America’s hopes: Reflecting on U.S. past (history), present (Rossi), future (Haas F1)

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Here’s three features from the United States Grand Prix pre-show on Sunday.

First up is a historical narrative from Sam Posey, reflecting on U.S. past dating back to the late 1950s and early 1960s (see above).

We come next to Alexander Rossi, who’s now made his first three Grands Prix starts with Manor F1 Team, in the Manor Marussia Ferrari. Rossi has recorded his best finish yet, of 12th, this past Sunday on home soil.

Lastly we look ahead to the debut of Haas F1 Team, the first American-entered F1 entrant in 30 years, when it takes the grid in 2016. NBC’s Steve Matchett sits down with Gene Haas, and team principal Guenther Steiner, to hit various topics as the team continues its preparations for its debut.