Circuit of the Americas (iRacing)
The ambitious CoTA project was revealed in July of 2010 when Hellmund announced plans to build the track on about 900 acres (3.2 km2) of undeveloped land near Austin, TX. With backing from billionaire Red McCombs, plans quickly proceeded. The circuit’s design was submitted to the FIA for approval in December of 2010 with construction beginning later that month. The FIA issued its final approval of the circuit in September, 2012 some sixty days before the inaugural Formula One race.
The 3.427 mile (5.515 km) Grand Prix circuit features CoTA’s signature corner – Turn One, a tight hairpin at the crest of a 133 ft. rise – followed by a rapid descent into a series of fast, sweeping corners leading to another hairpin. From there the cars follow a .62 mile (1 km) straightaway before a complex series of multi-apex corners in a stadium-like setting rejoins the pit straightaway. The facility also includes a shorter 2.6 mile (4.184 km) National circuit which, like the Grand Prix circuit, runs counter-clockwise.In addition to state-of-the art circuit, pit and garage facilities, CoTA features impressive spectator and VIP amenities including a 251 ft (77 m) tall observation tower, several stadium grandstand seating sections and spectator mounds for general admission viewing. Along with Formula One, CoTA has hosted touring car, motorcycle and sports car races as well as various club and vintage events.
iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series
|Season||Pole position||Fastest lap||Race Winner||Broadcast|
|2014||Martin Krönke||Martin Krönke||Martin Krönke||Coanda Simsport|
|2015||Mitchell deJong||Greger Huttu||Mitchell deJong||Foracer Coanda Simsport|
|2016||Olli Pahkala||Martin Krönke||Martin Krönke||VRS Coanda Simsport|
|2017||Martin Krönke||Martti Pietilä||Martin Krönke||VRS Coanda Simsport|
|2018||Martin Krönke||Martin Krönke||Martin Krönke||VRS Coanda Simsport|