I just got back from the F1 race in Austin Texas. It was the first F1 race I attended, and have to say it was great. The Track is beautiful and the race was very well organized.
The view from my seat on turn 2 looking down to turns 3 and 4. I wish there was more action here, but most of the passing was on the far side of the track.
Here is the view from turn 1 looking down at turn 20. The cars had to drive up this hill then make a massive left turn and begin the journey down hill. Surprisingly there where no accidents all weekend here.
The track is far from completed. I believe they will be working on it for another year. This is the main concourse area where all the vendors set up shop, each store had a line that was 50 people deep. The different teams each had a booth and where charging $50 for a hat and $220 for a jacket, I didn’t buy one.
The front straights at night. The Paddock club is on the right, the price of seats there where about $2500-$3000 for the weekend. Below it are the pits, how great would it be to get a birds eye view of each car coming to change it’s tires.
There where 3 support races also held this weekend, the vintage grand prix cars pictured here, Porsche Cup, and the Ferrari Challenge series.
Some fans really get into decorating their hats for F1, gotta love their enthusiasm.
All the drivers got to ride along in a classic American convertibles for their parade lap. Vettel had this great Sting Ray corvette.
Jenson Button wasn’t so lucky. He got stuck in this big boat of a car.
Hamilton had a great start, and later in the race passed Vettel for the win.
Alonso also had a great race, even though his car is not as fast as the Red Bull or McLaren. We will have to wait til next week to see who will win the championship.