A week after the maelstrom that was Canada, the Formula One circus heads to the States, where three veteran protagonists will be looking to close the gap to Hamilton... needless top say, after his first win, the rookie is not expected to make life easy.
Something of an anomaly on the Formula One calendar, the Indianapolis Grand Prix circuit usually throws up some surprises. The final corner and main straight provide the single longest full throttle drag on the calendar, requiring low drag to maintain top speed and prevent drafting by those who would overtake.
On the other hand, the tight, twisty infield rewards downforce and is important for laptimes, getting the balance right to be quick in qualifying without being vulnerable on the straight is a game of chicken. The teams will be checking each others' top speeds and removing downforce to stay in touch, attempting not to be too compromised on the infield.