Massa, Perez, Gutierrez confirmed for COTA fan forum

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We’ve mentioned the fan events in the run up to next week’s United States Grand Prix in Austin, and we have driver confirmations now for Oliver Weingarten’s COTA fan forum, too.

Williams’ Felipe Massa, Force India’s Sergio Perez and Sauber’s Esteban Gutierrez. Perez and Gutierrez were in attendance at the former FOTA fan forum at the same event in Austin last season; the U.S. race, for 2014 anyway, serves as the closest Grand Prix to a home event for the pair of Mexican drivers.

More information and a chance to register for the event is linked here.

F1 Paddock Pass: United States Grand Prix post-race (VIDEO)

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As Lewis Hamilton took another step towards his fourth Formula 1 World Championship Sunday at the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas, plenty of other topics of discussion emerged in the wake of Round 17 of the season from Austin.

Hamilton’s win came as his Mercedes AMG Petronas team claimed its fourth consecutive Constructor’s Championship, Scuderia Ferrari came up short once again despite a valiant effort in second and third, and Max Verstappen’s penalty after the race was the major talking point.

Elsewhere Valtteri Bottas struggled again, the Sahara Force India twins continued to pick up points, Carlos Sainz Jr. made a major positive impact in his first start with Renault, Brendon Hartley impressed on debut at Toro Rosso and Romain Grosjean and Haas F1 Team endured a tough weekend on Haas’ home soil.

Check out all the recap from the latest USGP in the latest post-race edition of the NBC Sports Group original digital series Paddock Pass with NBCSN pit reporter and insider Will Buxton, below.