Originally Posted by gordonsick
Rick and Karen,
I'd like to go to COTA for the F1 race. (We go to the Montreal Grand Prix every year for about $400 per ticket. We have the best viewing spot with Turns 1, 2, entry from pits to track. But, we stay with a relative in Montreal.)
I'd love to know more about camping at the track at COTA for the F1 race. I sent an email to inquire about the motorhome park and they never responded. It is it hard to get in there and what is the cost? There is also camping in the car park. What does that cost?
I can always get info from COTA, but it could come with a big bias, so info from a user of the setup would be great. So, thanks, in advance, if you can help.
The US Grand Prix 2016 general ticket sales don't start until April, but today (March 29), they opened the premium booking system, which is how you book the camping. I had earlier correspondence with Travis Pichena at Circuit of the Americas, so I called him directly to set up my camping permit and tickets for the race. He is very helpful and prompt. Here is his contact info:
Premium Sales Consultant
Circuit of the Americas
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.
Del Valle, TX 78617
(512) 655-6461 – Office
(512) 536-1480 – Fax
We booked a dry camping site for 3 days for $400 (actually arriving on Thursday and leaving on Monday, so it is 4 days). I think it is in Parking Lot N. There is also full service RV parking along the back straight for $8000, which includes race tickets.
They have water and sewage removal during the weekend for a fee.
We got tickets in Grandstand 12 row 30 at the end closest to the apex of Turn 12 for $410 per ticket. Lower rows go for $310. This is $100 less than last year.
Tickets in Grandstand 15 go from $550 to $700, but I'm not sure the sight lines are better, and they aren't cheaper than last year. The seats are more comfortable with armrests. But, we can bring cushions for the bleacher seats in Grandstand 12 and they work the same as the ones we sit in for the Montreal Grand Prix.
It would be fun to see some more Berks there.