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U. States GP

Date: 17 Nov 2013

United States GP
Circuit Name Circuit of the Americas (Austin)
Type of Circuit Permanent
Inaugurated 2012
Circuit Length 5.516 km
Race Distance308,896 km
Number of Laps 56
Total Number of Turns21
Right-Hand Turns9
Left-Hand Turns 12
Direction of the CircuitAnti-clockwise
Lap Record 1:39.347 – Sebastian Vettel (2012)
2012 Fastest Race Lap1:39.347 – Sebastian Vettel
2012 Pole Position1:35.657 – Sebastian Vettel
2012 Race Winner Lewis Hamilton

The United States Grand Prix exists since 1908, when it was referred to as the American Grand Prize. Its first appearance in Formula 1 came in 1959 when the race took place at the Sebring International Raceway in Florida. In 2012 the United States Grand Prix will be staged at the Circuit of the America. This circuit that is located in Austin, capital city of Texas, will make its debut in the Formula 1 World Championship this year. It will be the first United States Grand Prix since 2007, when it took place in Indianapolis. This track is the first purpose-built Formula 1 facility built in the USA. It measures 5.5 kilometres , is anti-clockwise and is made up of 20 turns. Hermann Tilke has made the most of the site’s natural topography by including elevation changes of up to 40 metres.