The Texas State Capitol in Austin, TexasThe entire Austin Grand Prix team is grateful for the support of our fans and friends throughout the past two and a half years! We wanted to share our appreciation with a few members of the F1 Paddock in a unique way, so we requested the flag of the State of Texas be flown above the Texas State Capitol on Sunday, November 18, 2012 to commemorate the Inaugural Formula 1 United States Grand Prix.
With the help of our friends Jennie Gow, Jason Swales and John Watson with BBC Radio 5 Live, two of the historic flags made it to São Paolo, Brazil for a special delivery during the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix. Jennie tells us that Lewis "was touched" by such a commemorative gift and Will Buxton also shared his reaction via Twitter: "Just been given the most amazing gift. One of the 4 flags that flew on the State Capitol on USGP Sunday. I'm in tears...hugely honoured and very grateful."
AGP is excited to share our Texas pride and this small part of history with the winner of our Inaugural race, Lewis Hamilton, and with Will Buxton, who has been an incredible supporter of Formula 1 in America. This is only the beginning!
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