If you live in downtown Austin, Texas, don't plan on sleeping in next Saturday morning. First of all, you won't want to miss this, and secondly, even if you did, something tells us the wail of an F1 car running past the capitol building will keep you from snoozing anyway.

Though completion of the new Circuit of the Americas is still a good year away, Formula One is coming to Austin this weekend when Red Bull brings one of its famous road show events to the state capital city. The event is reportedly slated to feature veteran driver and team ambassador David Coulthard driving one of the team's demo cars up Congress Avenue between 15th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from 7 a.m. to noon this coming Saturday.

A crew will be filming the event, which spectators will also get a chance to watch from the sidelines, though details on how many passes DC will make and whether he'll be meeting with fans after the demonstration remain undisclosed. For that matter, the team has reportedly yet to secure the necessary permits for the event, but assuming the paperwork comes together, Texas is about to get an earlier taste of F1 than they expected.

For an even earlier glimpse, follow the jump to see what Red Bull had in store when its road show hit Hong Kong.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Apparently, this is not a done deal. The permit as of yesterday was not yet approved, and the media director of the capitol denied the cameras as the capitol building cannot be used for commercial purposes. Regardless, I have a hotel booked just down the street just in case they actually go through with this!
      Carbon Fibre
      • 3 Years Ago
      RedBull F1 would suck all the bats through the intake.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can't wait!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Will be there!
      Sean Van
      • 3 Years Ago
      Which saturday is this? The 20th? Or the 3rd?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would love to see F1 racing in Hong Kong.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good to see F1 back in the states!
      Alvin Wong
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hong Kong Dragon Run...annnd the FIA already has the name of their next Grand Prix.
      • 3 Years Ago
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ready to buy my ticket! Remeber, everything in Texas is bigger, so the cars will also drive faster lol.
      Blackland Reporter
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Austin american Statesman is reporting this morning that the planned Congress Ave photo shoot is off. The State does not allow the use of the capitol for commercials. From the statesman: “Due to feasibility, a formal Formula One show car demonstration that is open to the public will not be executed this week,” Red Bull said in a statement. “However, in an effort to bring fans up-close and personal to Formula One, the Red Bull Racing show car will be on display in front of the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum this Saturday from noon to 2 p.m.”
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