars. A special appearance by Formula 1 driver Esteban Gutiérrez of Team Sauber, one of the sport’s promising stars, is also scheduled for Saturday.
The race weekend culminates with the F1 United States Grand Prix on Sunday and America’s most internationally prominent sporting event is sure to attract even more big-name celebrities with the inauguration of the Legends Club and the new VIP Celebrity Skybox venue (some seats available to the general public).
See you there!
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