F1 Returns to the United States
After a four-year hiatus, the United States Grand Prix has returned to the F1 schedule. The event is now held in the brand new, state of the art Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX.
Brief History of the USGP
The US Grand Prix has been held on and off since 1908, including a 20-year span at Watkins Glen in New York. It then relocated to Phoenix for three years before another lull and eventual move to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. German driver Michael Schumacher has won the event five times for the record, with Brits Graham Hill and Jim Clark each winning three apiece. Lewis Hamilton has done well recently, winning the USGP in 2007 and 2012.
USGP in Austin
The event has had unprecedented success since its move to Austin in 2012, drawing over 250,000 spectators to the Circuit of the Americas over the weekend. The event takes place east of the city, but downtown Austin transforms into a haven for race fans with exhibits, shows and concerts throughout the weekend.
The United States Grand Prix is the only Formula 1 race in the country, and with the success it has seen in Austin it will likely be held at the Circuit of the Americas for years to come.
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