Jenson Button hit trouble on the parade lap at the Circuit of the Americas as the car which was taking him around the track broke down.
See video of that moment and more in this collection of F1 fans’ footage from the race weekend:
Fog delays practice
The weekend got off to a slow start as fog delayed the beginning of practice by 40 minutes. Here’s the Medical Car assessing the track conditions.
View from the tower
The observation tower at the circuit offers a fascinating view of the action.
Parade lap problems
Jenson Button’s vintage car breaks down on the parade lap so he has to catch a lift.
A great view of the cars climbing to turn one and dropping into turn two.
The field winds through the twisty first sector and Button puts a daring move on Felipe Massa.
Adrian Sutil climbs from his wrecked Force India after his first lap crash.
Toro Rosso battle
The two Toro Rossos almost make contact, allowing Esteban Gutierrez to attack Jean-Eric Vergne on the last lap.
Vettel wins again
Sebastian Vettel crosses the line to win his eighth race in a row.
“I told you this was a good place for them,” says one satisfied fan after more post-race doughnuts from Vettel.
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