Reduced Grid To Start U.S. Grand Prix At COTA
The starting grid at this weekend's Formula One race in Texas will be the smallest in years.
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
The financially strapped Marussia and Caterham Formula One teams will sit-out this weekend’s third annual United States Grand Prix, reducing the starting grid at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, from 22 to 18 cars.
Already reeling from the life-threatening head injuries suffered by Frenchman Jules Bianchi during the Japanese Grand Prix on Oct. 5, Marussia has turned over operations to administrators FRP Advisory LLP. The team reportedly will continue to operate while a long-term assessment is undertaken. Marussia’s participation in the season’s final two rounds at Brazil on Nov. 9 and Abu Dhabi on Nov. 23 remains undecided.
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