The Japanese Grand Prix saw a series of problem decisions for Ferrari in qualifying and the race. The Maranello team will be looking for a much better result at the the Circuit of the Americas, a track where Ferrari has not managed to win up to date. However, Ferrari is the most successful constructor, with 9 US Grand Prix wins, most of them at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is the first purpose-built F1 facility in the US designed for any and all classes of racing and was officially opened on October 21, 2012 by COTA ambassador and 1978 F1 world champion, Mario Andretti. Its signature element is a 5.5-kilometre (3.4-mile) Grand Prix circuit, located southeast of the Texan capital, and designed by Hermann Tilke in collaboration with American architectural firm HKS.
The 20-turn, anticlockwise track, construction of which began in January 2011, draws inspiration from the best circuits around the world, as well as taking advantage of the site’s natural topography to include dramatic elevation changes of up to 40 metres.
Join us later in the evening for the latest updates and results from the Circuit of the Americas, as the 2018 United States Grand Prix is about to start, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen at the wheel of the SF71H, ready to challenge Mercedes for thw win.