An exuberant crowd of 117,429 packed the new 330-acre facility to watch Vodafone McLaren Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton claim his fourth Grand Prix of the season.
Drivers: Lewis Hamilton (1st), Sebastian Vettel (2nd), Fernando Alonso (3rd)
Sebastian and Lewis Hamilton battled for pole with Vettel edging him by .1 seconds.
Drivers: 1 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing); 2 - Lewis Hamilton (McLaren); 3 - Mark Webber (Red Bull Racing).
Circuit of The Americas today welcomed a massive first-day crowd of 65,360 to the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX.
Drivers - Pedro de la Rosa (HRT), Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), Sergio Perez (Sauber), Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing), Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus).
Team representatives - Cyril Abiteboul (Caterham), Norbert Haug (Mercedes), Eric Boullier (Lotus), Martin Whitmarsh (McLaren), Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing), Stefano Domenicali (Ferrari).
Formula 1 returns to the United States this weekend for the first time since 2007.
SPEED, the American television home for Formula One racing since 1996, plans an expanded programming slate from the Grand Prix of the United States.
Kimi told his team to leave him alone and then kept the lead and kept Alonso behind him.