For nearly a century, the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans has been endurance racing's main event, a festival experience unlike any other in motorsport. It's about time we bring that tradition to Texas.
Join FIA World Endurance Championship and Circuit of The Americas as the Spirit of Le Mans takes over Austin this fall for a thrilling weekend of speed culminating in six hours of world class endurance racing. The world's finest automotive manufacturers and drivers, the same stars and cars that battle for victory in the Le Mans 24 Hour classic, will duke it out over two full days at WEC's only stop in the United States!
Fans of all ages will enjoy unrivaled access to teams and drivers, gorgeous sight lines from each of COTA's iconic grandstands, an open paddock, and grid walks. Every guest is invited to be on the grid before the start of the six hour WEC main event.
Children 12 and under receive free general admission ticket with a paid adult.
WORLD SERIES FORMULA V8 3.5
Joining WEC on track in 2017 is World Series Formula V8 3.5, a top-level open wheel discipline featuring the sweet sound of bone-rattling V8s. This thrilling series has acted as a career stepping stone for countless Formula 1 stars including world champions Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso. With a powerful engine and the size of a Formula 1 chassis, these incredible cars will reach extraordinary speeds through corners as they attempt to conquer COTA's twenty turns. But perhaps best of all... they are LOUD.
FERRARI CHALLENGE TROFEO PIRELLI
A single-model championship series develop by Ferrari for clients who have a passion for racing, the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli has thrilled drivers and fans alike since its announcement in 1992. There have already been over 500 races, with over 1000 drivers taking part in up to three series organized on three continents, North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe.
The Prancing Horse in question is the new 488 Challenge derived from the 488 GTB and the sixth model used in the Ferrari Challenge. It follows in the procession of powerhouse predecessors, the 348, 355, 360, F430 Challenge, 458 Challenge and 458 EVO Challenge cars, with each one becoming more technologically advanced. With 670 c.v., or about 660 h.p., the 488 Challenge is built in the same assembly line as the other V8 road cars at the factory in Maranello, Italy.
Launched in 2014, FIA Formula 4 was created to offer young drivers around the world the opportunity to take the first step from karting into the world of open-wheel racing. The F4 series is the fastest way for an aspiring driver to gain experience to an international racing platform. With driving training, unmatched affordability, and strong manufacturer support, the F4 US Championship gives talented young drivers a chance to hone their skills and launch into the higher levels of motorsports.
With 33 cars participating in the 2017 season opener, the growth in the F4 US Championship growth is exceeding the expectations of its partners and participants. F4 teams and drivers are aligned with the FIA and its series partners, Honda, Honda Performance Development, Pirelli and Onroak Automotive.