Austin is a really fun and interesting place, with iconic glimpses of Texas, be it a giant pick-up truck burbling at the lights, a bar with a mechanical bull, corals of horses kicking up the dust and chromed caravans selling the city’s famous street food and Texan barbeque and cars with giant bullhorns on the radiator grilles. Above all, Austin lives up to its reputation as the capital of live music and there are bands playing every night somewhere.
The Austin GP came on the calendar in time for the final two seasons of F1 running normally aspirated 2400cc V8s, which saw the wins go to Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes and then Sebastian Vettel for Red Bull Racing.
In the hybrid age, the Englishman and his three pointed star have been unbeatable over the next four years of the USA GP. But in 2018 Austin GP, the win went to Kimi Raikkonen, his first victory since the 2013 Australian GP, and it was also Ferrari’s first win at COTA.
Join us later today for the latest updates and results from the United States Grand Prix, as the qualifying session is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc at the wheel of the SF90, ready to challenge Mercedes and Red Bull for pole position.