Covering the Circuit of The Americas

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 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, 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.

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  • Carl Webb

    Very informative.

    October 22, 2012

  • Carl Webb

    The Marussia F1 Team has launched an amazing contest with their partner,, where you can compete to win the coveted role of "Social Media Driver." Hang out with the Marissia F1 Team in Austin during the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, conduct a few interviews, capture on track photography, and access exclusive off-track events. Share with the world (literally) what you see from on the ground in Austin.


    October 9, 2012

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