The 63rd Formula One season makes its way to the United States this November. Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas, will be hosting the United States Grand Prix, and the following week the twenty race season concludes in Brazil. Formula One is the highest class of single-seater auto racing, and consists of a series of races, known as, Grand Prix. Such racing began in the 1900′s, and has grown into an über chic international event, attracting the most high profile celebrities.
The United States Grand Prix were held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 2000-2007, until both Formula One and IMS were unable to agree on terms to continue the annual event. In August 2009, Formula One president Bernie Ecclestone vowed never to return to Indianapolis, and had no immediate plan to return to the United States. However, in May 2010 Austin, Texas was awarded a ten-year contract to host the race, and thus began the construction of the Circuit of Americas racetrack, due to be finished this month.
Perfectly situated on a 1000-acre site in southeast Austin, the state-of-the-art circuit track runs 5.5 km, with capacity for 120,000 fans. Only two miles from Austin Bergstrom International Airport, enjoy scenic views of downtown Austin from the grandstand seating, 16-18 November. This Formula One season has had the greatest number of races in a championship year, and the first seven races have been won by seven different drivers. The results of each race are combined, at the end of the season, with a points system to determine two annual World Championships, one for the drivers and one for the team. Formula One races in, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Japan, and India, will be held this summer, before heading to the United States.