AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) — Last year Lewis Hamilton made his way across the pond to Texas and became a 6-time Formula One World Champion. This year Austin’s Grand Prix of the Americas race has been postponed.
In the mist of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak organizers have pushed the race back to late fall.READ MORE: US Supreme Court To Consider Controversial Texas Abortion Law
Originally scheduled to be held in Austin on April 5, Grand Prix of the Americas race will now be held in November.
The high speed face-off in the city known for keeping it ‘weird’ is the third race of the 2020 calendar to be postponed because of the virus, after the first two rounds in Qatar and Thailand were pushed back.READ MORE: Texas Mother And Son Arrested In Wyoming For Murder In Oklahoma
The ‘Circuit of The Americas’ track, which hosts the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas and the Formula One United States Grand Prix, has a 120,000 seat capacity.
Last week Austin’s annual media, entertainment, technology and music conference and festival — South By Southwest (SXSW) — was canceled amid concerns about the coronavirus.MORE NEWS: Southlake Ranks 20th 'Best Small City In America'; Keller & Flower Mound Most Affordable
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