For the first time in five years, Formula 1 is holding a race in the U.S. on Sunday. The "Circuit of the Americas" will run in Austin, Texas. Formula 1 racing is one of the biggest sports in the world, but it's also almost completely ignored in North America. We know. The race is on a Sunday afternoon so most people will be watching football. But commercials! Also, the games this weekend are all terrible. Enjoy your New York Jets playing the St. Louis Rams, masochists. For the rest you, we consulted An Expert who helped put together a beginner's guide so that you can have your friends over and enjoy something cool and new and fun that will make you feel slightly European. Ritzy car racing!
What is Formula 1 racing and how does it differ from Nascar?
They occasionally turn right, for one. The biggest difference is probably the cars. Nascar cars look like, well, cars. They look like something really, really ugly you might see on the street, whereas Formula 1 cars look like rocket ships. On top of that, Formula 1 tracks are super cool.
Is Dale Earnhardt involved?
Will Jeff Gordon be fighting anyone?
Still no. Formula 1 drivers aren't from Mississipi. (Gordon is actually from California.)