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Formula 1 race coming to Austin in October

In 2020, COTA officials announced the race was canceled due to COVID-19.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Formula 1 United States Grand Prix race for the 2021 season has been announced. 

Circuit of the Americas (COTA), which hosts the Austin-based race for Formula 1, tweeted on Nov. 9, 2020 that the 2021 United States Grand Prix was scheduled for Oct. 22 to Oct. 24. 

American musician Billy Joel will perform at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) during the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix weekend.

RELATED: F1 United States Grand Prix canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19

In 2020, COTA officials announced the race was canceled due to COVID-19.

"The cancellation is prudent, but painful," COTA chairman Bobby Epstein said. "After a sold out 2019, advance ticket sale deposits were up nearly 250% over the prior year, and our staff was preparing our biggest year ever. We had secured blockbuster performers for the evening shows and the racing event this is fantastic. I'm disappointed for the fans, COTA employees, our community, and everyone in the Formula One Paddock, as I believe we all look forward to hat has become a wonderful annual tradition. It is my hope that the pandemic will soon pass and we will celebrate 2021 with the greatest Formula One United States Grand Prix ever!" 

Visitors from around the world came to Austin to witness the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix in November of 2019.

Lewis Hamilton secured his sixth Formula One championship with a second-place finish at the 2019 U.S. Grand Prix, a race won by his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. The British driver bumped to second in F1 history behind German Michael Schumacher's record seven titles. 

One driver even donned a Texas Longhorns helmet in the 2019 race.

Tickets for the Formula 1 event can be purchased here.

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