Prepare to Qualify: Formula One fans from around the country and world will be making their way to Austin this week. YNN's Russell Wilde shows us what's being done to prepare for the influx of visitors.
11/12/2012 - By: Russell Wilde
Officials from all levels of government are trying to ensuring Formula One's United States Grand Prix is successful when it comes to public safety. YNN's Russell Wilde shows us how preparations normally reserved for natural disasters are being applied to the upcoming race.
11/7/2012 - By: Russell Wilde
The Prepare to Qualify: The U.S. Grand Prix is just a few weeks away, but YNN’s Sports Team is still learning the ins-and-outs of F1 racing. To get a better idea, they hit a go-kart track to train like the pros.
11/5/2012 - By: YNN Staff
Prepare to Qualify: Austin is just a few weeks away from hosting the U.S. Grand Prix. As YNN's Sebastian Robertson discovered, race teams spend millions to make their cars not only the fastest in the world, but some of the safest vehicles to ever hit the track.
10/29/2012 - By: Sebastian Robertson
Prepare to Qualify: Austin is just a few weeks from hosting one of the biggest events the state has ever seen. The U.S. Grand Prix is a three-day race that will stretch the resources of the city and county. YNN's Sebastian Robertson has more about how area leaders are planning for the race.
10/22/2012 - By: Sebastian Robertson
Prepare to Qualify: November's Formula 1 race is expected to flood Austin's streets with traffic, but city officials say one thing can help you avoid the mess: preparation. Our Jeff Stensland spoke with a city traffic planner and received advice to keep out of the gridlock.
10/22/2012 - By: Jeff Stensland
For most of 2012, one question loomed large over Austin: What will the city's first United States Grand Prix be like? Our Russell Wilde covered the lead up to the race and put together this recap of the first Central Texas Grand Prix.
12/31/2012 - By: Russell Wilde
The helicopters have headed home and the race-cars are off the track, so did how did F1 do for its inaugural Austin area event? YNN's Karina Kling explains that while some say it was a success, others are ready to take their concerns to city council for the next go-around at how it can be done better.
11/20/2012 - By: Karina Kling
The Circuit of the Americas donated 8,300 pounds of food left over from U.S. Grand Prix weekend to the Capital Area Food Bank. The gift included items not typically stocked at the food bank including veal, lamb and crème fraicheto.
11/20/2012 - By: Jess Mitchell
The first day of the U.S. Grand Prix weekend also meant the first night of Austin Fan Fest downtown. The event brings music, food vendors and plenty of racing fun to the heart of the Capital City through Sunday.
11/20/2012 - By: John A. Salazar
Formula One legend Michael Schumacher didn’t get first place in this weekend’s U.S. Grand Prix, but he enjoyed Texas so much he bought a 500-acre ranch just north of Dallas.
11/19/2012 - By: YNN Staff
They came, they saw, they spent—thousands of Formula One fans flooded downtown this weekend for Austin Fan Fest, and poured cash into nearby businesses. YNN's Jess Mitchell explains why those on Colorado Street are especially grateful for the boom.
11/19/2012 - By: Jess Mitchell
Formula 1 drivers, their teams and guests from around the world commemorated the U.S. Grand Prix with the official after-party at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.
11/19/2012 - By: YNN Staff
If you’re headed to the airport Monday, officials with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport suggest arriving two hours before the flight. The combination of race fans from around the world heading back home and holiday travel are causing delays at the airport.
11/19/2012 - By: Bonnie Gonzalez
Lewis Hamilton with McLaren racing won the first U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas race track Sunday. It’s a win some would consider an upset after Sebastian Vettel with Red Bull racing was highly favored to take first place after scoring the pole position during qualifying Saturday.
11/18/2012 - By: Jeff Stensland
Austin has officially written its own chapter in Formula One history. Lewis Hamilton with Red Bull racing took home the top spot in the inaugural U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas race track Sunday. While fans from all over the world praised the new track and the city of Austin, some area business owners say the F1 experience fell a little flat.
11/18/2012 - By: YNN Staff
With several hundred million dollars invested in the Circuit of the America and more than 100,000 people in town, many in Elroy had hope the race would give them the chance to cash in. YNN's Russell Wilde shows us how--for some--the excitement of F1 didn't rev their rural economic engines.
11/18/2012 - By: Russell Wilde
For some Austinites, F1 wasn't defined by the roar of the engine, but rather the spinning of a propeller. YNN's John Salazar spoke to people who might have a crick in their neck from looking up all weekend long.
11/18/2012 - By: John A. Salazar