By Jim Vertuno, AP, 17 November 2012
The first United States Grand Prix since 2007 brought out some of the world's most famous and wealthiest.
‘Star Wars’ creator and filmmaker George Lucas strolled the paddock, where he stopped and shook hands with actor Patrick Dempsey before ducking into the McLaren team tent. Dempsey stopped to take pictures with fans before qualifying, as did actor Matt LeBlanc.
Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim was in the pit area during qualifying. The race is expected to draw several thousand fans from Mexico to support Mexican driver Sergio Perez, who is tenth in the driver standings and will jump from Sauber to McLaren in 2013.
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