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Ed Sheeran, Shaquille O’Neal, Brad Pitt and Apple CEO Tim Cook lead the star names at US Grand Prix

The stars have been out in pressure in Austin on Sunday as hundreds of Formula One followers descended on the Circuit of the Americas for a high-octane United States Grand Prix.

Brad Pitt, Ed Sheeran, Serena Williams, Shaquille O’Neal and Apple CEO Tim Cook have been all trackside for the F1 race, to observe the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen go toe-to-toe round the circuit.

It was an entire sell-out to the public, too, with a report 440,000 followers heading for the Austin circuit throughout the whole race weekend, as F1 fever continues to rise stateside.

Legendary Oscar-nominated actor Pitt was current throughout the whole weekend, and was pictured in the Mercedes storage on Sunday, the place he greeted his good good friend Hamilton alongside Apple CEO Cook.

Ed Sheeran (proper) poses with Sergio Perez and Red Bull chief Christian Horner (left) in the paddock earlier than the Grand Prix race

Fresh from her tennis retirement at the US Open, Serena Williams was a special guest at the United States Grand Prix

She even tried her hand at DJing ahead of the race in Austin, Texas on Sunday afternoon

Fresh from her tennis retirement at the US Open, Serena Williams was a particular visitor at the United States Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton hugs Brad Pitt (center) as the 12 Years A Slave actor and Apple CEO Tim Cook (right) wait to meet him

Lewis Hamilton hugs Brad Pitt (heart) as the 12 Years A Slave actor and Apple CEO Tim Cook (proper) wait to fulfill him

Pitt has been at the United States Grand Prix all weekend, attending Friday practice, Saturday qualifying and the Sunday race

Pitt has been at the United States Grand Prix all weekend, attending Friday apply, Saturday qualifying and the Sunday race

Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal pays a visit to the Williams garage ahead of the US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas

Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal pays a go to to the Williams storage forward of the US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas

Sheeran also posed for photos with world champion Max Verstappen (right) and his race engineer Gianpiero Lambiase

Sheeran additionally posed for pictures with world champion Max Verstappen (proper) and his race engineer Gianpiero Lambiase

He was additionally on the observe earlier than the race, the place he appeared lower than enthused with Sky Sports presenter Martin Brundle’s makes an attempt to interview him, brushing him off and as an alternative persevering with his journey in the direction of the entrance of the grid.

That snub ensured he felt the wrath of F1 followers on social media, as the majority sided with the ever-popular Brundle and his weekly try to interview showbiz stars forward of the race.

One man he did handle to talk to, in the meantime, was English popstar Sheeran, who was at the racetrack after performing for the Austin crowds after the qualifying session on Saturday.

‘It’s enjoyable, innit,’ he stated, ‘A brand new expertise,’ earlier than talking about his present the earlier night time: ‘My first huge present in America in 5 years, so I’m tremendous excited to be again. I’m cheering for Red Bull now, as I’ve simply met them.’ 

Apple CEO Cook walks through the paddock ahead of Sunday's huge race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas

Apple CEO Cook walks by way of the paddock forward of Sunday’s big race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas

British singer Sheeran (center, pictured with Christian and Geri Horner) performed for the Austin crowd on Saturday night

British singer Sheeran (heart, pictured with Christian and Geri Horner) carried out for the Austin crowd on Saturday night time

Hundreds of thousands of motorsport fans packed the grandstands at COTA across the weekend as F1 fever landed in Texas

Hundreds of hundreds of motorsport followers packed the grandstands at COTA throughout the weekend as F1 fever landed in Texas

Pitt waves to the crowd in Texas, but he appeared in no mood to speak to Sky Sports' Martin Brundle on the grid

Pitt waves to the crowd in Texas, however he appeared in no temper to talk to Sky Sports’ Martin Brundle on the grid

US film producer Jerry Bruckheimer (left), actor Pitt and film director Joseph Kosinski (right) ahead of the race in Austin

US movie producer Jerry Bruckheimer (left), actor Pitt and movie director Joseph Kosinski (proper) forward of the race in Austin

The Ipswich-born singer was pictured forward of the race with Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, in addition to Red Bull chief Christian Horner and his spouse Geri – previously of the Spice Girls.

Tre Cool, the Green Day drummer, was additionally current on the observe and joked: ‘We’re right here to assist the inexperienced group, Aston Martin… as a result of they’re inexperienced!’ 

Serena Williams, contemporary from her tennis retirement at the US Open, was additionally in Austin to absorb the spectacular scenes at the Circuit of the Americas.

Selling Sunset reality TV star Mary Fitzgerald and her boyfriend Romain Bonnet stand in the Red Bull garage before the race

Selling Sunset actuality TV star Mary Fitzgerald and her boyfriend Romain Bonnet stand in the Red Bull storage earlier than the race

Canadian actor Will Arnett - famous for playing Gob Bluth in Arrested Development - was another of the big names present

Canadian actor Will Arnett – well-known for taking part in Gob Bluth in Arrested Development – was one other of the huge names current

Irish actress Eve Hewson, daughter of U2 legend Bono, poses alongside her brother John and the two AlphaTauri drivers

Irish actress Eve Hewson, daughter of U2 legend Bono, poses alongside her brother John and the two AlphaTauri drivers

Mercedes star and seven-time world champion Hamilton waves to fans at COTA ahead of the race, which he started third

Mercedes star and seven-time world champion Hamilton waves to followers at COTA forward of the race, which he began third

Posting to her Instagram forward of the race, she filmed herself taking a journey in a golf cart, and additionally attempting her hand at DJ’ing in the hospitality areas. 

In the race itself, Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz began at the entrance, with world champion Verstappen alongside him in second. Behind them, Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and George Russell made up third and fourth. 

It was a disastrous begin for Sainz, although, who clashed with Russell on the very first nook of the race and was compelled into an early retirement. 

Daniel Ricciardo - a self-confessed lover of America - made himself a fan favorite by wearing a Texas shirt ahead of the race

Daniel Ricciardo – a self-confessed lover of America – made himself a fan favourite by carrying a Texas shirt forward of the race

TikTok star Daniel Mac, who has over 10million followers on the platform, poses with Red Bull driver Sergio Perez on Sunday

TikTok star Daniel Mac, who has over 10million followers on the platform, poses with Red Bull driver Sergio Perez on Sunday

Mick Schumacher, Haas driver and son of the legendary Michael, walks past the Texans cheerleaders ahead of the race

Mick Schumacher, Haas driver and son of the legendary Michael, walks previous the Texans cheerleaders forward of the race

Ex-Formula One driver Jenson Button was also present at the track in a media capacity, working for British television

Ex-Formula One driver Jenson Button was additionally current at the observe in a media capability, working for British tv

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