To kick off the day we have a security investigation in the area of turn 1.
Circuit of The Americas in conjunction with local law enforcement officials today investigated a suspicious incident in the turn one area of the racetrack. During routine security checks prior to the venue’s opening, public safety officials, including representatives of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), responded to the incident and found nothing wrong.
As a precaution, Circuit of The Americas delayed opening the entire facility to patrons until 8 a.m. CT while follow-up security checks were completed. Patrons are now entering the facility and operations are proceeding as normal.
Fans are now entering the racetrack!
1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 2. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 3. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 4. Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 5. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 6. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 7. Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 8. Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 9. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 10. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 11. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 12. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 13. Felipe Massa Ferrari 14. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 15. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 16. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 17. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 18. Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 19. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 20. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 21. Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 22. Charles Pic Caterham-Renault
Weather seems to be a bit muggy but is due to clear up in time for the race. Here's to a cracker!
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