In a Sprint

Oracle Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen exits Turn 15 during the Formula 1 Sprint race.

More than 400,000 people attended the 2023 Formula 1 Lenovo United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas in Austin last weekend. From Prince Harry to Drew Barrymore, it was a star-studded event that saw Oracle Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen clinch his 50th Grand Prix win.

This season also marked the first time the sport's new "sprint race" was brought to American soil. The new format involved teams only having a single practice session on Friday afternoon before going directly into qualifying for Sunday’s Grand Prix later in the day. Saturday served as a sort of standalone event, with a Sprint Shootout in the afternoon, and a Sprint Race in the evening that is just a little under half of a full race distance in length.

Formula 1 will return to Circuit of the Americas in Austin next year from Oct. 18—20.

Alfa Romeo's Valtteri Bottas arrives at the track in cowboy couture.

MoneyGram Haas F1 Team's Nico Hülkenberg stops to take a selfie with a fan during the team's unveiling of a special livery for the U.S. Grand Prix.

Prema Racing's Chloe Chong takes part in free practice on the F1 Academy series, an all-female series meant to serve as a pipeline to the elite levels of motorsport for women.

A new mural stands to the left of the main grandstand outside the circuit, depicting the three primary race series that COTA hosts as well as the Austin skyline.

Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team's Lance Stroll navigates the tower complex during free practice.

A view from the back of the Turn 19 grandstand while fans take in the first Formula 1 free practice.

A performer does lasso tricks on the concourse outside the main grandstand during Friday's track action.

McLaren F1 Team's Lando Norris crests the hill at Turn 10 with the massive Texas state flag and COTA tower looming in the background.

Oracle Red Bull Racing's Sergio "Checo" Perez navigates the second qualifying round for Sunday's Grand Prix.

Scuderia Ferrari's Charles Leclerc navigate the second qualifying round for Sunday's Grand Prix.

A very Texas-size welcome greets visitors as they enter the Grand Plaza area at the circuit through the main entrance gates.

Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team's Fernando Alonso—a two-time F1 Drivers Champion—stops at the end of the pit lane at the start of the Sprint Shootout on Saturday afternoon.

Crowd scene from the run up to Turn 1 during the Formula 1 Sprint Shootout.

Verstappen speeds up the hill toward "Big Red"—the first corner of the racetrack named after one of the initial investors, Red McCombs—during the Formula 1 Sprint Shootout.

Verstappen leads the pack around Turn 12 on the first lap of Saturday evening's Formula 1 Sprint Race.

FROM LEFT: Lewis Hamitlon, Verstappen, and Charles Leclerc pose with award presenter Sha'Carri Richardson at the end of the Formula 1 Sprint Race on Saturday.

Members of the University of Texas Longhorn Band flash the horns before hefore heading out onto the track to perform prior to the race.

Norris overtakes Ferrari's Charles Leclerc at the first corner of the 2023 Formula 1 Lenovo United States Grand Prix.

Norris exits Turn 1 in the early stages of the Grand Prix.

Scuderia Alpha Tauri's Yuki Tsunoda climbs the "Big Red" hill toward Turn 1 during the Grand Prix.

Verstappen wins both the Sprint Race and the 2023 Formula 1 Lenovo United States Grand Prix.

A Formula 1 car labeled 'Oracle' speeds in front of the tall tower at Circuit of the Americas A man in a cowboy hat and bandana poses for the camera wearing Aviator sunglasses A fan dressed in orange poses with a driver wearing black and sunglasses A red, white, and green car labeled with the words 'Petrolhed by Kathryn' drives past a crowd of people A group of people walk in front of a colorful mural with a racecar labeled with ATX The blur of a green racecar is visible in front of a crowd of people A small group of people stand in grandstands underneath a large blue sky A man in a gray shirt with a black hat and rope performs a trick in front of a gray background An F1 car passes in front of a large Texas flag above a strip of pavement A black F1 car labeled 'Oracle' passes in front of a motion blurred background A red F1 car drives on gray pavement in front of a blurred background A large banner reading 'Welcome to Texas' reflected in a large pool on the F1 A detail shot of a green F1 car on a red background with a driver's helmet barely visible in the bottom right A large inflatable Pikachu is the focal point of this image of a crowd of race fans A racecar zooms past a blurred crowd under blue sky with white clouds Eight F1 cars circle a pavement track painted in red, white, and green while onlookers view from shaded grandstands behind A group of four people, three in Red Bull Racing uniforms, pose in front of an F1 car A small group of members of the Longhorn Band flash the 'Hook em Horns' hand sign wearing marching band attire A group of F1 cars circle a pavement track while crowds watch in the distance The front of an orange F1 car is just visible as it passes in front of a blurred crowd An overhead view of an F1 car coming down a slightly hilly pavement course A person in a race helmet and Red Bull Racing uniform makes a celebratory pose

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