Masters Historic Racing to return to USGP in 2015


Those fans with a longing for the past – or at least the cars of the past – will be treated to a spectacle of the past alongside the present at the 2015 United States Grand Prix at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas.

Masters Historic Racing has been added to the slate at this year’s USGP, as a support event alongside the fourth USGP to be held at Austin.

The U.S.-based series last competed at Austin in 2012. There will be a 38-car grid limit, which hypothetically could be either slightly more or less than double the F1 grid itself that weekend, depending on whether Manor will be present (20 cars vs. 18).

“It will be awesome to see some of the most famous cars in Formula 1 history on track at Circuit of The Americas during the U.S. Grand Prix weekend in October,” racing legend and COTA Ambassador, Mario Andretti, said in a release.

“The sights and sounds of these iconic machines will bring back great memories for me of my own days racing in F1 and I’m sure the fans who come to the U.S. Grand Prix will leave with some incredible memories of some of the cars that so many legendary drivers used to race.”

Added Masters Historic Racing Founder, Ron Maydon: “We are delighted to be providing a support race for the GP this October. I can’t think of a more fitting end to our 2015 season than some Texan sunshine and U.S. hospitality! It is another fantastic opportunity for our drivers to showcase these wonderful cars for this support race and we are sure that a number of our European drivers will join their U.S. counterparts in Austin in October. I for one have my Stetson at the ready!”

More information is available at the COTA website. Three-day passes for the race start at $169.