Preview: The US GP on the Circuit of the Americas 2012

In Summer 2010 the FIA surprisngly announced that F1 will head back to the US in 2012, more sursprisngly was that the US GP will take place in Austin, Texas. Hermann Thilke designed the 5.5 km long track. The track   layout of the Circuit of the Americas was inspired from Silverstone (Bekkets), Hockenheim (Motordrom) and the Istanbul Park (Turn 8). And as the Circiut in Noida, India it has many height differences, for example the drive to Turn 1 in this Circuit. The last US Grand Prix was in Indianapolis 2007.

The winner of this race was Lewis Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes) ahead of Fernando Alonso (McLaren-Mercedes) and Felipe Massa (Ferrari). I have driven the track in Austin on F1 2012 and it’s nothing special or really challenging, but i think the F1 Fans are looking forward to this race, me too. The US GP is the 19th Round of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship on the 16th-18th November.

Facts of the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas:

Local Time:   -6 Hours

Laps: 56

Length: 5,500 metre

Race Distance: 308,896 km

Tire compounds: Medium/Hard

Tire wear: High

Driving direction: Anti-Clockwise

Number of left corners: 9

Number of right corners: 11

Predicted Qualifying lap time: 1:37

Predicted Race lap time: 1:42

Official Youtube channel: Circuit of the Americas

Official Twitter Account: @circuitamericas

Official Website: Circuit of the Americas.com

Official Facebook page: Circuit of the Americas 

 

Circuit of the Americas videos:

First Lap from the F1 Legend Mario Andretti

Inside Track- Circuit of the Americas Preview

F1 2012- Three Laps on the Circuit of the Americas

Pirelli’s 3D Circuit of the Americas Preview

 

Full Results of the US GP on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (GP Circuit version) 2007:

1 2 L. Hamilton McLaren B 73 1:31:09.965 201,401
2 1 F. Alonso McLaren B 73 +0:01.518 +0:01.518 201,345
3 5 F. Massa Ferrari B 73 +0:12.842 +0:11.324 200,929
4 6 K. Räikkönen Ferrari B 73 +0:15.422 +0:02.580 200,835
5 4 H. Kovalainen Renault B 73 +0:41.402 +0:25.980 199,888
6 12 J. Trulli Toyota B 73 +1:06.703 +0:25.301 198,975
7 15 M. Webber Red Bull B 73 +1:07.331 +0:00.628 198,952
8 10 S. Vettel BMW B 73 +1:07.783 +0:00.452 198,936
9 3 G. Fisichella Renault B 72 +1 Rnd. +1 Rnd. 197,404
10 17 A. Wurz Williams B 72 +1 Rnd. +0:27.439 196,425
11 23 A. Davidson Super Aguri B 72 +1 Rnd. +0:01.713 196,364
12 7 J. Button Honda B 72 +1 Rnd. +0:09.843 196,015
13 19 S. Speed Toro Rosso B 71 +2 Rnd. +1 Rnd. 195,620
14 20 A. Sutil Spyker B 71 +2 Rnd. +0:02.063 195,546
15 21 C. Albers Spyker B 70 +3 Rnd. +1 Rnd. 192,888
16 16 N. Rosberg Williams B 68 +5 Rnd. +2 Rnd. 198,897

 

 

 

 

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