John Floyd
Motorsport columnist
2 minute read
27 Oct 2021
8:52 am

FLOYD ON F1: Racing bug has bitten Uncle Sam

John Floyd

Weekend crowd attendance topped-out at 400 000, a sign that F1 has finally been "accepted" in the States.

Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders perform during the United States Grand Prix last Sunday. Peter Fox/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Peter Fox / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

The United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) last weekend certainly did not disappoint. It was an absolute nailbiter of a race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The title battle, between Mercedes and Red Bull, was to suffer some pre-race issues due to the nature of the track’s surface. Toto Wolff, Mercedes chief, announced the team had been forced to compromise performance as the car’s underside was suffering serious damage. He said. “Definitely a compromise for going faster on the track, but maybe a necessity to actually finish.” Red Bull’s Christian Horner...