Formula 1 has been searching for some time for a suitable permanent circuit in the USA and in Austin it has found it. In only its third year the American Grand Prix in Austin has rapidly become a favourite with both fans and F1 teams. Once again designed by Hermann Tilke, this undulating circuit takes characteristics from some of the best corners in racing, including the Maggots-Becketts section at Silverstone and the famous Turn 8 in Turkey. Austin’s first race was a thriller as Lewis Hamilton made use of DRS to complete a move around the outside of Sebastian Vettel in the closing stages for race victory. And in 2013 the move was replicated by many others, making use of the long back straight into a heavy-braking hairpin. Sebastian Vettel won last year’s edition.
Circuit length 5.51 km
Race distance 308.405 km
2014 winner Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)