in Austin by Greg Mikesell

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Perhaps Taylor Swift saved Formula One in America after all. Or great weather did. Either way, this weekend’s United States Grand Prix in Austin was a smash success, the most attended race yet in the event’s now four-year history.

Moonlighting over at Autoweek, our own Alanis King reported from the scene 269,889 people attended the festivities over a three-day period. That’s about 4,000 more than even the race’s inaugural weekend in 2012, and considerably more than the flood-soaked disaster of 2015, which only drew 224,011 fans and cast serious doubt on the race’s future.

New F1 chairman Chase Carey has expressed a desire to grow the American fanbase, leading to questions about holding multiple races in the United States.

However, Ecclestone is unsure that getting another race in the USA would be possible, having tried to get the Grand Prix of the America in New Jersey off the ground in recent years.

“I think it will be difficult to get more races [in the U.S.]” Ecclestone told Reuters.

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Published on Oct 20, 2016

Get insight from the drivers and Mercedes’ Andrew Shovlin on one of the great first corners in F1: Turn 1 at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin.

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Published on Oct 22, 2016

Taylor Swift – This Is What You Came For – Live At Formula 1 Grand Prix “F1 USGP” |Austin, Texas|
(Acoustic)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl4Guwu3Hbg

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About Greg Mikesell

Greg Mikesell is the Chief Operating Officer at Principle Health Group, an ancillary laboratory services provider in Austin, Texas.

Greg brings years of experience in finance and business management to his healthcare background with an emphasis in physician relations, market research, data analysis and business planning.

Greg graduated cum laude from the University of Texas with a BBA in Accounting where he completed an independent study on the purchase of LASIK equipment for private practice that utilized discounted cash flow models and selective market research and data analysis. He also completed a year of Nursing Education at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Greg's passion is helping physicians succeed in their practices through access to the best laboratory services possible for their patients.

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