The United States Grand Prix in it Circuit of the Americas (COTA) It has been held since 2012. This track, located in Austin, Texas, was inaugurated that year and became the headquarters of the race. Formula 1became one of the regular stops on the calendar and where legendary drivers climbed to the top of the podium.
Since its inauguration in 2012, the United States GP on 10 occasions and only in 2020 the race was not held due to the pandemic. At that time, no driver from the United States took the checkered flag.
Only five drivers shared the victory in those 10 races: the Englishman Lewis Hamiltonthe German Sebastian Vettelthe Finns Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottasand the Dutch Max Verstappen.
Who are the best drivers to win the United States Grand Prix?
Without a doubt, Lewis Hamilton He is the most successful driver to ever drive through the Circuit of the Americas, winning it five times. It was precisely in a McLaren-Mercedes in 2012, the first time the race was run, that he won.
From 2014 to 2017 he repeated at the top of the podium to add five United States Grand Prix titles and become the most victorious.
In his consecutive victories he did not win it in 2013, when the world champion also Vettel, with his Red Bull, overcame it to become the second winner in the history of that stage. The Finns Raikkonen (2018) y Bottas (2919) were the other drivers who climbed to the top of the podium.
The last to do so, and twice in a row, is Verstappen. The three-time F1 champion has been crowned the last two times this competition has been held, and on Sunday he will go for his third consecutive victory at the Circuit of the Americas.