There are now just two races to go in this thrilling Formula 1 season and this weekend all eyes head over to the United States of America as the country hosts a Grand Prix for the first time in five years. The circuit in Austin, Texas looks as though it is set up for a superb race and organisers will be hoping that the Americans come out in their thousands to witness this eagerly anticipated weekend of Formula 1.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was the last race to take place and it was a quite thrilling day of action on Sunday. Kimi Raikkonen managed to claim his first victory of the campaign, but Sebastian Vettel grabbed a number of the headlines once more. The German started at the back of the grid but somehow managed finish in third place, just behind his title rival Fernando Alonso.
That now sees the gap between these two at ten points going into the USA Grand Prix and Vettel could clinch his third Drivers Championship in as many years if he manages to claim 15 points more than Alonso. If not, then the title race will head into the final Grand Prix in Brazil.
Qualifying is sure to be key in this one and if Vettel does manage to get himself on pole position, then many will fancy him to win come out on top as the Red Bull car looks to be far and away the best right now.
With the Constructers Championship heading to Red Bull, the rest of the drivers are just looking to finish the season on a high. Expect for maybe Mark Webber and Felipe Massa, who may both try to help their teammate secure the title.
Lewis Hamilton was the last winner of an American Grand Prix back in 2007 and he has just two races left in a McLaren car and will want to finish the campaign with a flourish, as will Jenson Button as both have had an incredibly frustrating year.
Kimi Raikkonen can secure third place if he takes some more points in Austin, Texas as well. Although these men cannot win the Drivers Championship – they can still have a massive say in it.
Both Vettel and Alonso will be concentrating on their own jobs though and look to show the level of consistency that they have over the course of the season, whilst hoping that the other is not at their best.
This Grand Prix is sure to be watched all over the world right from the first practice session until the champagne spraying at the end of the weekend. It is certainly a race not to be missed.