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Feb 18, 2022 9:45 am

Formula 1 extends Austin contract through 2026

Formula 1 announced a five-year contract extension Friday to keep the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas track in Austin, Texas.

The original 10-year contract expired after the 2021 race, when a record-breaking crowd of 400,000 watched Max Verstappen claim his maiden win on American soil.

“We are thrilled to be announcing the extension,” F1 president and CEO Stefano Domenicali said in a news release. “… Austin is a great city, and the track is a favorite for all the drivers, and we cannot wait to be back in October for more action and entertainment.”

The 2022 race is scheduled for Oct. 23.

“The Formula 1 United States Grand Prix has become one of the biggest and greatest events in the world,” said COTA founding partner Bobby Epstein. “We are extremely proud it has found a home in Texas — at Circuit of The Americas — and are grateful to the millions of fans who visited us over our first decade.

–Field Level Media

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