2014 Formula 1 Report: USA Edition
Drafting the Circuits
Grand Prix Date Tire Compounds
United States Grand Prix October 31-Nov 2 Medium/Soft
Brazilian Grand Prix November 7-9 Medium/Soft
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix November 21-23 Soft/Supersoft
The US Grand Prix returns to Austin, Texas this week in a race that will have a pivotal impact on the F1 World Driver’s Championship. Lewis Hamilton holds a 17 point lead over Nico Rosberg AND the ever important momentum that often decides a championship.
Circuit of the Americas is a full fledged Texas spectacle. A large tower dominates the landscape and sits within a complex of turns (16-18) that never ends. Turns 16, 17 and 18 are essentially one long right hand bend and resembles the famous turn 8 in Istanbul. The tower guards it all. Atop this lofty perch, one can see the whole track. A glass floor makes this perch one that allows the viewer to watch F1 cars whip through a never ending corner with cars at full scream.