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What does it take to get an F1 team to Austin? (VIDEO)

Nov 15, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT

For those involved in the continent-hopping culture of Formula One, logistics can be every bit a battle as winning races.

The effort that teams must put in just to get everything they need to the race track is an enormous one, and the process just gets more complicated when the series goes out of its European base and into places like Circuit of the Americas, which hosts this weekend’s United States Grand Prix (Sun., 2 p.m. ET, NBC-TV and NBC Sports Live Extra).

Luckily for Lotus, they have a very experienced hand in its Race Team Coordinator, Geoff Simmonds. Having worked in almost 250 Formula One events, he is well aware of what it takes to keep a squad running smoothly from one track to the next.

As the team prepared to begin its weekend in America, Simmonds took the NBC cameras into the Lotus garage to explain how everything inside was transported from the Grands Prix in Abu Dhabi and Korea to the Texas hill country.

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