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There has to be a scene. In the United States next to the track. There is a support plan, two World Cup rivals can not buy an item in the 5.513 km round.

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AUSTIN (AP) – It would not be the United States if the US Grand Prix in Formula 1 did not offer a bigger show in addition to a World Cup thriller.

There is a scene in Texas. The race is expected to draw 100,000 spectators in the days leading up to Sunday. The 17th race of the season confirms the continuation of the title fight between lead runner Max Verstappen from Red Bull and record champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes. And more.

Who is your favorite in Austin?

Everything speaks for Hamilton. Seven-time world champion Mercedes has picked up speed in the most recent races and again seems to be slightly ahead of the Red Bull. Austin Hamilton anyway: He won five of eight races in U.S. orbit. Two years ago, a second-place finish was enough to secure his team the World Cup title ahead of his teammate, Valteri Potas.

What is so special about Austin?

Mick Schumacher summarizes it: “It’s a big show, it always happens.” Even a little Hollywood will often be there when Formula 1 goes to Texas. And the course is spectacular. Opened in 2012, it offers the highlight of the vertical column after the start of the first curve. The layout of the syllabus again confirms the wonderful duels. The fact that Austin did not drive a year ago also raises expectations among drivers. Addition: It will be a concert weekend again. Works with Billy Joel, Twenty One Pilots and Cool & the Gang. Or DJ Diesel, well known to many as Shaquille O’Neal, the former NBA star.

How is Formula 1 accepted in the United States?

The motorsport premier class continues to thrive. With the introduction of Miami on the race calendar scheduled for May 2022, a second U.S. race is set to be added next year. In addition, the American Haas team – which has been part of the team since 2016 – wants to start the upcoming season with Mick Schumacher. The “Drive to Survival” series on the Netflix streaming service promotes interest in the racing series.

Could there be an early conclusion about the World Cup?

In Austin, Hamilton won the title twice before. This time it will not happen. But even Max Verstappen can’t come up with a foregone conclusion. In a close title fight, the 24-year-old Dutchman is only six points ahead of the British twelve-year-old. Everyone assumes the remaining six races will continue to be close. One thing should not happen in Austin: failure or zero.

What about Kimi Rக்கோikknen and Austin?

It happened in 2018. He won the thrilling US Grand Prix, then as a Ferrari driver. For Finn, it was the last of 21 Grand Prix victories, thus in all probability in his career. Raikonen, who celebrated his 42nd birthday last Sunday, is leaving the Alfa Romeo and Motorsport Premier class after this season.

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