Formula One Race Schedule 2013

Posted on Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 4:45am.

Photo courtesy of Patrick Breen

For the second year in a row, the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix is coming to Austin. The race will be held from November 15-17 at the Circuit of the Americas race track located east of the Highway 130/45 toll road along FM 812. Over 220,000 visitors from all over the world came to Austin in 2012 for the Grand Prix, and this year promises to be even more exciting. In addition to the Grand Prix race, the Ferrari Challenge will also be held during the action-packed weekend. This smaller scale race features amateur Ferrari drivers testing their skills on a high-level race track. Besides taking in the thrills of high-speed cars zipping along the track, race fans can also enjoy food and merchandise vendors, a post-race walk along the track and even a live performance by rapper Pitbull.

Here's a summary of all the events happening for the Formula One Grand Prix 2013 in Austin:

Friday, November 15

9:00 am   First Practice Session- Grand Prix
11:00 am   First Practice Session- Ferrari Challenge
11:30 am   Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
1:00 pm   Second Practice Session- Grand Prix
3:00 pm   Press Conference
4:00 pm   Second Practice Session- Ferrari Challenge
5:00 pm   Marshal Pit Lane Walk

Photo courtesy of Steven Philips

Saturday, November 16

7:30 am   Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
9:00 am   Third Practice Session- Grand Prix
10:30 am   Qualifying Session- Ferrari Challenge
11:05 am   Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
12:00 pm   Qualifying Session- Grand Prix
2:00 pm   First Race- Ferrari Challenge (10 Laps)

Photo courtesy of Steven Philips

Sunday, November 17

10:30 am   Second Race- Ferrari Challenge (10 Laps)
11:05 am   Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
11:30 am   Formula One Driver's Parade
11:45 am   Starting Grid Presentation
1:00 pm   Grand Prix (56 Laps)
Post-race   Free concert featuring Pitbull and Fan Track Invasion

This fun-filled weekend isn't just restricted to the Circuit of the Americas race track. The Austin Fan Fest in downtown Austin kicks off the weekend festivities Thursday night and continues through Sunday afternoon. Vendors, food trucks and six live music stages stretch from San Antonio Street to Congress Avenue and between 2nd Street and 5th Street. Kid-friendly activities can be found at Republic Square Park, while thrill-seekers can experience exciting X Games-style sports and a zip line at 3rd and Congress. Andy Grammer, Berlin, Lou Gramm, Los Lonely Boys and Roger Creager are just some of the artists performing during the Austin Fan Fest. Click here for a complete lineup and performance schedule for Austin Fan Fest.

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