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      01-02-2021, 12:47 PM   #1
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Anyone ever been ? Love insight to best seats/areas. We'd do the 3 day pass, and will be doing deposit. Any thoughts on doing "gold" ? (where you get 3 different views of track for all 3 days) Probably won't do VIP $$$$ lol

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Never been buts its a great layout, one of the best tracks of the season.
I'd lose all the paint in the run off areas myself...but thats the only criticism.
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I went to the 2019 COTA F1 race. Had a great time. My seats were in the COTA Club, which is adjacent to Turn 12. Views are awesome. Includes unlimited food and drink throughout the day. Climate controlled. Private bathrooms. Not cheap, but I'll definitely go that route again in the future.
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Anyone ever been ? Love insight to best seats/areas. We'd do the 3 day pass, and will be doing deposit. Any thoughts on doing "gold" ? (where you get 3 different views of track for all 3 days) Probably won't do VIP $$$$ lol

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I went in 2019 and was in the Red Bull Pen courtesy of one of the team physicians who is a dear friend. The views were fantastic and it was full of great racing fans!
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I went to the 2019 COTA F1 race. Had a great time. My seats were in the COTA Club, which is adjacent to Turn 12. Views are awesome. Includes unlimited food and drink throughout the day. Climate controlled. Private bathrooms. Not cheap, but I'll definitely go that route again in the future.
What level of "not cheap" are we talking?

Also, other than VIP/club sort of tix, what would be the next best way to at least get covered seats? My spectrum of interest is this:
-uncovered: zero interest
-covered: very interested
-VIP/club: interest depends on price

On a side note, I've been in the club area of IMS for the Indy 500 so I do have some familiarity with just how awesome this sort of thing can be. It's just like you described...enclosed/air conditioned, super clean bathrooms, private bars, etc. Only difference was that it didn't have free food/booze but whatever.
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I hope you are getting excited about the 2021 F1 season and having fans back at the track! I believe you had some previous interest in attending a F1 race, but haven't been able to make that happen yet. Will you be able to make it to this year's F1 USGP in Austin?

F1 Experiences offers ticket packages that will provide you with a one of a kind, unforgettable experience. If youíre interested in tickets plus other inclusions such as pit lane walks, F1 Paddock access, meet and greets, track tours, or VIP hospitality, then take a look at a few of the options I have listed below. Pricing starts at $820 per person.

Hero Package:
https://f1experiences.com/2021-unite...rand-prix/hero

Thursday Pit Walk, Track Tour and Starting Grid Photo
Friday evening Insider Paddock Access
Full VIP tour of the F1 Paddock
Team Garages
Safety Car Garage
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Champions Club Reception with Driver Meet and Greet
Three Day Seating in Main Grandstand
(optional Hotel and Transportation add-ons available)
$2,059 per person

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https://f1experiences.com/2021-unite.../trophy-turn-1
Thursday Pit Walk, Track Tour and Starting Grid Photo
Friday evening Insider Paddock Access
Full VIP tour of the F1 Paddock
Team Garages
Safety Car Garage
Tyre Center
Media Center
Driverís Podium
Champions Club Reception with Driver Meet and Greet
Three Day Seating in Turn 1 or Turn 15
(optional Hotel and Transportation add-ons available)
$1,839 per person

Champions Club Package:
https://f1experiences.com/2021-unite...ons-club-suite

Fri-Sun Seating in the Champions Club Suite overlooking finish line and Turn 1
VIP Hospitality, gourmet food and full open bar
Guided F1 Paddock Access
Starting Grid Photo with Trophy
Sat/Sun appearance by F1 Media Personality or Driver
Sat/Sun F1 Executive Q&A
$3,499 per person

Paddock Club Packages:
https://f1experiences.com/2021-unite...ck-club-2-days

2-3 Day seating in the F1 Paddock Club (Ultra VIP)
Gourmet plated meals and beer/wine/champagne
Seating directly over Pit Boxes and Starting Grid/Main Straight
Daily Pit Lane Walks
Guided Paddock Access
$4,725-$5,200 per person

There are other options available as well that can be viewed on website here: https://f1experiences.com/2021-united-states-grand-prix

If you would like to dive in a little further and discuss your options or book a package, please let me know. I look forward to hearing back!


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What level of "not cheap" are we talking?
There are a few options at COTA. I believe the COTA club (Turn 12) was a bit over $2000/person for the weekend. Turn 13 Boxes similar price. The Skybox and LOGE box were ~$1500. Owners club ~$2500. Paddock Club ~$5000. Most of these have a few included perks (e.g. walk the track, etc.).

All of these hospitality options are very nice, but you need to consider their respective views of the track.
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My sister and I have been talking about making the trip to Austin for this race. However, if those are the prices, we may have to re-think it lol.
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My sister and I have been talking about making the trip to Austin for this race. However, if those are the prices, we may have to re-think it lol.
I'd hate to think what just a 'general admission' ticket costs without all the razzmatazz champagne and buffet lunch.
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I'd hate to think what just a 'general admission' ticket costs without all the razzmatazz champagne and buffet lunch.
I'm not certain as this will be my first paying gig. I normally go as the guest of some organization or another.

Just got off the phone with the organization and we are 90% set on Champions Club.
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I've been a few times but only as GA.

Personally I prefer to post up at turn 1 for the start, then 11, then migrate over to the knoll on 18 for the finish. However, at 90 minutes race time you have to kind of keep moving though. Another reason the WEC races were always my fave since you could really hang out at various spots.
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I'm not certain as this will be my first paying gig. I normally go as the guest of some organization or another.

Just got off the phone with the organization and we are 90% set on Champions Club.
Haha take us with you! If I don't make it, I expect tons of pics of the experience
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My sister and I have been talking about making the trip to Austin for this race. However, if those are the prices, we may have to re-think it lol.
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I'd hate to think what just a 'general admission' ticket costs without all the razzmatazz champagne and buffet lunch.
General admission is ~$175-$350/person for the weekend, depending on location.
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Great thread for a great race at a super venue!

I live in Austin (F1 fan most of my life, started as a Mansell fan) and have been to all but one race (aside from Covid 2020) since 2012. My tickets have run the gamut (general admission to main grandstand) over the years but I must say that I really like general admission on race day. Lots of really good viewing locations on this hilly venue with good sight lines all over. I think itís fun to take a walking lap or 2 and watch the race from 5-7 locations on race day to really get a proper appreciation of F1 cars and drivers. Great people watching as well and itís always fun to chat with folks from all over the world. I particularly like hanging out at the Biergarten on the hill above Turn 9 (you can see about 1/2 the track from this spot).

Anyway, hopefully weíll actually have a race this year on my birthday weekend in late October!
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Absolutely one of my favorite weekends of the year - have a blast every time. Fortunate enough to be in a Turn 13 Suite, otherwise GA looks to be a lot of fun. The COTA club offers a nice setup & view. If in the stands would probably go for Turn 15.

We stayed in the RV park the last race - will definitely be doing that moving forward each year. Not having to mess with the traffic & being able to imbibe all day is a definite plus. Previously we have stayed downtown - nice hotels, nice restaurants, lots to do. Highly recommend that as well.
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Love the thread, likely going myself. Can’t wait!
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For all those going, lets consider doing a meet and greet!!
It would be pretty cool and we can also get SakhirM4 to join us too!!
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Perfect, so we'll go with you!
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Absolutely!!

We are doing the Champion's Club!! See you there!!
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Great thread for a great race at a super venue!

I live in Austin (F1 fan most of my life, started as a Mansell fan) and have been to all but one race (aside from Covid 2020) since 2012. My tickets have run the gamut (general admission to main grandstand) over the years but I must say that I really like general admission on race day. Lots of really good viewing locations on this hilly venue with good sight lines all over. I think itís fun to take a walking lap or 2 and watch the race from 5-7 locations on race day to really get a proper appreciation of F1 cars and drivers. Great people watching as well and itís always fun to chat with folks from all over the world. I particularly like hanging out at the Biergarten on the hill above Turn 9 (you can see about 1/2 the track from this spot).

Anyway, hopefully weíll actually have a race this year on my birthday weekend in late October!
Soooo since i started thread, wife and I can stay with you, and MKSixer can walk us into club...sweet thx !!

lol anyways, thinks for info. Would you still do GA if you were coming from Virginia ? THe clubs are a bit expensive when you add in airfare and hotel, plus we are doing 2 extra days for (hopefully) music scene/site seeing

What about getting Main grand stand AND walking around ? Can you do that or have to have "GA" ticket to hit up the hills ?

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I’m just hoping you guys want to meet over by the fence in a far corner so when I’m spectating from outside the parameter I’m not too left out...
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