For a second year Austin gets to claim its title as the undisputed capital of motor racing in the US.
The US Grand Prix race itself this year could only be described as anti-climatic. Young driver Sebastian Vettel added another jewel to his already-won 2013 championship crown, by bringing home his eighth straight consecutive F1 victory this year, a record he shares only with legend Michael Schumacher. And of course, with one more race left in the season (Brazil), there is more than a slim chance that Vettel will be able to claim the all-time record for consecutive wins!
Austin’s Circuit of the Americas is gearing up (pun intended) to be a perennial choice for racing fans worldwide. Attendance at race day this year was within some 4,000 fans (113,000+) from last year’s inaugural race attendance.
In addition to the main F1 event, other important races were held at COTA this weekend, including the Ferrari 360 Challenge series, with Austin’s own Mark McKenzie holding his own.
No further attempt will be made to duplicate further details of the F1 race weekend here, as the Austin Statesman has compiled an enviable collection of COTA articles, and can be accessed here: www.statesman.com/s/sports/formula1/
However, a few additional pictures from race weekend are shown below: