The second of the three rounds of the season in the USA for Formula 1, demonstrating the growing interest for the sport throughout the country. According to the Brembo technicians, the
Circuit of the Americas is a circuit with
medium-level difficulty for brakes. On a scale of 1 to 5, it is rated
3 on the difficulty index, the same as the Miami International Autodrome and the Las Vegas track.
In April, when the COTA hosted MotoGP, several riders complained about the conditions of the asphalt mentioning the difference in grip on various parts of the track. For the single-seaters, the consequences of this may be diminished but a lot depends on the weather: in 2015. due to flooding caused by Hurricane Patricia, the qualifying rounds were postponed to Sunday morning.