USGP gets go ahead to continue at COTA in 2016


Circuit of the Americas CEO Bobby Epstein has confirmed that the 2016 United States Grand Prix will go ahead at the circuit as planned.

There had been doubts about the future of the event following a reduction in the subsidy provided to COTA by Texas state government, but the Grand Prix will now take place on October 23 as scheduled.

Epstein has also revealed that pop star Taylor Swift will play a concert during the US GP weekend.

“We are so happy to confirm F1’s return to COTA as well as Taylor Swift’s headline performance,” said Epstein. “We can’t think of a better way to mark this important five-year milestone for F1 in Austin.

“Since we first hosted this event in 2012, we have gained a lot of knowledge and insight that has allowed us to make significant annual improvements to the event that we are confident will continue to establish the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix as the stand-out race weekend on F1’s calendar.

“By combining the excitement of Formula 1, the fun of the festival, and a full concert by Taylor Swift, we ensure fans can enjoy the greatest sports and entertainment event of the year.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors to Texas and the Circuit of The Americas, for what promises to be an amazing weekend.”