ExxonMobil Welcomes Grand Prix Racing Back to the USA
ExxonMobil Welcomes Grand Prix Racing Back to the USA with Mobil 1 Sponsorship of Action-packed Austin Fan Fest
- Austin Fan Fest powered by Mobil 1 to celebrate the Texas capital’s inaugural Grand Prix
- Mobil 1 Fan Fest Zone gives motorsport fans the opportunity to test their driving skills in a Grand Prix simulator, experience a pit stop tire challenge and see Mobil 1’s race-winning technology in action on a virtual hot lap of the Circuit of the America’s in the Mobil 1 Dome.
- Austin Fan Fest powered by Mobil 1 brings together interactive motorsport fun, star-studded concerts and family zones between 16 and 18 November
To celebrate the return of Grand Prix racing to the USA in November, ExxonMobil is sponsoring the Austin Fan Fest powered by Mobil 1 – an interactive motorsport festival that will run across the race weekend in Austin, Texas.
Featuring interactive displays and exhibits, world-famous singers, family fun, and, of course, an abundance of Austin’s renowned cuisine, the Fan Fest power by Mobil 1 will enhance the experience of race-goers and visitors during the entire United States Grand Prix weekend.
The Mobil 1 Fan Fest Zone is an interactive journey of education revealing how ExxonMobil fuels and lubricants help provide winning performance to the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team. Consisting of four areas; a technology zone, an expertise zone, a performance zone and an experience zone, fans will have the opportunity to test their driving skills in a full size Grand Prix simulator, experience a pit stop tire challenge, as well as discovering how the technology used in Grand Prix racing helps improve the consumer products that can benefit you everyday. One of the main attractions is the Mobil 1 Racing Experience exhibit that utilises the latest 3D laser projection technology and provides an engaging insight into how Mobil fuels and lubricants help make the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-27 go faster, while protecting vital components in the most demanding of conditions.
Alan Kelly, President of ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Company, said: “With a long history in motorsports, it seemed fitting for our Mobil 1 brand to be leading the celebrations as the Grand Prix makes its return to the United States. This is particularly special because of our 17-year technology partnership with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, who with Lewis Hamilton are the reigning US Grand Prix race winners. Austin is a city known for its vibrant culture and music scene, so we decided to mix this with the best of motorsports for the ultimate trackside experience for fans to enjoy.”
Throughout the race weekend, Fan Fest powered by Mobil 1 will host a number of the music industry’s biggest stars in an unforgettable street party, with the likes of Aerosmith, Flo Rida and Enrique Iglesias all dropping by to join in the party. Fans can find out more information about Fanfest powered by going to the USGP Fan Guide app on the Mobil 1 Facebook page.
“Racing enthusiasts from around the world will converge in Austin this fall to celebrate the return of Grand Prix racing to the United States, and we want to throw a Texas-sized party to show our guests what makes our city special,” said Circuit of The Americas President, Steve Sexton. “From racing team exhibits, simulators and interactive displays, to a sampling of Austin’s cuisine and live music scene, the best of motorsports will meet the best of the Lone Star State in downtown Austin for three days this November.”
Mobil 1, the world’s leading synthetic motor oil brand, has been provided to motorsport teams across the globe to maximise car and driver performance. As the Technology Partner of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1™ team and the Official Motor Oil for NASCAR®, Mobil 1 now enters its 37th year at the forefront of automotive lubrication innovation, delivering excellent performance for all drivers, regardless of conditions.
Friday 16th Nov, 18:00 – 02:00
Saturday 17th Nov, 10:00 – 02:00
Sunday 18th Nov, 10:00 – 02:00
With all the activities happening in downtown Austin during the Austin Fan Fest / F1 US Grand Prix weekend we encourage you to educate yourself on the different options for transportation such as the CapMetro trains and busses, shuttle systems, taxi and pedi cab locations, and parking options.
Parking will be tough to find downtown during the F1 weekend, so we strongly encourage if you are planning to drive downtown that you find parking on the outskirts lots and take a taxi or pedi cab into downtown, or park at CapMetro parking lots and ride the metro train or busses into downtown.
Watch the Mobil 1 Racing Experience preview video below...