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United States GP practice delayed by storms

Rain storms force Saturday's free practice at the United States Grand Prix to be delayed.

Qualifying for the United States Grand Prix could be moved to Sunday after organisers at the Circuit of the Americas pushed back the start of Saturday's free practice session.

FP3 was due to get underway at 10am local time (4pm BST), but officials have refused to admit spectators until midday in Austin as heavy rain continues to fall at the track.

In the build-up to the race weekend, there had been doubts about whether the race would go ahead at all, with the worst of tropical storm Patricia hitting landfall in neighbouring Mexico in recent days.

Circuit organisers tweeted: "For the safety of our fans and employees, today's opening has been delayed until noon. Further updates will be forthcoming."

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Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates with the trophy on the podium after winning the Formula One Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit on September 27, 2015
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