US GP Preview: D'Ambrosio's track guide
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US GP Preview: D'Ambrosio's track guide

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F1 returns to the United States for the first time since 2007, and Jerome d'Ambrosio - the only man to have driven the track in a modern F1 car - talks us through the first lap of the Austin circuit

Until Friday morning's first free practice session at the Circuit of the Americas, Lotus reserve driver Jerome d'Ambrosio will hold the distinction of being the only man to have lapped the circuit in a relatively contemporary grand prix car.

The Belgian, who raced for Lotus in the Italian Grand Prix in September, completed a brief demonstration run of four laps in a two-year-old Renault R28 last month before technical problems intervened. But it was enough to give him a feel of Formula 1's newest track.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jérôme d'Ambrosio
Author Edd Straw