United States GP: Preview

→For our inaugural race in the US, F1merica.com will be attending the USGP! Look for daily updates as our editors compile pics and vids from Austin, TX. We’ll be at the track from sun up to sun down the entire race weekend covering everything F1 and as much other formulae as we can. We’ll be at the autograph sessions and sporting F1merica.com t-shirts at the event. See you in Austin!

Our Agenda:

Wednesday – Drive from F1merica.com headquarters to Austin, TX

Thursday – Pit lane walk

Friday – P1 10:00a – 11:30a, P2 2:00p – 3:30p
Red Bull/Mercedes/Ferrari Autographs

Saturday – P3 11:00a – 12:00p, Q 4:00p – 5:00p
McLaren Honda/Renault Autographs

Sunday – R 2:00p – 4:00p
Haas/Sauber/Williams/Toro Rosso/Force India Autographs

Monday – Head back to F1merica HQ

Check out the full schedule here.

The 20 best drivers in the world leave Asia and head to the Circuit of the Americas. This race will be especially important for Ferrari because Lewis Hamilton has the potential to become the champion at COTA Sunday. Hamilton needs a win with Vettel finishing 6th or lower, or a second place victory for Hamilton with Vettel 9th or lower. A finish for Hamilton outside of the top 2 will leave the title up for grabs, although it would take nearly a miracle or complete sabotage of the Mercedes garage.

Additionally, the Constructor’s Championship is almost certainly wrapped up as Mercedes needs to leave Austin with at least a 129 point lead. They currently stand above Ferrari by 145. Yes, that means that even with a Ferrari 1-2 finish, Mercedes could still secure the Constructor’s Cup (with a 3-4 finish).

Also on the radar as we head west is a 50% chance of rain for race day. We’ll be packing our ponchos.

Prediction:

CJ: Hamilton Verstappen Ricciardo
SS: Hamilton Bottas Ricciardo

 

 

 

 

 

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