The Evolution of Formula One Racing in the USA 

The history of Formula One in the United States dates back to the 1950s when the Indianapolis 500 was included in the F1 World Championship.

However, it wasn't until 1959 that the United States Grand Prix was held for the first time at Sebring International Raceway in Florida.

The race moved to Watkins Glen, New York, in 1961, where it became a staple of the F1 calendar until 1980, showcasing legendary drivers like Mario Andretti and James Hunt.

After a hiatus, the United States Grand Prix returned in 1989 at Phoenix, Arizona, and later moved to Indianapolis in 2000, where it was held on a road course inside the iconic oval track.

The race gained popularity but faced controversy in 2005 when only six cars using Bridgestone tires participated due to safety concerns with Michelin tires.

Despite this, the US Grand Prix continued at Indianapolis until 2007 before moving to the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, in 2012, where it has been held ever since.