Construction of buildings and stands at Circuit of the Americas begins, photo by Larry D Moore

Construction of buildings and stands at Circuit of the Americas begins, photo by Larry D Moore

The stand names are at the time of writing not known and the details of exact locations aren’t 100% clear either, with the exception of the main grandstand and turn 1 grandstand.

 

The main grandstand can already have tickets reserved and pictures make it look like it will be a fairly standard grandstand starting from the last corner and giving a view of the pits of course.

 

The stand at the hairpin though should be one of the most interesting places to watch, especially if Tilke has designed it to be wide as at Hockenheim to encourage overtaking, we understand he has. As with any hairpin you can get a good head-on view of the cars going slowly in any case.

 

The circuit will only have capacity for 120,000 fans meaning there may well be several areas without stands, there should be plenty of General Admission space though and the rising and falling circuit will lend itself to non grandstand viewing, as will the standard weather for the area, you can already register interest in General Admission US Grand Prix tickets and for these, unlike the main grandstand Circuit of the Americas tickets, don’t have to pay a deposit.

 

It does look like there should be a stand at the first corner though, possibly uncovered it will be near the top of the hill at the first corner built so that it comes out from the hillside horizontally supported on stilts. The view from here as the cars climb into what is nearly a hairpin itself, yet with plenty of space, should make this a good place to get tickets for the US Grand Prix, not least for the first corner action.