Gil de Ferran Joins Mario Andretti as Celeb Expert For Circuit of The Americas™ With Formula 1™ Returning to U.S. Nov. 16-18

Sep 19, 2012, 13:00 ET from QuintEvents

Travel/Experience Packages Offer Fans VIP Access for First Race Since 2007, the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ in Austin, TX

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gil de Ferran, one of the most accomplished figures in international auto racing, will serve as a driving expert for fans participating in the Circuit of The Americas Experiences program at the inaugural FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ in November.

Formula 1™ auto racing, the world's most prestigious series, returns to the United States on November 16-18 for the first time since 2007.  Circuit of The Americas (COTA), the state-of-the-art motorsports and entertainment facility in Austin, TX, is expected to attract approximately 275,000 fans. 

Circuit of The Americas Experiences ( is a full-service travel company that provides individual fans and groups tickets, hotel accommodations, on-site hospitality and other amenities available only from COTA.  For the Main Grandstand, those packages include covered seating for the outdoor racing experience plus access to clubhouse hospitality areas, where de Ferran, the legendary Mario Andretti and other celebrities will meet and greet fans.

Those Main Grandstand packages range in price from $1,749 to $7,499.  All packages include "fast access" to the track, a premium gift bag and the open bar, gourmet food and big-screen TV coverage in the exclusive Hospitality Party Venue. 

Also available are Turn 1 and Turn 15 packages and the Formula 1 Paddock Club™ Experience package, which overlooks the pit lane and includes tours, fine dining and driver interviews.

The Circuit of The Americas Experiences packages are managed and marketed by QuintEvents (, the Official Ticket, Travel and Hospitality Provider for COTA.  These official packages include:

  • The security of buying direct from COTA.
  • Transportation or preferred parking
  • Large blocks of seats together
  • Accommodations at many of the best hotels in Austin and San Antonio (80-mile drive)

QuintEvents provides similar services for The Super Bowl, Kentucky Derby, NBA All-Star Game and Breeders' Cup. de Ferran is a former champion driver and team owner who won the Indianapolis 500 (2003) and was one of the sport's biggest stars over two decades.  Andretti is the iconic motorsports superstar who has won all of the major events (111 checkered flags) as part of a five-decade career.

SOURCE QuintEvents