The Masters Historic Formula One series will provide a support race during the 2015 running of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, scheduled for October 23-25 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
Entries will be invited from the Masters Historic Formula One series’ in the USA and Europe and it is sure to be a strong array of historic F1 cars. This will be the only chance for the historic Formula 1 cars to take part in a modern F1 race weekend this year and it will provide an eye-catching finale to a busy season in the USA and Europe. Entries will be selected from driver applications who are competing regularly during the 2015 season in the USA and Europe. With a grid limit of 38 cars, competition for a spot is likely to be high.
The 3.4 mile Circuit of The Americas is close to downtown Austin. Masters competitors will have plenty of opportunity to test the turns and undulations of the Austin track during three days of track action with a practice session, qualifying session and two races scheduled over the weekend. The Masters support race is sure to allow fans young and old to be thrilled by the sights and sounds of this display from a golden age of Formula One.
“It will be awesome to see some of the most famous cars in Formula 1 history on track at Circuit of The Americas during the U.S. Grand Prix weekend in October,” said racing legend and COTA Ambassador, Mario Andretti. “The sights and sounds of these iconic machines will bring back great memories for me of my own days racing in F1 and I’m sure the fans who come to the U.S. Grand Prix will leave with some incredible memories of some of the cars that so many legendary drivers used to race.”
[Source: Masters Historic Racing; photo: Mark Coughlin]