Trackside view: First impressions of Austin

Trackside view: First impressions of Austin

Edd Straw takes a walk around the new United States Grand Prix venue and reckons that it features the best spot to watch Formula 1 cars in anger on the calendar

You can walk the track as much as you want, lap it countless times in a simulator or watch a thousand on-board videos, but it's not until Formula 1 cars hit a new circuit in anger that it will come to life.

This means that the first hour-and-a-half of practice is always the highlight of the weekend at every new track. It's no exception for Austin's new state-of-the-art facility which, based on today's evidence, boasts possibly the best trackside viewing experience anywhere on the calendar.

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