Formula One 2012: the highlights
Come with us on a journey through one of the best F1 seasons in living memory…
Posted: 29 Nov 2012
That first corner in Austin
Wow. What a racetrack, and what a race, Austin proved to be. The US grand prix has had some terrible homes, the worst being a car park in Las Vegas, but closely run by downtown Detroit and downtown Phoenix.
A purpose built home with a circuit (typically American) that was meant to include the best of the world's other tracks, seemed too good to be true. But true it was and, again typically American, it has one ‘awesome' feature. The climb up a wall of tarmac and into and around a completely blind bend seemed like the worst idea of 2012, what with ‘first lap nutcases' like Grosjean and Maldonado on the grid. It wasn't. And it made for one of the best sights of the year as a field of F1 cars approached it five abreast. A perfect advertisement for F1 in America. More like this please Bernie.