PREVIEW – Tremendous Texas

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Round sixteen takes us to Texas for the United States Grand Prix. The Circuit of The Americas is a mix of some of the world’s best corners such as Silverstone’s Maggotts-Becketts-Chapel sequence, Hockenheim’s arena bends, and a replica of Istanbul’s Turn Eight. Built in early 2010’s it was Americas purpose built Grand Prix.

Austin has in recent years become the home of Formula One in America and has built a European style event with music, entertainment and this year’s race ties in with Halloween festivals in the city.

The circuit should play to the hands of Mercedes. Plus, if results go Lewis Hamilton’s way he could be crowned world champion and be the first British driver to successful defend his title.

 

Facts and figures

Race 2015 United States Grand Prix
Venue Circuit of The Americas, Travis County, near Austin, Texas
Circuit Length 3.427 mi (5.513 km)
Laps 44
Race Distance 308.896KM (191.939 Mi)
Lap Record 1:39.347 (Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing, 2012)
Most wins drivers Michael Schumacher (5)
Most wins manufacture Ferrari (9)

 

Event timetable

  Local BST (UK) GMT
Friday
P1 1000-1130 1600-1730 1500-1630
P2 1400-1530 2000-2130 1900-2030

Saturday

P3 1000-1100 1600-1700 1500-1600
Qualifying  1300-1400 1900-2000 1800-1900
Sunday
Race 1400-1600                1900-2100

NOTE Clocks go back Sunday morning so UK goes back to GMT

 

2014 Race Data

P1 Fastest P2 Fastest P3 Fastest Q1 Fastest Q2 Fastest Q3 Fastest Race Time Fastest Lap
01:39.941 01:39.085 01:37.107 01:26.764 01:26.088 01:36.067 01:40:04.785 01:41.379

 

Classics

2012 – The first race is held in Texas with Lewis Hamilton taking back-to-back victories (all but five years apart) in the United States. His last win for McLaren before leaving the team where he started his career.

2005 – INDY GATE Three teams started the race following problems with tyres that were unsafe to go through the final corner. This was a problem because under that season’s regulations tyre changes were only permitted if it rained. Read more from Tuesday

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