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COTA, F1 Re-Up Through 2026

Formula 1 will remain at Circuit of the Americas through at least 2026, COTA announced Feb. 18.

COTA and F1 signed a five-year extension to keep the series at the Austin, Texas, road course, for the United States Grand Prix.

“The Formula 1 United States Grand Prix has become one of the biggest and greatest events in the world,” Bobby Epstein, COTA founding partner, said in a release. “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.

“We knew Austin, along with our neighbors in San Antonio and beyond, would be welcoming hosts – and they proved it. Thanks to everyone in the Formula 1 community for supporting our endeavors and rewarding our hard work. We are glad to have renewed our commitments and look forward to many more years of World Championship racing, entertainment and fun.

“We are thrilled to be announcing the extension with the Circuit of the Americas ahead of the exciting new 2022 season,” F1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali added. “I want to thank the promoter for their ongoing dedication and enthusiasm for Formula 1 where together we are continuing to grow the excitement around our sport in the US following the huge success of Netflix, the work of ESPN, and the incredible season we had in 2021. 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 edition of the race will be held Oct. 23. It’s one of two U.S. races on the circuit; F1 will travel to Miami in May.

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