Taylor Swift Will Perform at the 2016 Formula 1 US Grand Prix in Austin

Joe GallagherFeatured ColumnistMarch 10, 2016

Circuit of the Americas President Bobby Epstein talks at a news conference where he announced the U.S. Grand Prix will run in 2016 after months of speculation that its financial struggles could scuttle Formula One's only race in the United States, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Austin, Texas. Epstein said the track will also host a Taylor Swift concert as part of race weekend. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Formula One fans don't necessarily seem like Taylor Swift's target audience.

But the 26-year-old will have a chance to win over a new fanbase when she performs at this year's U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, reports CNN.

The race, which world champion Lewis Hamilton won last year, will be held at Austin's Circuit of the Americas in late October despite questions over its future.

"We are so happy to confirm F1's return to COTA as well as Taylor Swift's headline performance," COTA chairman Bobby Epstein said. "We can't think of a better way to mark this important five-year milestone for F1 in Austin."

[CNN]