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PREPARE TO QUALIFY

Officials prepare for first-time Texas visitors at F1

Officials prepare for first-time Texas visitors at F1

Prepare to Qualify: Formula One fans from around the country and world will be making their way to Austin this week. YNN's Russell Wilde shows us what's being done to prepare for the influx of visitors. 11/12/2012 11:42 AM

Emergency officials brace for F1 weekend

Emergency officials brace for F1 weekend

Officials from all levels of government are trying to ensuring Formula One's United States Grand Prix is successful when it comes to public safety. YNN's Russell Wilde shows us how preparations normally reserved for natural disasters are being applied to the upcoming race. 11/07/2012 04:49 PM

YNN Sports Team peels out to prep for F1

YNN Sports Team peels out to prep for F1

The Prepare to Qualify: The U.S. Grand Prix is just a few weeks away, but YNN’s Sports Team is still learning the ins-and-outs of F1 racing. To get a better idea, they hit a go-kart track to train like the pros. 11/05/2012 11:46 AM

F1 race cars mix speed with safety

F1 race cars mix speed with safety

Prepare to Qualify: Austin is just a few weeks away from hosting the U.S. Grand Prix. As YNN's Sebastian Robertson discovered, race teams spend millions to make their cars not only the fastest in the world, but some of the safest vehicles to ever hit the track. 10/29/2012 10:23 AM

City, state leaders talk safety on F1 weekend

City, state leaders talk safety on F1 weekend

Prepare to Qualify: Austin is just a few weeks from hosting one of the biggest events the state has ever seen. The U.S. Grand Prix is a three-day race that will stretch the resources of the city and county. YNN's Sebastian Robertson has more about how area leaders are planning for the race. 10/22/2012 04:46 PM

Preparation key to handling Formula 1 traffic

Preparation key to handling Formula 1 traffic

Prepare to Qualify: November's Formula 1 race is expected to flood Austin's streets with traffic, but city officials say one thing can help you avoid the mess: preparation. Our Jeff Stensland spoke with a city traffic planner and received advice to keep out of the gridlock. 10/22/2012 02:24 PM

Ferrari mechanic recalls high-speed pressure on the job

Ferrari mechanic recalls high-speed pressure on the job

Prepare to Qualify: Cars worth upwards of $1 million require some of the top mechanics in the world to keep them in the best shape. YNN's Jeff Stensland talks with a local mechanic about his experience with the Ferrari team. 10/15/2012 01:06 PM

Luxury car share club offers a fleeting F1 experience

Luxury car share club offers a fleeting F1 experience

Prepare to Qualify: Écurie25 is an international car sharing club which allows customers to rent high-end sports cars. YNN's Jeff Stensland found some Central Texans willing to spend the cash to ride like a F1 driver, at least for a few days a year. Updated 10/09/2012 02:22 PM

Former driver shares secret to success in F1

Former driver shares secret to success in F1

Prepare to Qualify: The U.S. Grand Prix will be racing through Central Texas in November. As the region prepares to qualify, YNN's Jeff Stensland shows us what it takes to be a Formula One driver and explains a few unique features of the car itself. Updated 09/25/2012 03:54 PM

F1 festivals expected to gridlock Downtown Austin

F1 festivals expected to gridlock Downtown Austin

Prepare to Qualify: Cars may be speeding around the race track in Southeast Travis County, but it could also gridlock in Downtown Austin. The City of Austin plans to shut down seven blocks of Congress Avenue due to two festivals on race weekend. 09/17/2012 11:52 AM

Businesses mindful of manners during F1 season

Businesses mindful of manners during F1 season

Prepare to Qualify: Central Texas businesses are brushing up on their international etiquette just in time for this fall's United States Grand Prix. YNN's Jeff Stensland takes a look at how restaurants are refining their appeal, while maintaining Texas charm. 09/10/2012 12:22 PM

Austinites prepare to leave impression on F1 visitors

Austinites prepare to leave impression on F1 visitors

Prepare to Qualify: As Austin prepares to Qualify for its first Formula One race, we're taking a weekly look at what fans can expect come race weekend. YNN's Jeff Stensland takes us to some Austin icons that out-of-towners often seek. 09/03/2012 01:01 PM

Fans look for F1 lodging options

Fans look for F1 lodging options

Prepare to Qualify: As we get closer to the U.S. Grand Prix, hotels are filling up and available rooms are at a premium. YNN's Russell Wilde shows us where people stayed during the British Grand Prix and how it compares with what race fans will find in Austin. 07/26/2012 11:11 AM

Development potential beyond the F1 race

Development potential beyond the F1 race

Prepare to Qualify: In four months Austin's first U.S. Grand Prix will be in the history books. Plans are already in the works for additional races and other events at the track in southeast Travis County. City planners also say they’re excited about the future. 07/25/2012 12:16 PM

F1 brings entrepreneurial business boom

F1 brings entrepreneurial business boom

Prepare to Qualify: Like any major event, the U.S. Grand Prix will provide entrepreneurs with a chance to cash in on the crowds. YNN's Russell Wilde went to England to show how it’s done there and what it might look like when the big race comes to Austin. 07/24/2012 10:16 AM

Excitement builds surrounding November Grand Prix

Excitement builds surrounding November Grand Prix

Prepare to Qualify: State-of-the-art racing is just one draw of Formula 1's Grand Prix races. In England, events outside of the race itself drew other crowds, something that the officials with the Circuit of the Americas hope to build up over time. 07/22/2012 01:40 PM

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