Formula 1: United States Grand Prix Preview

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Formula 1: United States Grand Prix Preview
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Formula One takes a giant step into the unknown this weekend as the United States Grand Prix makes its return to the calendar.

Absent since 2007, the event will be held for the first time at the somewhat grandly named Circuit of the Americas near Austin, Texas.

F1 has never really taken off in a big way in the United States, though not for want of trying. There have been 60 Grands Prix held on American soil at venues ranging from Watkins Glen to Indianapolis.

But the Circuit of the Americas is the first purpose-built F1 venue in the US—will it be the one to finally push the sport into the wider American conscience?

We'll see.

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