As the day progressed the rain from Hurricane Patricia subsided and the USGP at Circuit of the Americas started on a wet track Sunday afternoon (October 25). As the track dried, the race evolved into one of the best of the year. Lewis Hamilton won the race and championship in the #44 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team F1 W06 Hybrid. This was Hamilton’s third championship which tied him with his countryman Sir Jackie Stewart and the late Ayrton Senna. Being able to experience a championship winning race was an amazing experience. Hope you like the photos.
Hurricane Patricia reached landfall in Mexico and degraded into a tropical depression late Saturday (October 24). The aftermath of this hurricane was still being felt during the rain-curtailed Sunday morning qualifying. Nico Rosberg in the #6 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team F1 W06 Hybrid took pole position during Q2 with a time of 1:56.824. Lewis Hamilton was about a tenth of second behind with a time of 1:56.929 in the #44 Mercedes. Third quickest was Daniel Ricciardo in the Infiniti Red Bull Racing RB11 with a time of 1:57.969. Q3 was canceled due to worsening rain. Hope you like the photos.
Morning practice and afternoon qualifying sessions were planned for the Formula One USGP at the Circuit of Americas on Saturday (October 24). For the second day in a row, torrential rain from Hurricane Patricia had a major impact on the schedule, track facilities, and fans. But some things happened in pit lane during the “qualifying session” which put smiles on everyone’s faces. Hope you like the photos.
Lewis Hamilton and hurricane Patricia were the main things on people’s minds as the Formula One USGP race schedule kicked off on Friday (October 23) at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA). Could Lewis Hamilton win his third world championship this weekend? What effect would hurricane Patricia, the most intense tropical storm ever recorded in the Western hemisphere, have on the USGP? Two free practice sessions were scheduled for today. Hope you like the photos.
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky to have the opportunity to cover Formula One at the United States Grand Prix (USGP) at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. Photographing an F1 event has been high on my list of goals and to be able to do this at a championship winning race was a dream come true. Many thanks to all who made this possible. The next few of blogs will chronicle my daily experiences. First up is a walk around the paddock, driver interviews, and fan walk. Hope you like the photos.