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United States Grand Prix
October 18th-20th 2024
COTA Seating & Ticket Guide

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The 2024 US Grand Prix is scheduled from October 180th - 20th at the Circuit of Americas (COTA) Racetrack located about 15 miles outside of Austin off the SH130 toll road, which you can access from downtown by taking I-35 south to highway 71 east. There are four main parking areas next to the track and a ‘park and ride’ service is also available with service leaving from just behind the downtown Fairmont Hotel and dropping off near the Capitol building downtown. Your ticket on Friday and Saturday includes a FREE concert. The Friday performer this year is global superstar Sting and on Saturday night rap sensation Eminem will take the stage.

US Grand Prix Track Overview

Provisional Race Schedule

Friday - Practice
First practice 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Second practice 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Saturday - Qualifying Races
Third Practice - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Qualifying Race - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Sunday - Grand Prix Race Day
Grand Prix - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ticket Options - US Grand Prix

General Admission - Gets you into the green areas below

The General Admission area at COTA (Circuit of The Americas) has gained a great reputation for being one of the best general admission experiences in the F1 Circuit. Thanks to the many hillsides and elevation changes, you're sure to find the perfect grassy area to place a folding chair or a blanket and take in all the action. GA areas are located throughout the Circuit in close proximity to concessions and merchandise areas. All patrons, including GA ticket holders get access to watch the concerts at the end of the day.

General Admission Seating Areas Circuit of Americas

Premium Grandstands

Turns 15, 1 & The Main Grandstand

Turn 15 Grandstand - Situated in the last set of turns before the drivers make their way to the PIT and the Finish Line, Turn 15 has become one of the most popular and exciting locations to sit. Turn 15 consists of 25 sections broken down by the Small and Large Stand.

The Small T15 Grandstand goes from Section 1 - 7 and the Large T15 Grandstand goes from Sections 8 through 25. Each section is 35 rows high and 16 seats across. Seats above row 5 have no obstructions and look over the fence. With Turn 15 stand seats we suggest you choose a LOT "F" parking pass. -The fence goes up to about row 6. Turn 15 is a premium grandstand with seat backs and cup holders. 

Which section is the best place to sit in Turn 15?  Honestly, they're all good.  Sections 1-7 will put you closest to the hairpin turn and Sections 8-25 will give you excellent views of the cars making their passes while accelerating towards the overpass located just past section 25.   My personal preference would be to sit in Turn 15 sections 8-15 as the seats in these sections give you an excellent view of the hairpin turn as well as you get to see all the action as the cars zoom past eachother on the way to the overpass at the end of Turn 15.   Another question we get is how high up do I need to be to see the action?  The simple answer is not too high and not too low.   Rows 5 and higher have no obstructions from the fence.  The prices go up after row 12 and row 25 due to the price changes set by the COTA box office, but personally I found the seats around row 10 to be ideal to take in all the action.  Not too high and not too low.

Turn 15 Premium Grandstands

Turn 15 Seating Chart

Turn 15 US Grand Prix Sections

Panorama View From Turn 15

View From Turn 15 Section 3

View from Turn 15 Section 3

View From Turn 15 Section 18

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Turn 1 Grandstand - Coming out of the pit the drivers will scream past the stands in Turn 1. In Turn 1 there are 8 sections. Section 1 is closest to the Main Grandstand and Section 8 is the furthest away from the Main Grandstands. The stands in Turn 1 go 66 rows high and about 20 seats across in each section. The fence goes up to about row 6. For Turn 1 stand, we recommend parking in LOT "T". Turn 1 is a premium grandstand with seat backs and cup holders.

View from Turn 1 - To your left you can see the Main Grandstand Area and the Paddock Club. To your right you can see the main straightaway where cars will reach their top speeds. Turn 1 is one of the most popular reserved seating areas.

Turn 1 Circuit of America US Grand Prix

The Main Grandstand - The view from the Main Grandstand is simply amazing: At the start the race cars will get into a line up in formation on the racetrack according to their qualifying runs. The cars will be reving their engines super loud and will await the red lights go out. From the start, the formula one drivers will make their moves to advance the 134 foot hill into Turn 1. When the race comes to the end, fans sitting in the Main Grandstand area will be able to see the winning car take the checkered flag and soon thereafter the winner will come to the podium to soak themselves in Champagne!

Main Grandstand is located across
from the Paddock Club

View from Main Grandstand Reserved Seating Area: Across the track you can see the Paddock Club and to your right you can see the views out towards Turn 1. To your left is the Finish Line and to your right is the Starting Area. We recommend parking pass for Lot L.

View from the Main Grandstand Area F1 Austin

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Main Grandstand Levels

  • Main Grandstand Lower Boxes - First 9 rows off the racetrack and go 16 seats across. The top row of this section is reserved for handicap seating. There are 23 Boxes going from section 101-123. Section 101 is closest to the Finish Line and 123 is closest to the Starting area. Seats are NOT under cover.
  • Mezzanine Level Boxes - (4A/B-17A/B) - Located just above the Main Grandstand Boxes and go from sections 4A/B to 17A/B. Mezzanine Boxes are 4 rows high and 6 seats across and offer visitors to the Circuit of the Americas a more intimate, less crowded seating option within the Main Grandstand Area. Section #4A/B would put you closest to the Finish Line, 17 A/B closest to the Starting area. Seats are covered so you are protected from the sun and rain.
  • Main Grandstand 200 LEVEL - Located above the Mezzanine Level Boxes and goes from section 204 to 217 with section 204 being closest to the Finish Line and 217 being closest to the starting area of the race. The 200 Level goes 14 rows high with the top row reserved for handicap seating and 16 seats across. Any of these sections offers you blissful views of the track and the Paddock area. Seats are covered so you are protected from the sun and rain.
  • Velocity Lounge - Sports bar with food and drinks located at the top of the Main Grandstand 200 Level - accessible to all patrons with MG 200 LEVEL tickets.

Main Grandstand Loge Suite Boxes

Loge Suite Boxes - Best option for small intimate groups up to 8 persons
Located just past turn 20 at the beginning of the Main Grandstand area. Across from the starting area of the race. 8 Seats for each day of the race. VIP Pit Walks. Waiter Service. Awning covers. Elevated above lower grandstand, so nothing behind or below you. 2 VIP parking Passes. Full time security

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Bleacher Seating Stands

Turn 12 Grandstand - The Turn 12 stand is one of the most popular locations for fans to watch the race. The cars come screaming down the backstretch heading towards the final few turns and stand 12 is in the perfect location to catch all the action. Stand 12 consists of 14 sections that go 36 rows high and 26 seats across. Section 9 within Turn 12 stand would put you closest to the Turn 12 turning area. The fence goes up to about row 6. With Turn 12 stand we suggest bringing a stadium seat cushion since Turn 12 has bleacher style seating.

Turn 12 Stand Circuit of the Americas

Turn 12 Section 5 - Looking Left

Turn 12 Section 5 - Looking Right

View of SuperStage From Turn 12

View of Turn 12 Stand & SI Club from Turn 15 Stands

Bleachers coming out of Turn 1

The Turn 4 (T4) stand bleachers have 16 sections across and 23 rows high heading out of Turn 1 are in an ideal position to watch the action on the outside of these corners, as the cars scream towards the with a giant video screen opposite to keep up with the race.

The Turn 9 (T9) stand bleachers have 11 sections across and goes 37 rows high. If you're on a budget, T9 bleacher is a fun place to sit to watch the cars reach top speeds as they move down the track. For this section I would recommend getting seats in the top 10 rows for the best viewing areas. We recommend Parking LOT "L".

New in 2024 - Covered seating options in stands 4, 13, and 19

Starting in 2024, fans will now be able to purchase tickets in Turn 4 and 19 with an over-hand in the upper rows and all rows of stand Turn 13.

Turn 4 Premium Grandstand - Upper rows 12 and higher are covered - Turn 4 Stands are located in the back stretch after the General Admission area.

Turn 19 Premium Grandstand - Upper rows 12 and higher are covered - Turn 19 Stands are located in the final turns before heading back to the Main Grandstand area.

Turn 13 - Lone Star Stand - All rows are covered - This new stand offers fans the opportunity to see the cars make their way through turns 12-15. Turn 13 Grandstand also provides quick access to all the concessions and activities found in Lone Star Land. Suggested parking in LOTS L or F.

Bleachers near Final Turns

Turn 18 & 19 Stands - From these two stands you’ll have excellent views of the cars passing along from turn 18, turning at 19 in front of the stand, and making their way towards the final turn 20. The Turn 18 and 19 bleachers have bench style bleacher seating and are located just on the outside of turn 18. On qualifying day, the cars will line up and begin to build up speed for the all-important quali run. On race day, desperation takes hold as exciting moves can be expected as the Grand Prix draws to an epic conclusion. This stand is also close to the Grand Plaza, putting fans in prime position to see the race and enjoy the fan zone atmosphere and concessions. New in 2024, in stand 19, rows 12 and higher are covered.

Hospitality options

Club SI - #1 requested!

The SI Club is the ideal location to watch all the action in the comforts of world class hospitality. Situated at the intersections of Turns 12, 13, 14 and 15, you'll have amazing views of the action. Located in a plush, air conditioned two story structure, all SI Club patrons will receive a reserved outside seat and access to a chef inspired hospitality area on the inside which includes food, drinks and an open bar.


- Two Story lounge with Turn 12-15 trackside views

- All Club SI ticket holders get a reserved outdoor seat

- Air conditioned with shaded exterior seating

- Chef inspired food and beverage offerings

- Private restroom facilities and WIFI

- Fast entrance, upgraded concert upgrade tickets

Where is the CLUB SI Located? Located just past Turn 12 Grandstand facing towards Turn 13

Main Grandstand 200 Level

Includes access into the Velocity Lounge where you can purchase drinks and food.

Paddock Club - Shared Area

Located opposite the Main Grandstand above the Team Garages on the Main Straight
Enjoy gourmet hospitality, beer, wine and champagne, F1 driver appearances and more
A chance to walk down the pit lane and take photos of the teams working on the cars
A guided tour of the Formula 1 Paddock where you can watch teams and drivers interact.

Turn 13 Cabanas - 15 Persons

Located just before the final turn between 13 and 14. All inclusive food, soft drinks, beer and wine. Chef cooked meals 2x a day with snacks inclusive of beer, wine, etc ). Mini bus parking is available around 50 feet from your cabana. Up to 3 additional overflow tickets per Cabana can be added to your purchase.

Cabana 13 US Grand Prix Tickets

Cabana 13 - US Grand Prix Tickets

Cabana 13 US Grand Prix

Concert Upgrade Passes

Benefits of the Concert Upgrade Passes

  • Puts you in front of the stage to enjoy the very best of each performance
  • Best views of the performers for amazing pics and views of the action
  • Private restroom and bar with snacks

To purchase Concert Upgrade passes for either concert, select Concert Upgrade Passes on the seating chart.

Click the map below for a detailed map of the Festival Lawn Area

US Grand Prix Concert Area

ADA / Wheelchair Seating

Located in the Top Two Rows of the Main Grandstand in sections 204-217. To get there, just get off at level 2A on the elevator. ADA Seating is also available in Premium Grandstand Turn 15 and in Turn 12 Grandstand.

Parking at COTA

Shuttle Service to COTA

Bird's eye view of the track - Click to watch video


COTA - Auto Races

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Animals (exception for certified service animals)
  • Aerosol cans (including spray sunscreen)
  • Non-clear bags or parcels (All permitted bags must be clear and smaller than 14X14X14 inches)
  • Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, skates, Segways, golf carts or other unauthorized means of transportation
  • Coolers, thermoses or ice chests
  • Distribution of unauthorized promotional or commercial material
  • Drones
  • Food and Beverage
    • Note: sealed, individual, plastic bottles of water are allowed, one per person. Complimentary water refill stations are located throughout the Circuit.
    • Exceptions may be made for guests with dietary restrictions.
  • Fireworks, explosives or other incendiary devices
  • Glass or metal containers of any style
  • Illegal substances
  • Items that may be deemed a safety hazard or annoyance to participants or guests (balls, Frisbees, balloons, projectiles, horns, radios, bells, whistles, musical instruments, laser pointers, etc.)
  • Umbrellas
  • Non-collapsible chairs
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Tents or canopies
  • Video cameras, audio recording devices and tripods; no video recording will be allowed
  • Weapons of any kind, including guns, knives, pepper spray, handcuffs, nightsticks or other items

Driving Directions to COTA
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617
from Downtown Austin

Have Questions?
Call: 1 (480) 361-2708