Ticket details for United States GP confirmed

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Ticket prices for the United States Grand Prix in November have been confirmed, allowing fans to get a taste of Formula One for as little as $49.

F1 returned to the USA last November following a five year break, with the last race being held at Indianapolis back in 2007. However, the race at the Circuit of the Americas – the first track in America purpose-built for Formula One – welcomed bumper crowds and received rave reviews from drivers, teams and fans. On raceday, Lewis Hamilton claimed an impressive victory following a lengthy battle with eventual world champion Sebastian Vettel, and fans will be hoping for an equally exciting race in the second GP in Austin, Texas.

Tickets for the race start at as little as $49 for general admission on Friday for free practice sessions, with a one-day ticket for Sunday available for $129. For fans keen on staying in Austin for the entire weekend, three-day tickets begin at $169.

Individual day tickets go on sale on September 3rd, and are available from http://www.circuitoftheamericas.com/f1.

Besides the United States Grand Prix, COTA has hosted Moto GP, World Endurance Championship and V8 Supercar events. It is quickly becoming an icon in the motorsport world, and a second successful United States GP in November is only set to extend these credentials.

Takuma Sato’s likeness revealed on Borg-Warner Trophy (PHOTOS)

Photos; Walt Kuhn
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INDIANAPOLIS – Rather than the traditional December unveil, this year’s reveal newest likeness added to the Borg-Warner Trophy came Tuesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

Takuma Sato got to see the result of the sculpting done by William Behrends and then turned from wax, clay and ceramic into sterling silver on Tuesday evening, as the winner of the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil saw his face revealed on the trophy.

Sato took the No. 26 Ruoff Home Mortgage Honda for Andretti Autosport to the win in thrilling fashion this year over Helio Castroneves, denying the Brazilian his fourth Indianapolis 500 victory in the process. It atoned for his near-miss in 2012, driving for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, the team he’ll return to in 2018.

It’s been a whirlwind last week-plus for Sato, doing the podium interviews at the Japanese Grand Prix, reflecting on his Indianapolis 500 triumph, then sharing the victory spoils with another Japanese pilot in Yoshihide Muroya, who won the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Indianapolis this weekend.

Photos of Sato’s face on the most unique trophy in sports are below. This post will be updated following tonight’s full unveil. (All photos: Walt Kuhn)