U.S. Grand Prix Schedule
The United States Grand Prix has been a highlight of the racing season since 1908 and
remains one of the most exciting auto racing events in the country. Each year at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas
there are two major events held that draw in racing fans from all over the world. This is not your average NASCAR event where
cars go around and around in a circle, this is a complicates, twisting track that was originally meant to show off American
road racing to the rest of the world. Since its inception the United States Grand Prix has become one of the most popular
events in the sport.
The four day event in April known as the Moto Grand Prix of the Americas will take place from April
11th through the 13th in 2014 and should prove to be one of the most thrilling events of the season. April in Austin is simply
beautiful and is a fantastic place to visit even if you are not attending the races. In October the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix
comes to the Circuit of the Americas and from October 31st through November 2nd the eyes of the racing world will be tuned
in keenly to Austin. This event attracts racing fans from all over the world so be sure to get your tickets early if you plan
U.S. Grand Prix Formula 1
Formula 1 racing, also known as F 1, is the pinnacle class of
single seat car racing sanctioned by FIA, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, and offers up some of the
most thrilling races to be found anywhere in the world. The cars involved in Formula 1 are the fastest multi-turn racing cars
in the world and can corner a turn quicker than any other multiple axle vehicles. There are a series of races known as the
Grand Prix which are used to compile points based on finishing positions and two championships are awarded at the end of the
season, one for the drivers and one for the constructors. The Grand Prix dates back to 1906 and has traditionally been based
in Europe but in recent years the fan base has expanded exponentially and now only about half of the season's races are held
in Europe while the rest are held on other continents. In the second half of the Twentieth Century the sport really began
to become a global sport and each year more and more fans are drawn to the speed and beauty of the cars as well as the athleticism
and determination of the drivers who participate in Formula 1 racing.
The drivers participating
in the U.S. Grand Prix are hands down some of the best race car drivers in the world and when you witness them zooming by
at unbelievable speeds you will see first hand just how incredible their accomplishments are. Michael Schumacher leads the
pack of drivers as far as U.S. Grand Prix victories with five, four of them coming consecutively from 2003 through 2006. Graham
Hill and Jim Clark are currently tied for second with three victories in the event while David Bruce Brown is the only American
to have multiple victories at the U.S. Grand Prix having won two back to back in 1910 and 1911.
As for the constructors,
Ferrari leads the way having cars that won nine U.S. Grand Prix including five straight from 2002 through 2006. Lotus and
McLaren are tied for second with 8 U.S. Grand Prix events. Fiat and BRM have won the event three times while Peugeot and Tyrrell
have each won the U.s. Grand Prix twice.
Although many race fans are content to watch a
big time race at home on their flat screen laying down on their couch, there is really no comparison to actually being in
the stands for a major Formula 1 race. From the barbecuing and tailgating leading up to the race with the flags of the spectators'
favorite teams and drivers proudly flying outside of the race track to the moment you set foot into the speedway you know
that there is a whole new level of excitement when you actually watch a race in person. The smell of the gasoline, the roars
of the engines, and the screeching tires as they hit a turn all make for an experience that borderlines on sensory overload
and makes Formula 1 one of the most popular sports in the world. be sure to be there in Austin, Texas for the U.S. Grand Prix
to be part of an event you will never forget.
William Vanderbilt, who had participated in the Circuit
des Ardennes and the Gordon Bennett Cup himself, started a series of road racing events in the United States which would eventually
lead to the creation of the U.S. Grand Prix. The event has been held annually in Austin, Texas since the 2012 event.