As Formula 1(tm) movie Rush opens, best seats in house are selling out for 2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX

Experience the drama of F1(tm) racing first-hand at the country's only Formula 1 racetrack this November!

Austin, Texas, Sept. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Race fans eager to catch Universal Pictures' new film Rush, due in theaters this Friday, Sept. 27, can see the real thing--the thrill Formula 1 racing at its very best, up close and personal--this November at the country's only F1 racetrack in Austin, Texas.   

Time is running out to buy the best seats in the house for North Americas' new must-see event, the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, set for Nov. 15-17 at Circuit of The Americas™ (COTA).  Sports fans, thrill seekers and experience junkies should act now to reserve their seats and be part of the sheer spectacle that is the world's most popular motorsports and entertainment event.

Reserved seats in the COTA's popular Turn 12 grandstand will be gone soon; the venue's premium seating locations--the Main Grandstand, Turn 1 and Turn 15--are already sold out. Turn 12 offers stunning views of the COTA's 1.2-mile Back Straight, where F1 drivers reach speeds of up to 200-plus miles per hour, as well as the challenging Stadium Section, which begins at Turn 12 and continues through Turn 18. This section of the Grade I, 3.4-mile circuit, which was designed by the world-renowned F1 track architect Hermann Tilke, was patterned after a similar configuration at the famed Hockenheimring in Germany.

"Turn 12 has everything race fans love; the F1 cars are coming from the fastest section of the track, and it is the best place to pass at COTA, as 2012 Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton proved last year," Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer Geoff Moore said. "In addition to the great views, Turn 12 is close to the Grand Plaza and Austin360 Amphitheater where a variety of interactive exhibits and displays, demonstrations, great food and live music can be enjoyed throughout the weekend. We encourage anyone wanting to experience the rush of F1 racing in person, to take advantage of our Turn 12 seats while they're still available."

Turn 12 reserved bleacher seats are $499 per person for a three-day ticket and include individual tickets to Friday's practice sessions (Nov. 15), Saturday's practice and qualifying sessions (Nov. 16) and Sunday's races (Nov. 17). Given the quality view and the convenient location of these seats, single-day tickets are not available in the Turn 12 seating section.

Tickets for reserved seats in Turn 12 and other grandstand locations, along with general admission passes, can be purchased online at (under the EVENTS section of the website) or For information on personal seat licenses for Formula 1 events and other motorsports and entertainment programming at Circuit of The Americas, call the Circuit's Sales Team at 512.301.6600 and press "1" to be connected to a sales representative. 

Circuit of The Americas hosted its inaugural FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX in November 2012 and enjoyed rave reviews from race fans, national and international media, and F1 teams and drivers. COTA achieved the second-highest attendance for a Grand Prix race last year, with 117,429 spectators on race day. More than 265,000 fans visited COTA during the weekend, making it the third most-attended event of the 2012 season. The event was named "Sports Event of the Year" by SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

About Circuit of The Americas

Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, is a world-class destination for premium sports and entertainment. It is the first racing facility in the United States purposely built for Formula 1™ racing and is designed to host a variety of sports and entertainment events. The Circuit is home to the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, which was named the 2012 "Sports Event of the Year" by SportsBusiness Journal/Daily, and is the new North American host of the summer edition of ESPN's X Games.  Additionally Circuit of The Americas welcomes spectators from around the world for some of the most prestigious national and international motorsports series, including MotoGP™, V8 Supercars™, GRAND-AM Road Racing™, American Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championships.

Circuit of The Americas' 1,500-acre campus includes a variety of permanent structures designed for business, education, entertainment and sporting use. Its signature 3.4-mile, 20-turn undulating racetrack features remarkable elevation changes and a number of challenging turns patterned after some of the world's iconic Grand Prix tracks. The Austin360 Amphitheater is an expansive outdoor live music space, featuring the largest permanent stage in Central Texas and the capacity for 14,000 guests. The Circuit's iconic 25-story Observation Tower has a viewing platform offering 360-degree views of the venue, downtown Austin and Texas Hill Country. The 44,000-square foot Event Center offers an expansive convention and banquet space that doubles as an international Media Center during sports and entertainment event.  The Event Center includes more than 30 broadcast booths, an internal café and dedicated news conference room. The Circuit's massive Main Grandstand features permanent seating for 9,000, a variety of well-appointed suites, and the Velocity Lounge and hospitality area.  Circuit of The Americas also offers a state-of-the-art on-site medical facility, parking for 25,000 vehicles, taxi and shuttle bus depots and a permanent heli-stop. For more information and downloadable video, audio and photos, visit:, www.Austin360Amphitheater.comor the Circuit's dedicated FTP site,


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