After a 5 year absense the Fomula One teams returned to the United States for a race on the purpose built Circuit Of The Americas in Austin, Texas. It was a race which could have decided both championships, but after 56 laps only was was resolved. Red Bull retain their Constructor’s title for the third year in a row, but Sebastian Vettel will have to wait until the last race in Brazil next week to find out if he too can win his third straight title.
The race in Austin was an exciting one, loads of overtaking, a fun circuit with great elevation and fast sweeping corners. Hamilton one the race after first ghunting down Webber and late on in the race hunting down and passing Vettel.

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Formula One drivers test drive the circuit during the first practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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Red Bull Formula One driver Webber drives during the first practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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Red Bull driver Vettel drives ahead of Williams driver Pastor Maldonado of Venezuela during the first practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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McLaren Formula One driver Button drives during the first practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives during the first practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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Pit crew perform a pit stop on the car of Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel during the first practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. JIM YOUNG/REUTERS

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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton drives during the first practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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Force India Formula One driver Hulkenberg drives during the first practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso drives during the second practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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McLaren driver Button drives ahead of Red Bull driver Webber during the second practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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Williams Formula One driver Senna misses a turn during the second practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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Sauber Formula One driver Kobayashi drives ahead of team mate Perez during the second practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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Lotus F1 Formula One driver Raikkonen drives during the second practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. JIM YOUNG/REUTERS

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Sauber Formula One driver Perez drives during the second practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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Ferrari Formula One driver Massa drives during the second practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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Formula One drivers practice on the circuit during the second practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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Spectators watch a practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix on a walkway bridge at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso plays with his hat before the third practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. JIM YOUNG/REUTERS

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Red Bull Formula One driver Webber pulls out of the pit during the third practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. JIM YOUNG/REUTERS

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Fans watch the third practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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Racegoers watch the third practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix from the Observation Tower at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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Sauber Formula One driver Kobayashi drives during the third practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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Ferrari driver Alonso and Sauber driver Perez drive past the Observation Tower during the third practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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A fan cheers on McLaren Formula One driver Button during the third practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton drives during the third practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS

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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso drives during the third practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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Racegoers watch the third practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix from the Observation Tower at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives during the third practice session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives during the qualifying session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. JIM YOUNG/REUTERS

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Red Bull Formula One driver Webber exits the pit during the qualifying session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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Force India Formula One driver Hulkenberg drives during the qualifying session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS

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Mechanic gives thumbs up to Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso during qualifying session of U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. POOL/REUTERS

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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton drives during the qualifying session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives during the qualifying session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton steers car in pit lane during qualifying session of U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. POOL/REUTERS

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Sauber driver Kobayashi and Lotus F1 driver Grosjean drive past skid marks from a previous incident during the qualifying session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS

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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel gestures after taking the pole position following the qualifying session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. JIM YOUNG/REUTERS

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Red Bull's Vettel and Webber and McLaren's Hamilton pose after the qualifying session of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. JIM YOUNG/REUTERS

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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel leads the first turn in the first lap of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel leads the first corner in the first lap at the start of the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel leads team mate Webber and McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton during the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS

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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel leads team mate Webber and McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton during the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton drives during the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. JIM YOUNG/REUTERS

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Lotus F1 driver Raikkonen and McLaren driver Hamilton take a curve during the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. JIM YOUNG/REUTERS

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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel pulls out of the pit stall after a pit stop during the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. POOL/REUTERS

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Sauber Formula One driver Kobayashi of Japan drives during the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS

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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives ahead of McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton during the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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Red Bull team principal Christian Horner is pictured during the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. POOL/REUTERS

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Pit crew perform a pit stop on the car of McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton during the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. POOL/REUTERS

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Ferrari driver Massa drives ahead of Mercedes driver Schumacher and Sauber driver Perez during the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton of Britain celebrates winning the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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Red Bull driver Vettel congratulates McLaren driver Hamilton on winning the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. ADREES LATIF/REUTERS

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McLaren driver Hamilton and Red Bull driver Vettel spray champagne during the podium ceremony after the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. JIM YOUNG/REUTERS

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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton of Britain sprays champagne during the podium ceremony after winning the U.S. F1 Grand Prix in Austin. ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS