F1 Watch Party Austin – Cool River Cafe

November 2012 is a long time away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t watch Formula One races with other Austinites. There is a group of racing enthusiasts who host an F1 watch party in Austin.

All races will be shown at 1:30 p.m. in the main bar at Cool River Cafe, 4001 West Parmer Lane. Showtimes are delayed so you won’t have to wake up at 6am to watch. From Austin American-Statesman:

“The bar and restaurant has become host of Austin’s F1 Watch Party, where a diverse set of automobile enthusiasts and racing fans gathered to watch the high-speed action and heart-stopping crashes of the Belgian Grand Prix. Although the race was televised on the Speed Network at 6 a.m., the Cool River crowd watched a recording during the afternoon.

The viewing party is held every race Sunday.

Watch Forumula One in Austin at Cool River Cafe

Organizer Michael Ferweda, CEO of Zinger Hardware, said the event started with a small group of fans. But organizers started contacting various car clubs in the Austin area, inviting their members to learn more about the sport that’s poised to take up residence in Austin’s backyard.

As a result, the Cool River parking lot has become racy on viewing days. On Sunday, it was full of Dodge Vipers, Lotuses, Ferraris, Aston Martins and even a few DeLoreans.

“I think everyone is excited,” Ferweda said of plans to build an USGP track in Austin. “People don’t realize the amount of anticipation there is for the race in the U.S. This is equivalent to Austin having the Super Bowl.”


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  1. [...] The last Formula 1 race of the season was this morning (CST) at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. It was a tense race as the sun went down and the lights shone over a fiercely debated circuit plan. Didn’t catch it at 7am? You’re not alone! Join other F1 fans at Cool River today at 1:30 for the last watch party until 2011. More information about the location and event in a previous post. [...]

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    [...] The last Formula 1 race of the season was this morning (CST) at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. It was a tense race as the sun went down and the lights shone over a fiercely debated circuit plan. Didn’t catch it at 7am? You’re not alone! Join other F1 fans at Cool River today at 1:30 for the last watch party until 2011. More information about the location and event in a previous post. [...]

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