The 2013 season of Formula 1 is coming to an end with two more races remaining this year. Newly crowned world champion and Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel comes into the Unites States Grand Prix as the favourite after winning the Abu Dhabhi Grand Prix earlier this month.
Where to Watch Live
The first practice session of the United States Grand Prix starts at 2:25pm GMT, with Sky Sports F1 providing live coverage in the UK. Real-time internet updates are available on the Live Timing section of the sport's official website. Live coverage of the second practice session starts at 6:45pm GMT.
- Circuit Name: Circuit of The Americas
- First F1 Race: 1908
- Circuit Length: 5.516 km
- Number of Laps: 56
- Race Distance: 308.896 km
- Fastest Lap: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) 1:39.349
- Most Wins: Michael Schumacher (5)
- 2012 Winner: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
- 2012 Pole: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
Driver's Championship Review
Vettel has already won the championship title at the Buddh International Circuit during the Indian Grand Prix last month. The Red Bull driver won his fourth consecutive title and sits at the top of the driver's championship with 347 points. The German has a comfortable lead of 130 points over Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, who is the second spot.
Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen is third with 183 points and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton is fourth.
Constructor's Championship Review
With Vettel and his teammate Mark Webber's brilliant run in the 2013 season, the Red Bull team has already won the constructor's championship this year. They are in the first spot with 513 points while their closest rivals, Mercdes are 179 points behind them. Ferrari are third with 323 points while Lotus are in fourth, trailing Ferrari by 26 points.
The weather forecast today at the Circuit of The Americas is mostly cloudy today. Temperatures will be around 21C with possibility of rain before the start of the second practice session.