Formula 1 United States Grand Prix returns to Circuit of the Americas

F1 racing is back in Austin for the eighth straight year as the United States Grand Prix is set to take place at the Circuit of the Americas. The three day event brings in several thoustand people to the area.

One of the biggest concerns this year is transportation. A lot of the people headed out to watch the action are taking buses and about 110 buses are rolling in to Austin for the event.

Austin Police Department works with local and federal law enforcement to check shuttles including their brakes, suspensions, exits, seatbelts and more.

COTA officials say they expect this year to match the attendance of their grand opening race back in 2012. It's estimated 250,000 people will visit the track during the event's three days.

Besides the racing there will be music performances from Imagine Dragons (November 1), P!NK (November 2) and Kool & the Gang (November 3).

Tim Prukop with Circuit of the Americas was on Good Day Austin to talk about what's happening this year.

There'll also be the first ever H-E-B True Texas BBQ Challenge on November 2 where top ranked competitive eaters, like Major League Eating World Champion Joey Chestnut, will competitively eat chopped brisket sandwiches.

For more information about this year's event you can go to Circuit of the America's website.



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