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TMCNet:  Circuit of The Americas(tm) launches iPhone(r) application for F1 USGP

[November 15, 2012]

Circuit of The Americas(tm) launches iPhone(r) application for F1 USGP

Austin, Texas, Nov 15, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Circuit of The Americas has launched a free mobile application in advance of the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX that will help fans prepare for their Grand Prix experience by putting useful information about the venue, transportation and parking, race-day schedules, entertainment, ticketing information and handy reference guides on Formula 1(tm) and the City of Austin at users' finger tips. Circuit of The Americas will host Formula 1's exciting return to the United States Nov. 16-18 at its brand new, world-class facility in Central Texas.


With the Circuit's mobile app, users can do the following: -- Explore the track in full 3-D, including event-related entertainment and attractions; -- View and purchase tickets to upcoming motorsport and entertainment events; -- Access the schedule of events; -- Plan trips to Circuit of The Americas ; -- View frequently ask questions and the latest track news and social feeds; -- Learn about the Circuit's Green Initiative; -- Use the Tour Guide to find out where to eat, drink, and play in Austin, Texas; and -- Find out everything you need to know about the sport of Formula 1.

"We have more than 110,000 race fans coming to spend the race weekend with us, and we know they're eager for useful information on the Circuit's layout, schedule and how to get around; the inside track on all of the after-hours entertainment and parties planned for visitors; what's going on downtown at Austin Fan Fest Powered by Mobil 1; and tips on where to stay, eat and shop during their stay in Central Texas," Circuit spokesperson Julie Loignon said. "Our free mobile application puts loads of handy information in the palm of race goers hands and will make Grand Prix weekend easy to navigate whether you're a Formula 1 newcomer or veteran. You can also buy tickets to upcoming events at the Circuit. Anyone planning to attend the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX should download the Circuit of The Americas mobile app before heading to the track." The free application, which is presented by AT&T, supports iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch products on iOS 5.0 operating platforms and above and can be downloaded at the iTunes store (www.itunes.com). The Circuit is also currently developing applications to support phones and tablets with Android operating systems.

About Circuit of The Americas Circuit of The Americas is a world-class destination for performance, education and business. It is the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the United States designed for any and all classes of racing, from motor power to human power, and is home to the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX(tm) set for Nov. 16-18. Racing series joining the Circuit's 2013 line-up include MotoGP(tm), V8 Supercars(tm) and GRAND-AM Road Racing(tm). The Circuit of The Americas' master plan features a variety of permanent structures designed for business, education, entertainment and race use. Its signature element is a 3.4-mile circuit track. Other support buildings include an expansive outdoor live music space, an iconic 251-foot tower with observation deck, an events and conference center, a banquet hall as well as a state-of-the-art medical facility. For more information and downloadable video, audio and photos, visit: www.CircuitofTheAmericas.com.

-END- This news release was distributed by GlobeNewswire, www.globenewswire.com SOURCE: Circuit of The Americas CONTACT: Ali Putnam Office: 512.301.6600 Ali.Putnam@circuitoftheamericas.com

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