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The Decision: a conversation with...

This series is about the 3-4 critical life decisions everyone makes. Some of the world's greatest achievers in and outside F1 told us about their key moments and how they shaped who they've become.

Fast asleep: apply F1's model to optimize your performance

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport are working together with experts on the topic of sleep and recovery. Within the scope of their collaboration with Hintsa Performance and Professor Steven Lockley, the whole team is sticking to individual sleep plans, enabling them to get the best out of their hectic schedule.

Thoughts of a world champion on legacy

After a couple of months of distance from an active role in the world of Formula 1, we met reigning F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg to talk to him about topics that affect us all. Legacy was one of them.


Videos

Full version, 2017 (3 mins 14 secs) The Decision: a conversation with Nico Rosberg and Didier Cuche

Full version, 2017 (3 mins 59 secs) Fast asleep: apply F1's model to optimize your performance

Nico Rosberg on legacy, June 2017 (2 mins 31 secs) Thoughts of a world champion on legacy


Races

Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

Sepang International Circuit

September 29 - October 1, 2017

Japan, Suzuka

Suzuka Circuit

October 6 - October 8, 2017

United States - Austin

Circuit of the Americas

October 20 - October 22, 2017

  • First Grand Prix: 1999
  • Number of laps: 56
  • Circuit length: 5.543 km
  • Race distance: 310.408 km
  • Lap record: 1:34.223
    Juan Pablo Montoya (2004)

The layout is quite unusual, with a very long back straight (927 meters) separated from the pit straight by just one very tight hairpin.

  • First Grand Prix: 1987
  • Number of laps: 53
  • Circuit length: 5.807 km
  • Race distance: 307.471 km
  • Lap record: 1:31.540
    Kimi Räikkönen (2005)

The circuit's figure-of-eight layout makes it unique in F1 racing.

  • First Grand Prix: 2012
  • Number of laps: 56
  • Circuit length: 5.513 km
  • Race distance: 308.405 km
  • Lap record: 1:39.347
    Sebastian Vettel (2012)

20-turn circuit, taking advantage of the site's natural topography to include dramatic elevation changes of up to 40 metres.


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