us grand prix

us grand prix

Sebastian Vettel won the US Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin today.  For the Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver this is his eighth consecutive Formula 1 win in a row this season.  In addition Vettel is the 4-time F1 World Champion.

The German driver started at the pole position and held it for most of the race.  When he made his 1 pit stop of the US Grand Prix  he let go off the lead.  However Vettel took his time and got back to the front of the race pack with his signature fastest lap time which he always does late in the race.

After the race Sebastian Vettel was so excited he did burnouts on the side of the track.  Over the radio he was grateful to enjoy another victory but seemed to realize that his F1 reign, while impressive, will not last forever.

Vettel’s Red Bull teammate Mark Weber clinched a podium 3rd place finish for the United States Grand Prix.  He fought hard in the last laps for second place and for awhile it seemed like he was going to be able to pull a move to get past Frenchman Romain Grosjea.  Unfortunately for Weber he wasn’t able to get past the Grosjean and he finished in 2nd place for Lotus.

Since Infiniti Red Rull Racing won the 1st and 3rd place spot this allowed the team to win the Constructor’s Championship for the US Grand Prix.  Matt Cadieux, chief information officer, for Red Bull Racing accepted the trophy for the team on the podium.

For the podium ceremony Texas governor Rick Perry was on hand to congratulate and give Sebastian Vettel, Romain Grosjean, and Mark Weber their race trophies.  In addition world famous Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders were on the podium too which sort of makes sense since the US Grand Prix was held in Texas, but the race was held at the Circuit of the America’s which is in the city of Austin.  American racing legend Mario Andretti, who won the 1978 F1 World Champion, interviewed the 3 podium finishers after the race.

Did you watch the US Grand Prix today?  What did you think?

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