United States Grand Prix

Courtyard Marriott Austin

King or Queen/Queen rooms





  • United States Grand Prix November 3, 2019
  • Accommodations at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown
  • November 01 - 04, 2019 (3 nights)
  • F1 Driver hosted talk show
  • Hosted Post Race dinner
  • Track transfers on Sat/Sun
  • GPT tour gift package
  • Hospitality desk
  • On-site GPT representative
  • Tax/Service included
  • Tour and race itinerary
  • Restaurant/Entertainment guide


United States Grand Prix


Over the years the United States has had more US F1 drivers and hosted more Grand Prix races than any other nation. From the wonderful Watkins Glen to the fabulous COTA circuit, there are few nations with tracks to compare. There were of course a few duds along the way that we should pretend never happened. The COTA circuit in Austin, is amongst the really great circuits of the World, Spa Francorhamps, Suzuka, Monza and COTA are in a class of their own.
The F1 cars are the best they have ever been, they are now faster than 3.5 V10`s and use 65% less fuel. Their designs are taking the automobile industry into the 21st century. Mercedes has a 25% increase in sales due to their dominance with the hybrid F1 formula. VW would have achieved the same if they made a hybrid F1 car rather than cheat pollution tests with their diesel engine software. The future of F1 in the United States looks really good with COTA and Haas making a sensible and successful entry into the F1 championship. It would be even better if Haas had a Chrysler engine, I must mention that if I ever meet "M" the chief of Chrysler, Fiat, Ferrari and Alfa. It really makes sense for Auto Conglomerates to partner with smaller race teams with an engine like a rebranded Ferrari unit. Great marketing and the latest unit development with an interchange of engineers, the Chrysler Dodge group would become the proud partner of a great team and their production cars would improve.

Courtyard Marriott Austin

The Courtyard Marriott downtown is conveniently located only steps away from 6th Street music scene and one-of-a-kind places to eat and shop. Each well appointed guest room offers a work desk, 2-line phone, complimentary Internet access, TV with remote control, in-room movies, an iron/ironing board and hairdryer. On-site you will also find for your convenience the Champions Restaurant and Starbucks Coffee or you can take advantage of the hotel`s indoor pool, whirlpool and health club. Did we mention that the Williams F1 team stayed here in 2018!

Austin


Austin has been called a few different names. It started out in 1839 as Waterloo and changed to Austin in honor of Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas". It has adopted several other names over the years, such as the "Violet Crown", "Silicon Hills", and the name of "the Live Music Capital of the World" and more recently "Keep Austin Weird". What ever you call the Texas Capitol City it has a wonderful atmosphere and a night life full of music and fun, well worth the visit.

The Austin skyline has dramatically changed in recent years with some of the tallest condo towers in the state, the growth has been aided by the presence of a popular live music and the nightlife scene, museums, restaurants, and Lady Bird Lake, it is considered one of the city`s best recreational spots.

The South by Southwest is a music, film and interactive festival which occurs over five day each March in downtown Austin, and includes one of the world`s largest music festivals; with more than 3,000 acts playing in more than 100 venues so you can understand the Live Music Capital of the World name. But for us, just down the road from Austin, is one of the finest race tracks in the world, it does not have a bad seat anywhere. The US should be so proud of this facility.

Race tickets are not included with your hotel package. Please check the "Race Tickets" tab for ticket options.

Friday, November 01:

Upon your arrival into Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) make your way to the Courtyard Marriott downtown where a 3-night stay has been arranged for you. Spend the evening at your leisure.

Saturday, November 02:

Morning departure to the Circuit of the Americas for Formula 1 qualifying and support races. Tonight, join us for our F1 driver hosted talk show!

Sunday, November 03:

Morning departure to the Circuit of the Americas to watch the 2019 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. Tonight, join us for dinner and a post race dinner hosted by a race commentator.

Monday, November 04:

Make your way to Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) for your return flight home or continue your vacation.

USGP Testimonial

Our seats in turn 15 were EXCELLENT, best we`ve had at any of our other world wide race tracks! Han Brouwer

Travel Times

Austin Bergstrom Airport to Austin 11 miles (15 minutes)

Austin hotels to Track 30 minutes

Transfer times may vary, due to traffic and weather conditions.

Transfer Options

Private airport transfers can be arranged at an additional cost although Taxi`s and the Super Shuttle are readily available at the airport and relatively inexpensive. Please call our office for further details at 800.400.1998 or email us at racehelp@gptours.com.

Transfer Options

Helicopter transfers can be arranged to the Circuit of the Americas. Please call our office for details at 800.400.1998 or email us at reservations@gptours.com.

F1 Driver Talk Show

Along with the desire to see the machines of F1 charge around the many circuits of the world lies an even greater passion to get to know the men behind the machines. On Saturday, around 7:30 pm, enjoy drinks at the Omni (a short walk from your hotel) and let us make your race weekend one to remember as an F1 Driver and race commentator James Allen show you what racing is like from the inside out.

Our Host James Allen

James Allen hosted Grand Prix Tours cocktail parties for over 20 years and is one of the most experienced and insightful broadcasters and journalists working in Formula 1 today.

His driver guests have included most of the top drives in F1. Sir Jackie Stewart has been a regular guest.
James joined ITV in 1997 as pit lane reporter having fulfilled a similar role on the American sports channel ESPN since 1993.

He lives in North West London with his wife Pip and sons Enzo and Emerson. The boys prefer motocross to F1.

F1 Driver Carlos Sainz

Last year we were excited to have Carlos Sainz joining us at our F1 driver hosted talk show.

Born in Madrid in 1994, Sainz first got behind the wheel at the age of seven when he began to drive at his father`s indoor karting centre. At the age of 15, he not only graduated to car racing but was invited to join Red Bull`s heralded junior team. Under the watchful eye of Dr Helmut Marko, Sainz raced to a solid fourth in the European Formula BMW championship before following that up with a commanding victory at Macau in the Asian-Pacific series.

His progression continued in 2011 as he made a hugely successful transition to Formula Renault 2.0, Red Bull then placed Sainz in Formula 3 in 2012 where he`d compete in both the British and European series. Sainz moved on again in 2013, to the F1-supporting GP3 Series.

He raced for DAMS in Formula Renault 3.5 in 2014 winning the championship before moving to F1 with Toro Rosso. In 2017 it was announced that for the 2018 season he would race for the Renault F1 team on a season long loan, whilst still contracted to Red Bull Racing. Sainz will drive for McLaren starting in 2019, replacing fellow countryman Fernando Alonso.

"I watched Fernando Alonso win the world championship on TV when I was 10- or 11-years-old and back then I would never have dreamed that I would one day be racing against him," commented a delighted Sainz. "When Helmut Marko told me I had got the seat and I was going to race with people like him and Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel, the size of what I`d achieved suddenly hit me."

F1 Charity Auction

A "once-in-a-lifetime behind the scenes" tour for 2 guests, of the F1 Paddock, hosted by James Allen was auctioned. The lucky winners got to rub shoulders with the F1 Drivers and visit the F1 team garages! Talk about VIP!!

Charity Auction: Daniel Ricciardo`s Race Shoe

The Grand Prix Trust donated an amazing framed box containing a photo of Martin Brundle drinking out of Daniel`s shoe after his race win in 2017 in Baku, plus the actual shoe. All proceeds benefitted the Grand Prix Trust, so bring your check book for this unique opportunity, who knows what we will get our hands on this year!

Post Race Dinner with Peter Windsor

Enjoy dinner and cocktails as our host gives us a recap of the weekend`s events.

Our Host Peter Windsor

About Peter Windsor:
Peter Windsor joined Williams full-time in 1985 as Manager of Sponsorship and Public Affairs but switched to Ferrari in 1989 to manage their UK F1 facility. He then returned to Williams as Team Manager in 1991, winning both the Constructors` and Drivers` World Championships. Peter has hosted Grand Prix Tours events since 1993.

Turning to TV, Peter reported for Sky Sports, and Fox Sports Net as their F1 specialist in 1998. He presented F1 on TV working for Speedvision, SpeedTV, HD1 (Australia) and FOM TV. Peter was Grand Prix Editor of F1 Racing magazine and today is the F1 columnist not only for Japan`s biggest selling motoring weekly magazine, AutoSport, but also for the world`s largest on-line racing magazine, GPWeek. He also hosts of the ground-breaking 60min F1 webcast weekly chat show, The Flying Lap; and is a regular contributor to SpeedTV.com.

The above events are included in tour price.

Airport Transfer $125.00

Meet and Greet and private airport transfers can be arranged each way. Price varies depending on arrival time.Please contact our office for details at racehelp@gptours.com or 1 800 400 1098

F1 Vision

Rent the ultimate fan experience - a handheld device that puts live F1 audio, video and stats at your fingertips!

F1 Vision has returned for 2019 and it’s now, better than ever! As an F1 Vision user you will get 1 set of earbuds and access to the following:

  • Live and uncensored driver audio
  • Multiple video channels
  • “Quad-Cam” in car view
  • Team communications
  • Track your favorite driver
  • Race, lap and segment analytics

Follow this link F1 Vision or call us toll free (800) 400 1998 to reserve yours today!

Paddock Club

This season's must-have accessory is a Formula One Paddock Club™ ticket. Guests of the Formula One Paddock Club™ embark on a first class adventure into the world of F1. Each VIP will experience first-class race viewing facilities, pit lane walkabouts, the finest of food, open bar including champagne, and closed circuit and digital television.

Included in the price of a Formula One Paddock Club™ Ticket are:

  • Access to the circuit and the Formula One Paddock Club
  • Open bar with Champagne
  • Gourmet luncheon with fine wines
  • Pit lane walkabout(s) at specially allotted times
  • Access to Support Race Paddock
  • Official Programme and ear plugs
  • Entertainment
  • Entrance to the Club Suite, the hospitality area designed for individuals and small groups fully-equipped with TV screens, bar and lounge area.
  • Prime viewing facilities from the pit building
  • Reserved grandstand
  • Parking pass available upon request

We look forward to taking care of you and your guests in the exclusive luxury of the Formula One Paddock Club™. If you would like to order tickets or if you need further information please email us at racehelp@gptours.com or call us toll free: 800 400 1998.

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Experience

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Experience is available at most Grands Prix where guests can experience Red Bull Hospitality at its very best - in their own fabulous Team Suite.

Often situated directly above the Teams' garages, it not only offers the highest standard in sports hospitality but also provides an exceptional viewing platform from one of the best vantage points on the circuits - overlooking the start/finish straight.

The Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Experience includes the following:

  • A prime view of the race
  • Morning refreshments upon arrival
  • Gourmet dining and fine wines
  • An open bar
  • Exclusive Team Gift Bag
  • Driver appearances
  • Your opportunity to access pit lane at dedicated times across the weekend
  • An exclusive tour inside the Team Garage
  • Access to the Support Race Paddock
  • Entertainment and in-house DJ
  • VIP Parking

We look forward to taking care of you and your guests in the exciting luxury of the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Experience. If you would like to order tickets or if you need further information please email us at racehelp@gptours.com or call us toll free: 800 400 1998.

Ferrari F1 Club®

The Paddock Club™ is situated in a indoor suite topped by a roof garden with views over the entire complex. The luxuriously appointed Ferrari F1 Club® suite offers its guests a wide range of modern, sophisticated facilities.

The Ferrari F1 Club® experience includes the following:

  • A prime view of the race
  • Access to the Ferrari Formula 1® Club for the race weekend
  • Morning refreshments upon arrival
  • Gourmet dining and fine wines
  • An open bar
  • Exclusive Gift Bag
  • Driver appearances
  • A private visit to the Ferrari pits
  • Pit Lane walkabout each day at a set time

Ferrari personnel will, of course, be on hand to fulfill guests' requests at any time. If you would like to order tickets or if you need further information please email us at racehelp@gptours.com or call us toll free: 800 400 1998.

Price Per Person

Price Per Person: $1,995.00
Single Use Supplement: $595.00

Price is per person, based on two persons sharing a room. Single supplement is an additional cost per room (for the entire tour) if traveling alone. Extra nights subject to hotel availability.

Hotel Room Types


King bed max 2 person(s)

Newsletter

Friday 1-Day
*F1 Paddock Club Fri [+]   $995.00
Saturday/Sunday 2-Day
*VIP Hospitality [+]   $1,695.00
*AstonMartin RedBull [+]   $5,610.00
*F1 Paddock Club(TM) [+]   $4,550.00
*Ferrari F1 Club [+]   $8,135.00
All Weekend 3-Day
*F1 Paddock Club(TM) [+]   $5,000.00
*Main Stand [+]   $725.00
*Turn 1 Upper [+]   $665.00
*Turn 12 (Upper) 3day [+]   $435.00
*Turn 15 Upper [+]   $665.00
*Turn 17 Owners Club [+]   $2,975.00
*AstonMartin RedBull [+]   $6,200.00
*Main Stand/Lounge [+]   $1,335.00
*Ferrari F1 Club [+]   $8,550.00
Sunday 1-Day Tickets
*VIP Hospitality [+]   $1,095.00

* indicates ticket is on request
- Tickets are not included with your hotel package and are offered separately as there is usually a choice.
- Additional charges apply if tickets are purchased without accommodations. Please contact our office for details and for race ticket only sales.
- Additional options that are not listed here may be available.
- All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars.