Celebrity presence felt throughout weekend at COTA


AUSTIN – The weekend’s festivities at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas saw a number of extra guests and celebrities on site to take in the United States Grand Prix.

We’ll kick off this roundup first with NBC Nightly News anchor and managing editor Brian Williams making a trip to the race. Williams, a devout gearhead, discussed his passion for NASCAR and Formula One and what he was looking forward to at the U.S. Grand Prix.

Next up, U.S. Olympian Lolo Jones talks about if she would want to try her hand at driving in an F1 race and what her first Formula One experience has been like.

Actor Keanu Reeves – best known for his roles in “The Matrix” series – discussed his experience at the U.S. Grand Prix and which drivers he was rooting for.

Fellow “big star in the ’90s” Matt LeBlanc made his usual trip to COTA, supporting the Lotus team, and his likeness was adorned on Romain Grosjean’s helmet.

Lotus put a rather humorous caption on this pic taken of Reeves and Pamela Anderson:

Straight-on shots of Anderson, actor Anthony Edwards and chef Gordon Ramsay follow below:

Motley Crue’s Vince Neil and current rocker Kid Rock were also in attendance – the latter serving as post-race concert entertainment.