The press seem to think that RBR officially exercised their option to quit Renault.
That's really all we have to go on, no?
LH had nothing for NR. Sounded like he was not down with the strategy change, though. I suspect there will be an energetic conversation with the team this afternoon.
I was very happy that the stewards took no action in the Vettel/Ricciardo and Bottas/Raikkonen incidents. Let's use these same guys for every race!
The scuttlebutt is that Carlos Slim bought huge blocks of tickets for distribution at prices ranging from cheap to free. Austin still managed to attract 100,000 visitors despite the atrocious weather. That's a pretty solid audience for F1 if you ask me.
I thought the track was great to look at, but essentially a long straight with some mickey mouse faffing about for the rest of the lap. I thought it looked a lot like Monza from various angles. The stadium looked cool, but was just a giant chicane. Hockenheim's stadium has a similar effect without sucking totally.
Unless Bernie is actively trying to fuck CoTA (and it seems he may be), they should pair Canada and Mexico midseason, then do United States and Brazil in the fall.