The 2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas has won the coveted “Sports Event of the Year” award at the 2013 SportsBusiness Journal/Daily Business Awards held last week at the New York Marriott Marquis in Manhattan.
More than 265,000 fans attended the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, which was conducted November 16-18, 2012, in the brand new $400 million world-class sports and entertainment complex that opened only days before its first multi-day, international event.
Since the start of 2013, the Circuit has successfully conducted three motorsports events—the GRAND-AM of The Americas, the Red Bull MotoGP of The Americas and the V8 Supercars Austin 400—in addition to opening the Austin360 Amphitheater, which recently hosted the world-renowned Dave Matthews Band in the venue’s sixth of 15 concerts booked for its inaugural season.
The Circuit will next host the American Le Mans series in conjunction with the FIA World Endurance Championships Sept. 20-22. The 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix is set for November 15-17.