Photo: Formula 1 Pirelli 2018 United States Grand Prix
The Formula 1 Pirelli 2018 United States Grand Prix is the perfect excuse to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Austin, Texas on board a world-class private jet with Cirrus Aviation. The event is more than just a thrilling competition for race fans. It's also a busy weekend full of culture, entertainment and high-stakes action.
The excitement unfolds October 19-21 at the Circuit of the Americas — a European style track built to fit the natural contours of the land. It's about 3.4 miles long with 20 turns and an elevation change of 133 feet. Unlike most other F1 tracks, the Circuit of Americas runs counterclockwise, featuring mostly left-hand turns and posing new challenges for drivers used to speeding in the opposite direction.
Single-day tickets and three-day passes are still available. Admission includes not only the races, but also two big concerts: Bruno Mars on Saturday and Britney Spears on Sunday at the Austin360 Amphitheater, which is nestled within the track. Local Texas bands will also play throughout the weekend. You'll have the rare opportunity to compare what's louder — the sound of the cars on the track or the volume of the music on stage.
For even more fun, My Yacht Club will be in Austin with the most exclusive party over F1 weekend, bringing the glamor of Monaco to downtown ATX for a 7th straight year. Expect celebrities, models, drivers and more Friday-Sunday, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Tables with bottle service and tickets available. Contact VegasGiant for exclusive access at 702-476-001.
If you still have questions, this first timer's guide to F1 weekend in Austin is a great starting point. Of course, traveling to the Texas city is easy with any aircraft in the Cirrus Aviation fleet. Book the Beechjet 400A for a small group of seven or less — or the Challenger 604, which can comfortably accommodate up to 10 passengers. In the middle, you have the Learjet 60, Citation III and Learjet 45XR to customize the journey to your specifications. Cirrus Aviation also has access to even more aircraft options via a network of trusted partners. Call 702-472-9714 and take flight to the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin with Cirrus Aviation.
By Rob Kachelriess