Caterham F1 team technician Barry Mines checks tire pressures at the Circuit of the Americas racetrack in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday.
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during practice for last week's race in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Formula One racing's U.S. Grand Prix makes its debut at the new Circuit of the Americas track in Austin, Texas, on Sunday.
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Formula One, the world's most popular motor sport, is trying once again to conquer its final frontier: the United States. This time, the Europeans aim to make it stick. The glitzy sport with ultrafast cars and a flair for the exotic has landed deep in the heart of Texas.