The United States Grand Prix, which was initially known as the American Grand Prize, has been
held in the U.S. on and off since 1908. As of 2017, the 47 races have taken place in ten different
locations in total.
The Track – Circuit of the Americas
Circuit of the American or COTA is a motor racing facility located in Austin, Texas, which has
hosted the U.S. GP every year since 2012. It is the first circuit in the United States to be built for
the purpose of Formula one. The circuit features 20 turns with an elevation change of 133 feet
The 5.513 km long track draws inspiration from several European Formula One circuits like the
Silverstone circuit and the Hockenheim circuit, and a replica of Istanbul’s turn 8.
Lewis Hamilton is the driver to come on top at the first ever race held at COTA in 2012.
However, Louis Wagner was the driver to win the championship held for the first time in 1908,
driving for Fiat.
Most successful drivers
A total of nine drivers hold most victories in the Championship. Lewis Hamilton tops the list
with a total of six victories, followed by Michael Schumacher who has won five times. Then
comes the British driver, Graham Hill, who won three time in the 60’s.
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Ever since Formula One’s debut at the COTA in 2012, victories have solely been shared between
Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.
Lewis Hamilton currently ranks number one in Formula One standings and would want to
maintain his position by winning again.
On the other hand, Sebastian Vettel, currently second in Formula one standings, would be
willing to do whatever it takes to take down Hamilton.
The Circuit Of the Americas is quickly gaining a similar situation between F1’s two most
successful active drivers, Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost.