The Circuit of the Americas have announced that the Masters Historic Racing series will support the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at the circuit in 2015 for the first time since 2012.
Entries from around the United States and Europe are expected for the event, to be taking place over the weekend of 23-25 October around the full 3.4-mile circuit.
The event will be the only time that historic Formula 1 cars will be able to support modern-day Formula 1 in 2015, and will provide good entertainment, and with a maximum entry level of 38 cars, competition for places on the grid could be strong. Drivers who compete regularly during the Masters Historic Racing season are likely to get priority.
“We are delighted to be providing a support race for the GP this October,” said Masters Historic Racing Founder Ron Maydon. “I can’t think of a more fitting end to our 2015 season than some Texan sunshine and U.S. hospitality!
“It is another fantastic opportunity for our drivers to showcase these wonderful cars for this support race and we are sure that a number of our European drivers will join their U.S. counterparts in Austin in October. I for one have my Stetson at the ready!”
COTA Ambassador and 1978 Formula 1 World Champion Mario Andretti believes it will be a spectacular sight to see the historic F1 cars on track during the weekend of the United States Grand Prix in 2015.
“It will be awesome to see some of the most famous cars in Formula 1 history on track at Circuit of The Americas during the U.S. Grand Prix weekend in October,” said Andretti.
“The sights and sounds of these iconic machines will bring back great memories for me of my own days racing in F1 and I’m sure the fans who come to the U.S. Grand Prix will leave with some incredible memories of some of the cars that so many legendary drivers used to race.”