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Wow......looks like a fun weekend in Austin this weekend, with strong winds and torrential rain on the cards. Off the track, there has been speculation that Red Bull may do a deal with Honda this weekend ( shows you just how low Red Bulls stock has sunk ) for engines next year, and all eyes seem to be on the simmering spat between Kimi Raikkonen and Valteri Bottas after the collision in Russia that ended Bottas race. Then there's also the usual shots of drivers in cowboy hats, and the commentary around whether Hamilton can wrap up the Driver's Championship this weekend ( if he finishes 3 points ahead of Rosberg, and 9 ahead of Vettel, then that's it).

It seems the locals here are not too keen on the race, with local radio callers referring to it as an "...event for international billionaires...." and laughing about the weather forecast. Ticket sales and corporate bookings are down this year, with many of the corporate facilities from previous years missing. But the track is still the same, and the Austin hospitality remains just as warm as ever - this event is still a must-do in my opinion.

Here's an "...only in America..." to finish on. Talking with some friends here, they were looking to book an Uber car - and the Uber app gives you the option to book an Uber Helicopter. Nice (thanks Matt)!!

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