With one round left to go, the FSR 2014 World Drivers' Championship culminates in the upcoming weekend at Austin, Texas on the new built Circuit of the Americas and you can watch it all via our live stream.
Making its entrance for the first time in the FSR calendar, COTA will provide the drivers a challenging mix of corners, including a number of fast S-turns in sector one, followed by a slows-speed stadium section. The track will feature two DRS zones: one on the main straight and one on the backstraight, which at 1.2 km ranks among the longest in the calendar, ensuring good overtaking opportunities. The tire choice of soft and medium compounds will likely see all cars pitting at least 3 times
The driver's championship title will for the first time ever in FSR history (2001-2013) go down to the wire, as Morgan Morand and Bono Huis are separated by 10 points to the Frenchman's advantage, following the Suzuka race where both championship contenders scored null. This time it will be enough for Morand to score a third place in order to secure the championship, regardless of where Huis finishes, due to the number of victories advantage (5 to 2). Should Huis secure the championship on Sunday, he would become the first to ever win five championships in FSR, all in a row (Bruno Marques holds second with three championships). For Morand, the championship would mark the first after being runner-up in 2012.
In constructor's, Precision Motorsports is already the crowned champion, becoming the first team ever to win 5 championships in a row (2010-2014). Places 2,3,4 and 5 are still to be decided. Crown7NetRex holds a 20-point lead to Twister-Racing, which in turn is 22 points ahead of GT Omega, being 5 points ahead of Twister-Racing Black.
The championship decider and all other series will be be broadcasted live on YouTube, starting with the Ace on Saturday 16:30 GMT, followed by Pro on Sunday 13:30 GMT, culminating into the World Championship, starting on Sunday 16:30 GMT. Read the following track facts and race bets to find out the favorites for the event!
- Length: 5.513 km
- Race distance: 56 laps / 308.728 km
- Direction: anti-clockwise
- Number of corners: 20
- Longest flat-out section: 1.2km
- Full throttle: 68%
- Tyre wear: Medium
- Engine wear: Medium
- Brake wear: Medium
- Downforce: High
- Winner: David Greco
- Pole position: Morgan Morand
- Fastest lap: Bono Huis
- Best team score: Precision Motorsports
- Number of classfied finishers: 15
- Favourite strategy: 3 Stop
- Top grid advancer: Patrick De Wit
- Pole laptime: 1:36.4