Fans’ videos from the Circuit of the Americas included lots of overtaking and some unusual views of F1’s newest track.
Tricky turn 19
Turn 19 caught out driver after driver during practice. Here’s Felipe Massa getting it wring, Fernando Alonso getting it wrong.
McLaren practice their pit stops
One fan got a close view of a practice pit stop for Jenson Button.
Three views in one
This clever angle shows the cars passing through turn one into turn two, then through turns five and six, before reappearing later in turns 16/17/18.
Another fan shot footage of the first practice session from the observation tower.
A view of the front rows at the start of the race which illustrate how little grip there was on the left-hand side of the grid.
Video by Johnny L. (@eljohny78) of the cars streaming through the first turns on the opening lap with drivers jockeying for position.
Lap one passing
Further around lap one Sergio Perez and Bruno Senna overtake Pastor Maldonado, then Button puts a similar move on Jean-Eric Vergne.
Grosjean takes Schumacher
Halfway through lap two, Romain Grosjean dives down the inside of Michael Schumacher.
Hamilton chases Vettel
By lap 14 Lewis Hamilton has passed Mark Webber and closed on leader Sebastian Vettel, who locks a wheel at turn 15.
Footage of Hamilton’s attempted pass on Webber early on in the race, then a successful move on Kimi Raikkonen.
Pit stop comparison
McLaren’s pit stop for Lewis Hamilton was the fastest of the weekend, while Fernando Alonso’s for Ferrari was one of the slowest.
Hamilton takes the lead
The end of Hamilton’s pass on Vettel for the lead on lap 42.
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