F1 http://kut.org en F1 is Back in Austin – So What's Actually Happening On the Track? http://kut.org/post/f1-back-austin-so-whats-actually-happening-track <p><strong><em>A version of this story first ran Nov. 16, 2012.</em></strong></p><p>Formula One events begin today at the Circuit of the Americas track.</p><p>F1 doesn’t have a huge following in the U.S. – it’s only in its second year in Austin – and a lot of people may not know the first thing about the sport. Here's what we learned about the basics.</p><p>First things first: what is the “formula”?<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/120250606" width="100%"></iframe> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:02:00 +0000 Matt Largey 5656 at http://kut.org F1 is Back in Austin – So What's Actually Happening On the Track? Is Driving on Austin's F1 Track Worth $55,000? http://kut.org/post/driving-austins-f1-track-worth-55000 <p>If you ever wanted to ride an Formula 1 track in your own car, the Circuit of the Americas is now <a href="http://circuitoftheamericas.com/visit/track-rental">selling the opportunity</a>. A full-day private track rental goes for $55,000. Group rates are available at $2,500 per person.</p><p>"Response has been strong with more than 250 people expressing interest within the first few days of offering the experience online,"&nbsp;Circuit Executive Vice President Bruce Knox said in a press release.&nbsp;</p><p>For a sport that caters to people who <a href="http://www.kutnews.org/post/10k-tables-and-gold-champagne-how-rich-f1-fans-party-austin">commute by helicopter and drop $10,000 on bottle service</a>, it's probably not shocking to see a $55,000 price tag attached to a single day of entertainment. But how does it stack up against the competition? We poked around and found out.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 00:33:35 +0000 Nathan Bernier 8363 at http://kut.org Is Driving on Austin's F1 Track Worth $55,000?