Formula One Photos: U.S. Grand Prix in Austin

Formula One Photos: U.S. Grand Prix in Austin

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AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 17: Fernando Alonso of Spain and Ferrari prepares to drive during the final practice session prior to qualifying for the United States Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas on November 17, 2012 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)

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by Michelle Homer

khou.com

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 1:59 PM

AUSTIN -- The U.S. Grand Prix made its grand return Sunday after a five-year absence at the $400 million Circuit of the Americas, a course built expressly for F1 on rolling scrub land just a few miles southeast of downtown Austin.

Britain’s Lewis Hamilton edged out the number one ranked Sebastian Vettel by a fraction of a second to become the first winner of the U.S. Grand Prix.

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