Aiming to win the hearts of American fans, Formula 1 heads back to the United States after a five-year hiatus.
The first ever purpose-built Formula 1 track in the US will be hosting its inaugural Grand Prix on November 16-18 in Austin, Texas. The track is “race ready” according to FIA race director Charles Whiting. He calls the course “absolutely first-class” and ready to host one of the busiest, craziest and fastest weekends in the country, where 120,000 fans will witness the high-octane action on the state-of-the-art Circuit of the Americas.
DHL’s Motorsport team is in overdrive as it pushes to deliver some 35 tons of equipment per team from last week’s race in Abu Dhabi to the Lone Star State - a distance of over 13,000 kilometers (8,000 miles).
Red Bull Racing driver and 2010-2011 World Champion Sebastian Vettel is glad to be back as well. He has fond memories of Formula 1 in the US: The last time he raced here he finished for the first time in the points in a Formula 1 race. He returns poised to claim his third consecutive F1 title and is looking for a podium finish to stay ahead of Spanish rival, Fernando Alonso of Team Ferrari.
Vettel is also currently in the lead for the 2012 DHL Fastest Lap trophy. Keep up to date with former F1 driver Christian Danner’s latest Fastest Lap predictions on Facebook at Formula 1™ Backstage by DHL