In this aerial photograph, a section of the Circuit of the Americas race track is shown in Austin Texas. Image: AP
In this aerial photograph, a section of the Circuit of the Americas race track is shown in Austin Texas. Image: AP
In this aerial photograph, a section of the Circuit of the Americas race track is shown in Austin Texas. Image: AP
In this aerial photograph, a section of the Circuit of the Americas race track is shown in Austin Texas. Image: AP
In this view from a tower, part of the Circuit of the Americas race track, is seen in Austin Texas. Image: AP
In this view from a tower, part of the Circuit of the Americas race track, is seen in Austin Texas. Image: AP
A view of the starting grid and pit lanes, right, at the Circuit of the Americas race track in Austin Texas. Image: AP
A view of the starting grid and pit lanes, right, at the Circuit of the Americas race track in Austin Texas. Image: AP
In this view from a tower, part of the Circuit of the Americas race track, is seen in Austin Texas. Image: AP
In this view from a tower, part of the Circuit of the Americas race track, is seen in Austin Texas. Image: AP
Austin fire fighters look from top of a tower at the Circuit of the Americas race track in Austin Texas. Image: AP
Austin fire fighters look from top of a tower at the Circuit of the Americas race track in Austin Texas. Image: AP
McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button bikes along the first corner at the Circuit of the Americas race track in Austin Texas. Image: AP
McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button bikes along the first corner at the Circuit of the Americas race track in Austin Texas. Image: AP

Austin, Texas, 16 November - Formula One is returning to the USA for the first time in six years this weekend and it's all getting underway at a brand new circuit in Austin, Texas.

The track's architect Hermann Tilke promises that it will be a difficult circuit and judging by the aerial shots in the gallery above, he's probably not wrong.

See all the action on Sunday night from 20h30 (South African time) on SuperSport2.

And if you need a refresher on the championship fight going down between Vettel and Alonso, check our preview here.