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Benoit Rochard


A French expatriate, Benoit has been in Austin since 1997. He's an avid fan of Formula 1 and in his words, "I have been excited like a child on Christmas Eve since the first announcement that Formula 1 is coming to Austin."

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Fast Lane

V8 Supercars make North American debut at Circuit of the Americas this weekend

By Benoit Rochard

This weekend, a race car series dubbed “The Rugby of Motor Sports,” also known as Australian V8 Supercars, is making its North American debut at Austin's Circuit of the ...

Adrenaline Rush

MotoGP, the premier motorcycle racing series, rushes into Austin for the first time

By Benoit Rochard

This weekend, Circuit of the Americas will host MotoGP, one of the most exhilarating racing series in the world. Although MotoGP is new to Austin, it is not new to ...

Coming Attractions

Circuit of the Americas has a full season of events ahead, starting with the Grand Am series

By Benoit Rochard

After the long winter break since the inaugural Formula 1 Grand Prix, racing is back this weekend at Circuit of The Americas with the arrival of the Grand Am series ...

racing recap

A successful weekend: Drivers and spectators leave COTA impressed and fulfilled

By Benoit Rochard

The Formula 1 weekend is nearly over, and the general consensus is that we have a great venue in a wonderful city with enthusiastic and amicable fans. I have yet ...

Formula 1 update

The Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix: Cars arrive, the time has come

By Benoit Rochard

We’re just days away from the United States Grand Prix and I can feel the excitement in the air albeit with a hint of anxiousness. There is so much ...

Formula 1 update

The best Formula 1 season of the 21st century continues with Hungarian Grand Prix

By Benoit Rochard

Formula 1 headed to Hungary for the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest this weekend, after an exciting Grand Prix at Hockhenheim, Germany which saw abundant rain the first few days ...

Formula 1 update

European Grand Prix: Could Formula 1 have an eighth winner in eight races?

By Benoit Rochard

June 17, the day Austin was host to its first Formula 1 event of the year. But instead of a race, which moved last year to November 18, we got ...

the excitement continues

Circuit of the Americas sells out, Canada recap, drivers head to Valencia

By Benoit Rochard

Great news for Circuit of the Americas: Grandstand Bleachers three-day passes sold out in less than a week; only Personal Seat Licenses and General Admission tickets are left. The past ...

formula 1

Finally a Live Race on FOX: Canadian Grand Prix Preview

By Benoit Rochard

This week, Formula 1 teams left Europe and headed to the historic Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. Formula 1 first raced here in 1967, and 42 Grand Prix have been ...

formula one

Monaco Grand Prix wrap up and the distinct advantages of a Personal Seat License in Austin

By Benoit Rochard

Once again the Monaco Grand Prix lived up to expectations. We had the anticipated first corner pileup that fortunately resulted in no injuries, but did lead to the retirement of ...

Formula 1 update

Monaco and Formula 1: Legend and celebrity

By Benoit Rochard

This weekend Formula 1 comes to its symbolic home — Monaco. Monaco is the most polarizing track of the season — some hate it, others love it, but no one is on ...

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