San Antonio is Ready to Welcome Formula 1 Racing Enthusiasts

2012-10-10 — / — Formula 1 racing comes to Texas this November with the all new Circuit of The Americas™ complex, the only purpose-built facility in the United States. Located 83 miles from San Antonio’s culture-filled city center and right outside of neighboring Austin, the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX is expected to draw over 300,000 race enthusiasts from across the globe during its November 16-18, 2012 event. This will be the first event in a 10-year contract Formula 1 has with Circuit of the Americas.

Circuit of The Americas is an easy drive from San Antonio, one of Texas’ top leisure destinations. Formula 1 fans will want to experience the city’s colorful, cultural and vibrant offerings including the world famous River Walk, a garden-bordered pathway along a spring-fed river that connects beautiful hotels with sidewalk cafes, historic districts and quaint shops. A short stroll away is the Alamo, famed around the world as home of a legendary battle for freedom during the Texas Revolution.

San Antonio is a hotbed of multicultural tourism. Western heritage runs rampant with ranches, bbq joints, dance halls and custom hat and boot shops; while Tex-Mex brings the melded identity of Spain, Mexico and Germany to life with family owned eateries, museums that tell of the Latino experience in the Americas and an architecture rich in color and texture.

As the seventh-largest city in the United States, San Antonio offers over 40,000 hotel rooms, top theme parks, over 50 golf courses, spas, resorts and world-class shopping (tax-free for international visitors).

San Antonio vacation packages, perfect for Formula 1 attendees, are available at For more information about Formula 1 and Circuit of The Americas, please visit


About the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau

The San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, a department of the City of San Antonio, is funded through the hotel/motel occupancy tax. The bureau is a marketing, sales and service organization dedicated to the promotion of San Antonio as a meetings and visitor destination for the purpose of positively affecting the city’s economy.

About Circuit of The Americas

Circuit of The Americas will be a world-class destination for performance, entertainment, education and business. It will be the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the United States designed for any and all classes of racing, from motor power to human power, and is the U.S. home to the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ Nov. 16-18.

The Circuit of The Americas’ master plan features a variety of permanent structures designed for business, education, entertainment and race use. Its signature element will be a 3.4-mile circuit track. Other support buildings will include an expansive outdoor live music space, a conference center, banquet facilities and a state-of-the-art medical facility. Future proposed amenities include a driving/riding experience, a motorsports driving club, kart track, grand plaza event center and tower, and a trackside recreational vehicle park. For more information and downloadable video, audio and photos, visit:

San Antonio is Ready to Welcome Formula 1 Racing Enthusiasts

San Antonio is Ready to Welcome Formula 1 Racing Enthusiasts