24/10/2012 14:30 BST

Jérôme D'Ambrosio Drives United States Grand Prix Formula One Track (VIDEO)

With the United States Grand Prix now less than a month away, Lotus Formula One Team driver Jérôme D'Ambrosio had the privilege of becoming the first man to drive the brand new Circuit of the Americas.

The race will return in Austin, Texas on 18 November after a five year absence from the F1 calendar.

Lewis Hamilton won the last US GP at the Indy 500's home, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in 2007.

In 2013, New Jersey will add a second US race on a 3.2-mile street circuit with views of the New York City skyline.