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United States Grand Prix wins prestigious sports award 24 May 2013

The start of the race.
Formula One World Championship, Rd19 United States Grand Prix, Race, Austin, Texas, 18 November 2012 Race winner Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren celebrates on the podium.
Formula One World Championship, Rd19 United States Grand Prix, Race, Austin, Texas, 18 November 2012 Circuit view.
Formula One World Championship, Rd19, United States Grand Prix, Preparations, Austin, Texas, Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The 2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at Austin’s Circuit of The Americas has won the coveted ‘Sports Event of the Year’ award at the 2013 SportsBusiness Journal/Daily Business awards in New York.

The race, which attracted 265,000 fans to the brand new $400 million Texan venue last November, beat off competition from the 2012 Ryder Cup, the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals and the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials to scoop the prize, much to the delight of circuit president and CEO Steve Sexton.

“From the very beginning, there was some doubt whether our project would happen, but we hustled and we had a great team and a great group of owners behind us the whole way,” he said.

“We embarked on a nine-month journey, pulled the construction together, pulled the race off amidst a lot of complicated logistics - and had a great group of fans. I’m really proud of the team that pulled this off.”

The 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, round 18 of the 2013 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, takes place at the the Circuit of The Americas on November 15-17.

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