We drive the 2012 US GP circuit
F1 heads to the Circuit Of The Americas this weekend. But they’ve got TG's lap time to beat…
Posted: 19 Nov 2012
Later, we'll see corners inspired by sections of other great tracks, including Suzuka's punishing 130R, which pulls heads off necks and necks off shoulders. After just a few corners, it's clear this is a track that drivers should love, with all the ups and downs and rollercoaster twists.
Turn Six. A quick jink around Daisy and her mini-moo before sailing through a left-hander, the ultragrade suspension coping with its load, not sagging beneath it. We're up to 80mph now, a way off race pace but still leaving tread marks in the dirt - once covered in tarmac, they'll stay here forever like bootprints on the Moon. Through the next few twists, around the furrowed Turn Nine, and the Vraptor lets out a roar like that of its prehistoric namesake, clearing its throat as the exhaust baffles make way for the noise.