Next month, the marvels of the auto racing world will speed down a newly constructed track that his risen in the countryside near the Texas 130 toll road. The caviar crowd from around the world will fly private jets and helicopters to get here. Fans from all over the world have booked flights - and hotel rooms across Central Texas. The Formula One faithful, and the local public, will watch it all with intense interest as the Circuit of The Americas makes it debut.
The Austin American-Statesman and theaustingrandprix.com have been covering this mammoth sports event since the time it was announced, and they will be there when the engines fire up. David Doolittle, the person behind the popular @statesmanF1 Twitter account and the editor for the Statesman's Formula One coverage, will join Kerri and Kevin Olsen, who are behind theaustingrandprix.com, to talk about their challenges of covering such a huge event using digital platforms and how they plan to take on race week while bumping elbows with the international media.
Please join us on Oct. 22 at the Statesman to see how social media, blogging, video and more go into covering a worldwide spectacle.