The United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) has been held since 2012. The observe, situated in Austin, Texas, was inaugurated that yr and have become the venue for the Formulation 1 race, turning into one of many common stops on the calendar and the place legendary drivers have climbed to the highest of the rostrum.
Since its inauguration in 2012, the U.S. GP has been held 10 occasions however in 2020 the race was not held due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In that point, no U.S. driver has taken the checkered flag.
Solely 5 drivers have shared the win in these 10 races: Britain’s Lewis Hamilton, Germany’s Sebastian Vettel, Finland’s Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas, and the Netherlands’ Max Verstappen.
Who’re the most effective drivers to have received the US Grand Prix?
No doubt, Lewis Hamilton has been essentially the most profitable driver to have handed by means of the Circuit of the Americas, as he conquered it on 5 events. It was in a McLaren-Mercedes in 2012, the primary time the race was run, when he received in a straight struggle in opposition to Vettel’s Pink Bull.
From 2014 to 2017 he received three straight to look on the prime of the rostrum, including to his 5 wins on the US GP and turning into essentially the most frequent winner.
In his successful streak he couldn’t win it in 2013, when the additionally world champion Vettel, along with his Pink Bull, conquered it to change into the second winner in historical past on the time. Finns Raikkonen (2018) and Bottas (2019) had been different drivers who climbed to the highest of the rostrum.
The final to take action, and twice in a row, was Verstappen. The already three-time F1 champion was topped within the final two occasions this competitors was run, and on Sunday he goes for the third consecutive triumph on the Circuit of the Americas