Formula 1 U.S Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas

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Formula 1 is an exciting motorsport with its own special glamour and prestige. The cars that race at F1 are represented by the latest technology and reach the most electrifying speeds of over 200 miles per hour. Along with mind-blowing entertainment for the fans, the sport provides a valuable research and development laboratory for the leading motor manufacturers.

In recent years Formula 1 has extended its range with races staged in China, South Korea, Bahrain, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, India, and the United States. The quality of hospitality venues, track facilities and grandstand viewing has become a worldwide standard for corporate entertainment.

Circuit of the Americas (COTA) is a 3.427-mile (5.515 km) motor racing circuit in Austin, TX. Circuit of The Americas hosts the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. The Austin Circuit facilities are among the best in the world, with an excellent layout and infrastructure. The marketing theme for 2014 is the Wild West, with the slogan, “How the West was Formula One.” 

For the third consecutive year F1 racing returned to Austin for the 2014 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX. The weather conditions were perfect for a weekend full of adrenaline, thrill, adventure and competition where the best drivers, engineers and designers in the world use the latest technology to make a difference where rivals are measured in thousandths of a second.

Lewis Hamilton from Britain won his fifth straight Formula race of the season Sunday at the 2014 United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas and extended his points lead over his Mercedes AMG Petronas teammate the German Nico Rosberg.

Lewis Hamilton thanked his fans on Facebook “To all of the fans that came out to Austin, thank you so much for making it a special weekend. Your support means the world to me and I am grateful I got to meet some of you. Until next time, God Bless, travel safely if you are travelling and I can't wait to come back next year.” 

RESULTS:

1. Lewis Hamilton / Mercedes-Mercedes / Great Britain / + 25 Points

2. Nico Rosberg / Mercedes-Mercedes / Germany / + 18 Points

3. Daniel Ricciardo / Red Bull-Renault / Australia / 15 Points

4. Felipe Massa / Williams-Mercedes / Brazil / + 12 Points

5. Valtteri Bottas / Williams-Mercedes / Finland / + 10 Points

6. Fernando Alonso / Ferrari-Ferrari / Spain / + 8 Points

7. Sebastian Vettel / Red Bull-Renault / Germany / + 6 Points

8. Kevin Magnussen / McLaren-Mercedes / Denmark / + 4 Points

9. Pastor Maldonado / Lotus-Renault / Venezuela / + 2 Points

10.Jean-Eric Vergne / Toro Rosso-Renault / France / + 1 Point

11.Romain Grosjean / Lotus-Renault / France

12.Jenson Button / McLaren-Mercedes / Great Britain

13.Kimi Raikkonen / Ferrari-Ferrari / Finland

14.Esteban Gutierrez / Sauber-Ferrari / Mexico

15.Daniil Kvyat / Toro Rosso-Renault / Russia

 New rules decreased the size of the engines from V8 to V6 hybrids, also limiting fuel intake reducing the noise. Earplugs weren’t needed as much this time around and people were pleased to be able to have a conversation. However, some fans missed the louder cars as part of the spectacle. 

There hasn’t been an American F1 driver since Scott Speed raced for Toro Rosso in 2007. In 1978 we can find our last champion, the legendary Mario Andretti who was born in Italy before immigrating to the US and becoming a citizen.

Alexander Rossi, 23, the only American who holds a Formula One super license is a test driver for Marussia and was booked to take the seat of the gravely injured Jules Bianchi, but Marussia dropped out of the rest of the season for financial reasons. Rossi said “there’s always a chance.” He could be a permanent driver in 2015, but there are no guarantees. Rossi is aware of the value that he could bring to Formula 1 as an American driver as the series seeks success in the country. But unlike many untried drivers in the series, he has no sponsorship to bring to a team.

Formula 1 U.S Grand Prix in Austin has proven to be a considerable success, thanks to the Texas capital's growing reputation as a center of music and culture and its friendly and unique atmosphere offered during the race weekend. Without a doubt, Formula 1racing is the worlds’ most prestigious and demanding motor racing series, and is one of the most popular annual sporting series worldwide! Follow Circuit of the Americas on Twitter @circuitamericas and like on FACEBOOK.

Grand Prix Listing 2015

1) Australian Grand Prix  15 Mar

2) Malaysian Grand Prix 29 Mar

3) Bahrain Grand Prix 5 Apr

4) Chinese Grand Prix 19 Apr

5) Spanish Grand Prix 10 May

6)  Monaco Grand Prix 24 May

7)  Canadian Grand Prix 7 Jun

8)  Austrian Grand Prix 21 Jun

9)  British Grand Prix5 Jul

10) German Grand Prix19 Jul

11) Hungarian Grand Prix 26 Jul

12) Belgian Grand Prix 23 Aug

13) Italian Grand Prix 6 Sep

14) Singapore Grand Prix 20 Sep

15) Japanese Grand Prix 27 Sep

16) Russian Grand Prix 11 Oct

17) USA Grand Prix 25 Oct

18) Brazilian Grand Prix 15 Nov

 

 

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