Formula One

Read up on all the events, politics, and happenings leading up to the Formula One race taking place at the Circuit of the Americas outside Austin, Texas, Nov. 16-18, 2012.


Welcome to Austin

A visitors guide to the live music capitol of the world

THE ROAD TO F1

Hellmund Agrees To Settle F1 Suit

Tavo Hellmund agrees to out-of-court settlement of suit filed against Austin F1 investors

Richard Whittaker, Thu., June 14

COTA Building Towards Formula One

Construction update at the Circuit of the Americas

Richard Whittaker, Sat., July 28

DVD Watch: 'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa'

Johnny Knoxville gets sentimental with his hidden camera comedy

Richard Whittaker, Tue., Jan. 28, 2014

A Prudent Gearhead's Guide to Good Country Eats

Reliable food near the COTA track

Kate Thornberry and Mick Vann, Thu., Nov. 14, 2013

Texas Pie Co.

Mick Vann, Thu., Nov. 14, 2013

Wild Bubba's Wild Game Grill

Mick Vann, Thu., Nov. 14, 2013

Bailey's Burgers

Mick Vann, Thu., Nov. 14, 2013

El Borrego de Oro

Mick Vann, Thu., Nov. 14, 2013

Roadhouse

Kate Thornberry, Thu., Nov. 14, 2013

Cedar's Mediterranean and Italian Grill

Kate Thornberry, Thu., Nov. 14, 2013

Bastrop Brewhouse

Kate Thornberry, Thu., Nov. 14, 2013

Baxters on Main

Kate Thornberry, Thu., Nov. 14, 2013

Maxine's

Kate Thornberry, Thu., Nov. 14, 2013

Formula Stun

My Yacht Club returns to Austin

Brandon Watson, Wed., Nov. 13, 2013

Commissioners Punt Southeast Roads One More Time

Margaret Gómez agrees to compromise

Richard Whittaker, Thu., Sept. 19, 2013

Event Horizon

As festivals, crowds, and expenses proliferate – is Austin approaching major event overload?

Mike Kanin, Thu., July 11, 2013

Two, Three ... Many Festivals = How Many Cops?

As special events grow, so does the need for police

Mike Kanin, Thu., April 18, 2013

Point Austin: Busy Being Born ...

Leffingwell celebrates Austin and its future

Michael King, Thu., Feb. 7, 2013

State of the City Highlights

Mayor Leffingwell's annual address encourages a 'yes and' attitude

Monica Riese, Tue., Feb. 5, 2013

Top 10 Local Stories

WTP4, IDEA, Leslie, and more

the News Staff, Fri., Jan. 4, 2013

Council: Good for Austin Is Bad for Texas

Council ends 2012 with some last-minute business

Michael King, Thu., Dec. 20, 2012

Headlines: Bonus Round

Puppy mills, flyovers, Formula One, and more

Monica Riese, Thu., Dec. 6, 2012

A Formulated Frenzy

A backstage look at the Saturday night of Formula One Fan Fest

Carly Yansak, Fri., Nov. 23, 2012

2012 Politics Gift Guide

Holiday picks for the news nerd of the family

the News Staff, Wed., Nov. 21, 2012

Fans Declare F1 a Success

Some Downtown venues profited more than others

Richard Whittaker, Wed., Nov. 21, 2012

United States Grand Prix Roars Off Into the Sunset

Two and a half year road lead to successful event

Richard Whittaker, Mon., Nov. 19, 2012

Trackside at F1

Big crowds and small lines for day one of the US Grand Prix

Richard Whittaker, Sat., Nov. 17, 2012

15 Minutes with Cheap Trick's Robin Zander

Watch out ZZ Top!

Jim Caligiuri, Fri., Nov. 16, 2012

The Sound of F1 Is the Sound of Michael Fassbender

'Shame' and 'Prometheus' star to narrate F1 doc '1'

Richard Whittaker, Thu., Nov. 15, 2012

A Beginner's Guide to Formula One

Debunking myths in a crash course to race weekend

Jordan Smith, Thu., Nov. 15, 2012

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

If only you could take a magic carpet ride

Richard Whittaker, Thu., Nov. 15, 2012

The Birth of Formula One – Austin

Some welcome the new offspring, and some don't, but the high-speed newcomer is at the starting gate

Richard Whittaker, Thu., Nov. 15, 2012

The Courtship of Susan and Bernie

Major trust issues

Richard Whittaker, Thu., Nov. 15, 2012

Green or Greenwash?

Formula One tests the city's standards for sustainable projects

Richard Whittaker, Thu., Nov. 15, 2012

Undiscovered Jewels

Fine dining at Austin's Downtown hotel restaurants

Virginia B. Wood, Gracie Salem and Wes Marshall, Thu., Nov. 15, 2012

Playback: Best. DJ Gig. Ever.

Presidential crate-digger DJ Mel checks in post-election

Kevin Curtin, Thu., Nov. 15, 2012

Tracking Shots

New Formula One documentary '1' world premieres at the Paramount

Richard Whittaker, Thu., Nov. 15, 2012

F1 on Film

As Ron Howard readies 'Rush,' We look back at the best racing movies

Richard Whittaker, Thu., Nov. 15, 2012

Treat Your Car Like a Couch at Two Drive-in Venues

What could be more natural than watching movies about cars in your car?

Richard Whittaker, Thu., Nov. 15, 2012

Poodie's Stomps Out Butts

A place to run from F1

Margaret Moser, Tue., Nov. 13, 2012

Council: I Hear a Lotta Buzzin'

City Council considers Formula One flight plans

Michael King, Thu., Nov. 8, 2012

Austin Officials Ready for F1 Weekend

Public safety and transpo ready. Weather? We'll see.

Jordan Smith, Wed., Nov. 7, 2012

Council: Time for Some Halloween Horrors

Featuring The Unholy Return of the Short-Term Rentals Ordinance

Michael King and Amy Smith, Thu., Oct. 18, 2012

Council: Of Public Power and Inside Chess

Council takes up the MACC, TXI, etc.

Michael King, Thu., Oct. 11, 2012

Council: Follow the Props and the Money

It's a full docket as council tries to set November's bond election

Michael King, Thu., Aug. 16, 2012

After a Fashion

Does the Circuit of the Americas have the formula for a great Fashion Week?

Stephen MacMillan Moser, Thu., Aug. 16, 2012

A Council's Work Is Never Done

A recap of last week's City Council action

Michael King, Thu., Aug. 9, 2012

After a Fashion: AFWIII!

Stephen is almost ready for his close up, Mr. Bad JohnPaul...

Stephen MacMillan Moser, Thu., Aug. 9, 2012

Austin Formula One Races the Clock

Construction moves at a clip at F1 track

Richard Whittaker, Thu., Aug. 2, 2012

COTA Building Towards Formula One

Construction update at the Circuit of the Americas

Richard Whittaker, Sat., July 28, 2012

F1: All Systems Go for November

Officials return from England with a series of race plans

Richard Whittaker, Thu., July 19, 2012

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar falls for a 6'2" glamazon named Micky

Stephen MacMillan Moser, Thu., July 19, 2012

After a Fashion

Is Bad John Paul so bad he's good or so good he's bad?

Stephen MacMillan Moser, Thu., July 12, 2012

City Officials Jet Off to England

City says it's not a pleasure trip

Richard Whittaker, Thu., July 5, 2012

Threat Level Orange

From whom are we under attack this week? Uh-oh; the calls are coming from inside the house.

Nick Barbaro, Thu., June 28, 2012

New Council, Old Issues

Previewing the June 28 City Council meeting

Michael King, Wed., June 27, 2012

Council Briefed on F1 Prep Work

Crowd and traffic control present biggest challenges

Richard Whittaker, Thu., June 21, 2012

Hellmund Agrees To Settle F1 Suit

Tavo Hellmund agrees to out-of-court settlement of suit filed against Austin F1 investors

Richard Whittaker, Thu., June 14, 2012

Council To Imagine Imagine Austin

Plus SH 45, White Lodging, frat houses, and more

Amy Smith, Thu., June 14, 2012

Formula Expo

Find out what this Formula One thing is all about

Richard Whittaker, Thu., June 14, 2012

Austin Grand Prix Announces Tickets

Prices, sale date confirmed as county approves permit

Richard Whittaker, Tue., June 5, 2012

Then There's This: Skid Marks

The mayor's race takes a sharp turn in the final lap

Amy Smith, Thu., May 10, 2012

Charge It: Council Cash on Hand

A flurry of last-minute fundraising – and charges and counter-charges between mayoral candidates

Amy Smith, Thu., May 10, 2012

Brigid Shea: 'A Proven Leader'

Amy Smith, Thu., April 26, 2012

Clay Dafoe: 'Citizens Communication Day'

Josh Rosenblatt, Thu., April 26, 2012

Then There's This: Combs Takes the Cake

When it comes to trolling for votes, anything goes

Amy Smith, Wed., March 14, 2012

SXSW Interactive: Racing on the Ceiling

The unexpected science and spinoffs of Formula One

Richard Whittaker, Sat., March 10, 2012

Formula Farrera

Formula One cranks up sustainability engine

Richard Whittaker, Thu., Jan. 12, 2012

Top 10 Local Stories

Don't feel listless! Check out this local list of lists.

the News Staff, Thu., Jan. 5, 2012

Formula One Back in Play

Austin race regains traction but questions remain

Richard Whittaker, Thu., Dec. 8, 2011

F1 Back On? 'Looking Good'

Sources close to track say race will be on 2012 calendar

Richard Whittaker, Tue., Dec. 6, 2011

F1 Friction = Squealing Brakes

Will there be an F1 race in Austin? Not in the short term.

Richard Whittaker, Thu., Dec. 1, 2011

Formula One on the Brink?

Work stopped while F1 factions feud

Richard Whittaker, Thu., Nov. 17, 2011

F1 To Move to November? Maybe

Ecclestone confirms new provisional calendar is in play

Richard Whittaker, Wed., Aug. 10, 2011

CELOC Clock Ticks Toward F1 Race

F1 organizers hope to keep pace for 2012 race

Richard Whittaker, Thu., July 21, 2011

Beside the Point: Sue Sue Sue-Dio

While City Hall slumbers, the law in its majesty marches on

Michael King, Thu., July 7, 2011

Horse Gone; Barn Door Debate Continues

Hindsight is 20/20

Nick Barbaro, Thu., July 7, 2011

City Hall Hustle: Skid Marks on the Dais

The (slightly) new council takes up high-speed chicanes

Wells Dunbar, Thu., June 30, 2011

Point Austin: The Ultimate Game

The political ripples are uncertain but plentiful

Michael King, Thu., June 23, 2011

City Hall Hustle: An F1 Piñata

Break it open, and out streams council confetti

Wells Dunbar, Thu., June 23, 2011

Tovo's Triumph

Place 3 winner pledges to look out 'for the public interest, not special interest'

Amy Smith, Thu., June 23, 2011

Formula One Deal on the Bubble

What do council members have to say about the F1 deal?

Michael King, Thu., June 23, 2011

Emergency! Emergency!

Why rush Formula One?

Nick Barbaro, Thu., June 23, 2011

Point Austin: Grackle Eaten Here

There's a bitter taste accompanying any Formula One deal – good or bad

Michael King, Thu., June 16, 2011

Decisions, Decisions

Austin City Council, F1 development hang in the balance

Nick Barbaro, Thu., June 16, 2011

Nothing Funny Happened on the Way to the Forum

Candidates rehash their positions at new round of forums

Michael King, Thu., June 16, 2011

TDH: 6/9/11

F1, Butler Park pull into City Council chambers today

Wells Dunbar, Thu., June 9, 2011

City Hall Hustle: Race to the Finish Line

F1 strangers bearing gifts offer council a 'risk-free' deal

Wells Dunbar, Thu., June 9, 2011

TDH: 6/7/11

Butler Park completion, F1 agreement, Willie Nelson statue on agenda

Wells Dunbar, Tue., June 7, 2011

Point Austin: Race-off

Tovo's Place 3 council campaign gets off to a dubious start

Michael King, Thu., May 5, 2011

Formula One for All

F1 announces a little something for everyone

Richard Whittaker, Thu., April 14, 2011

View From a Hill

Site visit to F1 track, major announcements put plan in context

Richard Whittaker, Wed., April 13, 2011

Res publica

Citizens' calendar, Jan. 7-13

Thu., Jan. 6, 2011

Hellmund Reacts to Rule Changes

F1 Austin boss talks team orders and new engines

Richard Whittaker, Thu., Dec. 16, 2010

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

Thu., Dec. 16, 2010

A Greener Formula

F1 racing introducing biofuels, hybrid engines

Richard Whittaker, Fri., Dec. 10, 2010

All Rolled Up in Formula One

F1 backers receive a key vote from City Council

Richard Whittaker, Wed., Nov. 24, 2010

How Do You Formulate a Grand Prix?

Distilling the volatile chemistry of high-speed development, Austin, and Formula One racing

Richard Whittaker, Thu., Nov. 18, 2010

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

Thu., Oct. 28, 2010

The Sunday Survey: 9/5/10

Award season in Austin

Richard Whittaker, Sun., Sept. 5, 2010

The Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast Gets an Education

Malfaro's exit, F1's entry, city utilities & more

Jordan Smith and Wells Dunbar, Thu., Sept. 2, 2010

Track to the Future

Tilke GmbH unveils design for F1 track

Richard Whittaker, Thu., Sept. 2, 2010

When Angry, Count to Formula One

Council approves water service for residential property that could become site for F1

Wells Dunbar, Thu., Aug. 12, 2010

Getting the Formula Just Right

Austin's Formula One track faces engineering hurdles

Richard Whittaker, Thu., Aug. 5, 2010

Formula One Moves on to Step Two

Formula One reveals location, money man

Richard Whittaker, Thu., July 29, 2010

Get Your Motor Running - It's the Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast!

F1 fun and more

Jordan Smith and Wells Dunbar, Thu., July 8, 2010

Austin at Very High Speed

The who, what, where, when, and why of Formula One racing

Richard Whittaker, Thu., July 8, 2010

High-Speed Facts

Formula One Straightaway

Richard Whittaker, Thu., July 8, 2010

Formula One in the U.S.

A timeline of F1's tracks across America

Thu., July 8, 2010

Point Austin: The Sporting Scene

It's just a Hail Mary pass from Memorial Stadium to Formula One

Michael King, Thu., June 17, 2010

The Sunday Survey, 5/30/10

City manager survives, state budget doesn't

Richard Whittaker, Sun., May 30, 2010

Playing Through

Shana Young may be only 14, but she'll leave you in the dust out at Iron Rock Raceway

Thomas Hackett, Thu., Sept. 25, 2008