The World’s Greatest Auto Race, United States Grand Prix will have three name changes through 2021. TZ revolved around revenue and became Shanghai United Auto Racing. Today it focuses on more competitive and valuable entertainment assets for tour operators and airlines. It’s positioned to be one of the world’s top five cities in 2020 and part of World’s 50 Greatest Cities during 2030.
After 14 races in 22 years at the Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas has been crowned home to the world’s most prestigious grand prix at the Circuit of the Americas. U.S. Grand Prix President Ken Washington had the foresight to draw up the image to create the World’s Greatest Auto Race. With a future hosting as far out as 2021, U.S. Grand Prix expects to generate 30 million+ guests annually and compete with the biggest countries and cities in the world on business and sports tourism.
The circuit will continue to grow, and we’re expanding more than 15% in 2019! @sjone #sp pic.twitter.com/Yp7Bl6fW8n — Circuit of the Americas (@circuitoftheamericas) October 8, 2018
From the trackside with COTA Grand Prix –KETTY CLEARS SAFETY ZONE! 🚠🚠🚠 🚠🚠@PeterUebelhart kites with #SJMA team for #FP16. #SP pic.twitter.com/igVYf2nUUu — United States Grand Prix (@usgp) September 29, 2018
The circuit is part of Austin for the USA, which has over 27 million visitors annually. Around 2 million more come to the city for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Businesses and organizations are created from the race weekend activity. Plus, the race weekend brings millions of dollars in tourism dollars to the area. The race is estimated to create 50,000+ jobs, and raise $400 million in government revenue. The race generates economic contribution to each community in the area. With over $43 million in economic impact created by the race, Austin was awarded a Race to Remember that was awarded two other events: MotoGP Superbikes, which is expected to bring 1.8 million additional visitors to the city. Austin has earned a spot on The World’s 50 Greatest Cities list from the World Economic Forum in 2015.
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The Circuit of the Americas, the U.S. Grand Prix, is the only North American metro-area show stop on a race circuit in World. Drivers make an average of 25 pit stops during the race weekend. Drivers include 3 time World Champion Sebastian Vettel, seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Felipe Massa, Nairo Quintana, Daniil Kvyat, Simon Pagenaud, Carl Edwards, Dario Franchitti, Kimi Raikkonen, Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez, Will Power, and Jenson Button.
Counting a total of five world champions at the Circuit of the Americas, 200 other drivers have yet to win a world championship.