Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas


By Editorial Team

The United States Grand Prix has been held at 10 locations over 43 editions, most recently at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas in 2013.

The United States Grand Prix has historically taken place in nine other locations, before settling on Austin, Texas, for its current home. The first race here was in 2013 and all eyes were on the new facility, waiting to see if it would succeed as a venue unlike the nine before it which had failed to do so.

The Circuit of the Americas is the new home to the United States Grand Prix and is the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the US. Built around a state-the-art 3.4 mile track, the facility can hold up to 120,000 fans and is designed for all types of racing. A number of improvements were seen to before the inaugral race at the new venue, including the fan experience and the VIP list, which was as good as any race outside of Monaco.

The drivers have to complete 56 laps in total at 5.513km per lap, totalling 308.405km. The current lap record is held by Sebastian Vettel who completed the 5.513km in 1:39.347 in 2012.

I think this is one of the best races we have all season. The whole city is going crazy

Author: Sebastian Vettel

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