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Circuit of The Americas today entered the record books as the first purpose-built Formula 1™ racetrack in the country to host its own Grand Prix. An exuberant crowd of 117,429 packed the new 330-acre facility to watch Vodafone McLaren Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton claim his fourth Grand Prix of the season and his second United States Grand Prix victory in five years having won the 2007 Formula 1™ race last hosted in Indianapolis. Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel, current points leader in the drivers’ standings, was second with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso third. McLaren was awarded the constructor’s trophy for Austin’s inaugural event. Hamilton’s victory means the driver’s title won’t be decided until the season’s final race in Saὀ Paulo, Brazil, next weekend, while Red Bull sealed the deal by winning the 2012 constructors' title based on the overall standings at the end of the Austin race.
Circuit of The Americas will host the traditional Formula 1 Drivers' Parade with a truly American twist. Each of the 24 drivers will take a parade lap in a classic American car from the 1960s or 1970s. Download the attachment to check out the iconic cars in which your favorite driver will be riding!
AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 15, 2012) – Superlatives were the order of the day when six Formula 1 drivers faced the first official press conference of the first FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX at Austin’s Circuit of The Americas Thursday.