GP report: a waste of a beautiful track
Sebastian Vettel broke another record with his eighth straight win, but in his GP report MARK HUGHES argues that a cagey race of tyre management was less than Austin deserved
That Texan sun still has some power even by mid-November and so when finally it appeared on race day, and the track temperature rose as high as 37C, having at times during practice hovered below 20, it threw all those finely-honed engineering calculations askew.
No one had hard data and instead of being able to comfortably do a flat-out one-stop race, the teams instead went into the afternoon emphasising to their drivers they would keep them advised - after having paid very close attention to the tyre temperature monitors.
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