The Technology Behind Austin’s COTA F1 Racetrack

June 12th, 2013 by Russ Finney Leave a reply »




Circuit Of The Americas is a multi-purpose facility that last year hosted the most prestigious racing event in the world – the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™. It is the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the U.S.

Our Austin SIM Chapter had a chance to do a behind-the-scenes tour the of facility in order to see many of the high-tech technology products that are used to operate the huge racetrack.

Many thanks to Isilon ( for sponsoring the event!



Tom Schneider of COTA explains the rapid pace and huge scope of the racetrack construction project.



David Wiggins of COTA explains the technology which is built into the racetrack itself.



Steve Finnerty, Matthew Riley, Huseyin Tanriverdi, and Dana Parker listening to David Wiggins.


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David Wiggins explaining all of the audio, video, and IT technologies which are utilized to create an amazing race experience.



Inside the racetrack control room.


Circuit of The Americas is situated on a 1000-acre site in southeast Austin, approximately two miles from Austin Bergstrom International Airport. It is a state-of-the-art 3.4-mile circuit track with capacity for 120,000 fans and an elevation change of 133 feet.

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