F1 World Championship Still up for Grabs
This past weekend, Britain’s Lewis Hamilton took home the Russian Grand Prix, extending his championship lead over teammate Nico Rosberg to 17 points. This was Hamilton’s ninth win of the year and his fourth in a row, as he continues his incredibly impressive 2014 campaign. Hamilton sits atop the F1 table and has cemented himself as the best driver of the year, but the chase for the World Championship is still up for grabs. One thing that was finalized last weekend and that was the constructors championship, which Mercedes claimed for the first time ever.
Hamilton was threatened early in the Russian Grand Prix from Rosberg, but the German locked up his tires while trying to pass Hamilton on the races first turn and was forced onto an escape road. This left Lewis Hamilton alone at the races front and the penalty for leaving the course left Rosberg playing catchup the rest of the race. Rosberg also had to the pit to change his tires and Hamilton never again yielded the lead.
Rosberg was at the back of the pack for much of the race, but eventually climbed up and was firmly entrenched in second place. At one point, he was about twenty seconds behind Hamilton and closing the gap. But Hamilton, as most star athletes do, put his car into another gear and posted his fastest lap of the day as Rosberg was gaining on him to cement his lead against his teammate.
Next up on the Formula One schedule is the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The race will kick off on Friday for Practices 1 and 2, then Practice 3 and the Qualifying stage will take place on Saturday. Then, the race will occur on Sunday, November 2nd. Currently, a three-day pass for US Grand Prix tickets costs a minimum of $179 for a general admissions grounds pass. If you’re looking for an actual grandstand seat, the get-in price is $302 for the three day pass.
The cheapest tickets are for Friday’s session, as to be expected, with US Grand Prix tickets beginning at just $9 for a general admissions pass. Saturday’s session will cost a minimum of $36. Actual US Grand Prix race tickets begin at $139. The cheapest grandstand seats you will be able to find start at $202.
With just three races to go, Lewis Hamilton will look to continue his winning ways and take home the victory in Austin. The United States Grand Prix is one of the most exciting and entertaining sporting events to take place during the year so make sure you don’t miss out!