PHOTOS: Formula 1 Expo preview

PHOTOS: Formula 1 Expo preview

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Formula 1 Expo

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by KVUE News

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Posted on June 15, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 15 at 3:12 PM

AUSTIN -- A taste of Formula 1 is heading to Austin this weekend.

The convention center downtown has been filled with race cars from decades ago to new models for this weekend's public expo. These historic cars race for one year before being retired. Some are driven in the Grand Prix.

The expo will also include simulators and hands-on activities for racing fans. It gives the crowd a glimpse of what's to come in November, when these cars race for the first time at the new track in Elroy.

F1 driver Bud Moeller brought his Ferrari to put on display.

"I think Formula 1 is something that is a little bit foreign to the average American and I think giving the chance to have the public be exposed to the technology, get an idea of seeing how cool these cars are and the fantastic history behind them, like with the historic Grand Prix, ought to get people a little more excited than just reading about it in the newspaper," Moeller said.

The expo is open to the public Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Austin Convention Center.

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