We've finished qualifying here at the Austin F1 race and the McLaren team managed a second position with Lewis Hamilton just barely behind Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button further down after a technical problem during qualifying kept him out of the top ten.
The first ever Austin F1 qualifying session is over, and Sebastian Vettel has edged out Lewis Hamilton by one tenth of a second to take the pole position. Despite the close 1-2, Vettel did to the session what I did to a plate of carnitas last night.
You guys like cars, right? Well, if you're going to the Circuit of the Americas for Sunday's U.S. Grand Prix, then I have some exciting news — you're going to spend a lot of time in a car.
Drivers and fans alike here in Austin have said that the Circuit of the Americas has lived up to the hype as one of the best race courses in the world.
Ever since the map of the Circuit of the Americas came out, I've been wondering: What's it like to drive on that thing? When am I gonna get my chance to go through those winding corners and crazy elevation changes? When, Lord? When? When's gonna be my time?
I was out wandering around during the first practice session when I noticed a familiar site: Austin's famous Salt Lick BBQ. Technically, it's from Dripping Springs, but it's a short and beautiful drive from the City of Weird. Now they've got their own little outpost at the Circuit Of The Americas grandstand.
As I walked into the paddock at the brand new Circuit of the Americas I immediately ran into a local F1 fan I first met back in February when I visited the scarcely started track. The joyous look on his face probably mirrored mine. A look that said "Holy shit this is really happening."
In order to prepare for the Austin F1 race this weekend, we recommended that you log onto Twitter and start following some teams and journalists in order to get all the behind the scenes info.
Formula One racing is really two races happening at once, one fast and one slow. The fast race is the one you'll watch on TV or in person, and the slow one is the race between technological development and the rules.
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The Formula One circus is returning to America for the first time in five years this weekend when they hit the track in Austin, Texas.
Formula One, the world's premiere motorsport, is returning to the United States this weekend after a five year absence. Watching F1 is different than watching any other form of motorsport. It's faster. It's technical-er. And to the outsider, it's boring-er.
After two-and-a-half years of hype, promotions, construction, legal fights, planning, protests from residents and grandstanding by Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One will at last make its triumphant return to the United States in just one week. For real this time. Seriously! We promise.
Oh man, just look at that sweet piece of sterling silver, gold plating and acrylic. Just how badly do you want one of those to display in your home to your friends and loved ones? Really bad, right?
The Circuit of the Americas in Austin looks pretty great with its red, white and blue run-off strips and its big first corner hill, but it looks extra awesome with Mario Andretti at the wheel.
There were two events of note in Elroy, Texas on Sunday afternoon: the FM 812 Outdoor Flea Market, and the opening day and ribbon cutting ceremony at the Circuit of the Americas race track where Formula One will be held in just a few weeks.
Race tracks: They're not just for racing and drinking beer anymore!