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Weather Preview for the 2016 United States Grand Prix

We are in Austin, Texas for Round 18 of the Formula 1 World Championship which takes place at the Circuit of Americas.

The circuit hosts F1 for the 5th time since it made it’s debut on the F1 calendar in 2012 and since than has become an instant favorite among fans and drivers. The track, designed by renowned track designer Herman Tilke, takes inspiration from corners around the world and mashes them together and the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) is what we have.

The esses section from Turns 2-8 is reminiscent of the Maggots-Becketts section at Silverstone and with a little bit of the esses from Suzuka. Turns 17 and 18 are taken as one long triple apex left hander which is similar to Turn 8 at the Istanbul Park Circuit. The trademark corner of COTA has to be Turn 1. After a long pit straight the corner rises up into a blind apex left-handed hairpin. It invites the drivers to brake later into the corners and carry more speed, but if you get it wrong you can easily loose a few places.

Last year at COTA the circuit was battered with rain. This year the forecast for the weekend is sunny, clear and warm. Rain does not seem to feature at all this weekend. Temperatures will remain in the high 20s throughout the weekend.

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About Ritesh K Bhana

Ritesh likes to think he is a true Tifosi, but he still remains fair to other teams. He supports two other teams which are not Red Bull and McLaren. Follow Ritesh on twitter @Humanshield_1

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2017 Malaysian GP Broadcast Times

CDTGMTGMT+2Local
Free Practice 1Thursday 22:00Friday 03:00Friday 05:00Friday 11:00
Free Practice 2Friday 02:00Friday 07:00Friday 09:00Friday 15:00
Free Practice 3Saturday 02:00Saturday 10:00Saturday 08:00Saturday 14:00
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Pos.DriverPoints
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