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Formula 1 Live from the United States: First News & Press Conference

8:57 p.m.
Verstappen and Ricciardo make fun of driver voting
Max Verstappen was selected as the most popular driver in first class. Verstappen jokingly said: “My life is over with that. That’s all I wanted to achieve”. Ricciardo told his former teammates: “But only twelve people voted.” “I’m glad to see that twelve people voted for me,” Verstappen replied.

8:42 p.m.
Norris is not sure: strong in some parts of the path
McLaren is engaged in a fierce battle for third place in the Constructors Championship against Ferrari. Who will be ahead in Austin? Lando Norris says: “We will be fine in some parts of the track and we will have problems in others. We need to see what prevails.” Anyway, he expects tension. “We’re not two tenths faster or slower than Ferrari,” the McLaren driver said.

8:34 p.m.
Reykjavென்k to Netflix: The less I have, the better
PK’s next title is “Drive to Survive”. Kimi Raikkonen admitted that she did not watch the series. But he gave the directors a “tip”: “I told them: ‘The less I have, the better’, ” Iceman says. By the way, Alonso did not watch the Netflix series: “I have the Amazon series, sorry!”, Asturian apologizes.

8:30 p.m.
Alonso collects donations
Fernando Alonso is in Austin with a special helmet design. The background was a volcanic eruption in La Palma, which caused a lot of destruction. At the same time, the Spanish double world champion is launching a site that can donate to victims of disaster. The helmet used by Alonso in Austin will then be auctioned off for the same good cause.

8:24 p.m.
Rykonen and Alonso to Pumps
Kimi Rைகikkனnen and Fernando Alonso watch the debate over the bumps quietly. Alpha Driver says: “They’ve been there every year, sometimes more, sometimes less. We also have bumps on other tracks. If we can do MotoGP racing, it should be right for us.” Alonso sees it like this: “It’s part of the characteristics of the path, so it has to be right.”

8:20 p.m.
Ryconon: Alpha Future “Not My Problem”
Next in the PK are two older players competing. Namely Kimi Rக்கோikknen and Fernando Alonso. In the beginning Kimi dropped you. When asked how long it will take until Alfa Romeo comes forward again, he replies: “I don’t know. I have 6 more races, after that it’s not my problem.”

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8:15 p.m.
Via a detour to Leklerk Austin
Charles Lecklerk was not trapped in his hotel room, but somewhere else. Monacos had to take a detour via New York on his journey. “It’s not intentional.” There was some confusion at the Nice airport, which is why Leklerk did not fill out a form. “It doesn’t work anymore,” the Ferrari driver said. Instead, he flew to New York and had to spend a day there.

8:11 p.m.
Hamilton loves racing in South Africa
Lewis Hamilton supports expanding Formula 1 to two GB in the USA. When asked if he too would like to support the third race, Hamilton did not respond. Instead, he advises that a primary class in Africa should also run a race. “South Africa is a place that really should be on the calendar. We have a great following there and it will be a highlight because the landscape there is so beautiful.”

8:07 p.m.
Hamilton delay
His B.K. with Lewis Hamilton Leckler. The reason is strange. “I locked myself in my room and didn’t come out,” he apologized for the delay. The record winner in Austin looks forward to the weekend: “It’s a pleasure to be here again. We received a very warm welcome. We will always have great crowds and races here.”

8:04 p.m.
Latifi reports on COTA experiences
The opening couple was not particularly excited. Nicholas Latifi shared his first experience with the Circuit of America when it launched in FP1 in 2019. “I drove one and a half times, then there was a technical problem. I still remember the bumps. On Turn 2, I lost my car in the first lap.” The second round is more exciting. That’s where Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leklerk answer the questions.

19:30 p.m.
PK begins
The first official appearance of Formula 1 drivers this weekend: The press conference begins. As always, two drivers are at the start at the same time. Yuki Sunoda and Nicholas Latifi defeated P.K.

7:23 p.m.
Survey: Sprint races on all GPs? Okay, thanks
In addition to the “most popular driver” and “most popular team” categories mentioned above, the survey also received some findings among Formula 1 fans. Surprisingly, sprint racing is not very popular among fans. With a yes / no vote, the following results emerged: The plan to introduce sprint racing at each event met with widespread rejection as a result of -43 per cent, with the audience improving despite 6.7 per cent believing it. Successful weights (-27.8 percent) and reverse phase (-51.5 percent) also met with rejection, with all plans to artificially improve the show.

7:02 p.m.
Thursday Pictures
Nothing to report yet on the route. But next to the curriculum, the cameras are already flashing. We have collected the best pictures ever prepared in Austin. Sebastian Vettel tries his hand at basketball, while Daniel Ricciardo Sheriff and Louis Hamilton celebrate his fashion style again.

6:53 p.m.
Steiner: Mick is not planning on NASCAR races
Mick Schumacher’s arrival at the NASCAR Cup Series last weekend was not a precursor to Germany’s future involvement in the stock car series. That’s what Gunther Steiner says. “I hired him. He said it was a good experience, but he never asked for a drive. We have a very tight schedule and they are happy if drivers don’t have to drive another weekend.” In addition to the Formula 1 team, Haas is also involved in Stewart-Haas-Racing on the NASCAR team.

6:48 p.m.
Formula 1: All American tracks
Austin is the tenth Formula 1 round in the United States. That’s a record! And Miami will join another in 2022. Here is an overview of all Formula 1 courses in the United States.

Formula 1 started 20 times in the Watkins Clan.  Nowhere in the United States does the Premier Class drive more often.  - Photo: Sutton

Formula 1 started 20 times in the Watkins Clan. Nowhere in the United States does the Premier Class drive more often.

6:33 p.m.
Red Bull: Acura replaces Honda
After the Red Bulls started with a special show last weekend, the Bulls and their sister team are re-painting jobs at Alpha Toure in the United States. Instead of the Honda branding, both teams are adorned with Acura logos.

6:20 p.m.
Verstappen’s favorite F1 driver
Formula 1 has published the results of a study on the most popular drivers on its official website. Max Verstappen received the most votes. 14.4 percent of users voted for him. Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton finished second and third, respectively. McLaren received more votes as a more popular team than Red Bull and Ferrari.

6:12 p.m.
Hamilton Verstappen: Next round
The World Cup title goes to the next round. After teams are penalized over the first mechanical changes to the Manza GB, Mercedes and Red Bull will meet again without penalty. All focal points in front of the USA GB in the preview.

5:54 p.m.
Do bumps cause problems?
The Circuit of America routing is very popular with drivers. But another aspect of the Texas route has caused problems in the past: bumps. They caused a lot of criticism at the MotoGP race a few weeks ago. Prior to Formula 1 GP, the FIA ​​announced repair work. We handled the tedious thing a few days ago. All the details in the article.

5:45 p.m.
Ricciardo Shumi does not come to the farm
Mick Schumacher visited NASCAR, but had no other visit before the American GP. Daniel Ricciardo was invited by Schumacher to the Schumacher Family Farm in the United States in Turkish GB. The Australians did not do that. “Unfortunately he doesn’t have time,” Schumacher said.

5:42 p.m.
We are waiting for the Haas home race
Looking at the weekend, Schumacher said: “I’m waiting for Austin. It’s a very beautiful race track. That team is home here, so it’s like a home race for us. Haas Driver was impressed by the American talent around and around the United States.

5:37 p.m.
Shoemaker participated in NASCAR races
Mick Schumacher flew to the United States a week before Formula 1GB and visited the NASCAR race at the Texas Motor Speedway last weekend. However, he was not particularly happy when he reported on a media panel: “It’s definitely interesting to look at another page. It’s hard to compare to Formula 1, but it’s worth the experience.

Good from Austin!
Two long years have passed and now Formula 1 is finally back in the US! Austin and the Circuit of America are celebrating their great comeback, and we will be live today, starting with the press conference at all times as always. It starts at 7:30 pm and you will not miss anything on the ticker here. So on weekends you will always be at extraordinary times, we also have our schedule: