United States Grand Prix

Omni Hotel Austin

King or Dbl/Dbl rooms

  • United States Grand Prix October 21, 2018
  • Accommodations Omni Downtown Austin
  • October 18 - 22, 2018 (4 nights)
  • Deluxe room
  • F1 Driver hosted talk show
  • Hosted Post Race dinner
  • Track transfers on Fri/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, even with its current financial problems, is amongst the really great circuits of the World, Spa Francorhamps, Suzuka, Monza and COTA are in a class of their own. F1 Management, no matter how dysfunctional and greedy they may appear and the FIA has made safe and exciting events that have become some of individual nation`s biggest events.

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.

What about more US tracks, Bernie would love one. He keeps teasing us with possible tracks in New York, Long Beach, Watkins Glen, Las Vegas and California, or is it the F1 press who make up these tales. Sometimes I`m told confidentially that this person or that City is close to putting together a Formula 1 deal. It takes so much money with so little return, it is not a sensible investment. There are tracks that could be used if they had adequate financial backing, the likes of Road Atlanta, Laguna Seca, Watkins Glen or Long Beach to name a few, and it wouldn`t cost $300M, but it would cost a lot.

Omni Hotel Austin

The Omni Austin Hotel Downtown is located in the heart of downtown just steps away from the Texas State Capitol and the 6th Street Entertainment District. This popular 4 star hotel features luxury accommodations, spectacular views from the rooftop pool deck, complimentary full service fitness center, business center, a restaurant, lounge and Starbucks in the atrium lobby. The elegant guest rooms offer mini bar, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, coffee maker and Internet access. Did we mention the stunning and contemporary rooftop outdoor pool deck and Jacuzzi, perfect for unwinding after a day at the circuit! Oh..and the Ferrari F1 team stayed at the Omni in 2017!

Room service, self and valet underground parking are also available.

Extra night prices are subject to availability.

Please note: All one bedroom suites have one bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room. Two bedroom suites available upon request. Those have a king bed in one room, a queen bed in the other room and a sofa bed in the living room. Please contact us for rate details.


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.

Fortunately most city`s welcome the race fans and the Austinites are no exception, it`s a party town that welcomes visitors. They close sixth St to traffic and it becomes party central with all sorts of race related booths and sponsors shows. There is no doubt there will be a Formula 1 race at COTA, and while the State may have reneged on some of it`s funding, the city of Austin is totally behind the event. Out at COTA there are concerts to add to the flavor of party central.

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.

Thursday, October 18:

Upon your arrival into Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) make your way to the Omni downtown where a 4-night stay has been arranged for you. Spend the evening at your leisure.

Friday, October 19:

Morning transfer to Circuit of the Americas for the day`s racing activities including the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix practice or spend the day exploring downtown Austin.

Saturday, October 20:

Breakfast at your leisure. We will depart to the Circuit of the Americas for Formula 1 qualifying and support races. Tonight, join us for our F1 driver hosted dinner party! Please note: Bruno Mars will be performing tonight at the Circuit of the Americas. Entrance to the lawn area for the show is included with your race ticket. Please contact us for more details should you wish to attend.

Sunday, October 21:

We will depart in the morning to the Circuit of the Americas to watch the 2018 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. Tonight, join us for dinner and a post race dinner hosted by a race commentator. Please note: Britney Spears will be performing tonight at the Circuit of the Americas. Entrance to the lawn area for the show is included with your race ticket. Please contact us for more details should you wish to attend.

Monday, October 22:

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

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 reservations@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 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.

2017 Special Guests

Stoffel Vandoorne and Zac Brown, from McLaren F1, joined us this year and we had a great evening getting to know Stoffel and the life of a Formula 1 driver. Zac talked a lot about the future of Formula 1 and answered many questions from our guests.

F1 Charity Auction

A "once-in-a-lifetime behind the scenes" tour for 2 guests, of the F1 Paddock, hosted by James Allen and Martin Brundle was auctioned. The lucky winners got to meet Ross Brawn and visit the F1 team garages! Talk about VIP!! All the proceeds benefited the Grand Prix Trust Charity.

Post Race Dinner with Race Commentator

Enjoy dinner and cocktails as our host gives us a recap of the weekend`s events.
This year we were excited to have Bob Constanduros host our dinner.

Our Host Bob Constanduros

Bob has spent over 30 years in motorsport journalism and has also worked with all the major teams in Formula One on a freelance basis. For the last 15 years he has been the on-circuit commentator and press conference mediator at all Grands Prix.

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 reservations@gptours.com or 1 800 400 1098


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

F1 Fanvision has returned for 2018 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
  • Pit and tire data
  • Live statics

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 or call us toll free: 800 400 1998.

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing

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

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 Paddock Club 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
  • Daily driver appearances
  • Your opportunity to explore the pit lane
  • An exclusive tour inside the Team Garage
  • Access to the Support Race Paddock
  • Complimentary copy of the Official Program
  • 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 Paddock Club. If you would like to order tickets or if you need further information please email us 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 reservations@gptours.com or call us toll free: 800 400 1998.

Price Per Person

Price Per Person: $2,295.00
Single Use Supplement: $1,040.00
Extra Night Per Room: $299.00

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

2 double/queen beds max 2 person(s)


Friday 1-Day
*F1 Paddock Club Fri [+]   $995.00
Saturday/Sunday 2-Day
*F1 Paddock Club(TM) [+]   $4,550.00
*Main Upper with VIP [+]   $2,745.00
*Turn 1 with VIP [+]   $2,075.00
*Main Lower with VIP [+]   $2,125.00
*Ferrari F1 Club [+]   $8,135.00
*AstonMartin RedBull [+]   $5,610.00
All Weekend 3-Day
*Main Upper [+]   $1,335.00
*Ferrari F1 Club [+]   $8,550.00
*F1 Paddock Club(TM) [+]   $5,000.00
*Main Stand [+]   $725.00
*Turn 1 Upper [+]   $665.00
*Roving Stand [+]   $685.00
*Turn 12 (Upper) 3day [+]   $435.00
*Turn 15 Upper [+]   $665.00
*Turn 17 Owners Club [+]   $2,975.00
*AstonMartin RedBull [+]   $6,200.00
Sunday 1-Day Tickets
*Main Lower(1day VIP) [+]   $1,425.00
*Turn 1 (1 day VIP) [+]   $1,375.00
*Main Upper(1day VIP) [+]   $2,045.00

* 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.