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United States Grand Prix
Circuit of the Americas, Austin
Practice 1: In Progress
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Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
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2
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
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3
Max Verstappen Red Bull
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4
Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull
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Circuit of the Americas, Austin RACE TRACK, 19 Oct 2018
Leaders Lap Time
1:47.502
Lewis Hamilton
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As it happened: 2018 United States Grand Prix

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21 Oct 2018

Kimi Raikkonen takes his first win in 113 races. Max makes his first podium in the US in P2 and Hamilton is 3rd.

21 Oct 2018

Geez. too much action for our hearts. Max won't let Lewis pass and Vettel goes pass Bottas!

21 Oct 2018

Lewis just needs to get past Verstappen to win the championship, but it is proving to be near impossible.

21 Oct 2018

Wouldn't it be lovely though to see Kimi win this race?

21 Oct 2018

If Hamilton finishes in P3, he won't be winning the championship today. He will have to win the race.

21 Oct 2018

15 more laps to go.

21 Oct 2018

Verstappen told Hamilton has pitted due to severe blistering on the softs.

21 Oct 2018

Hamilton comes out behind Bottas who will naturally let him pass.

21 Oct 2018

Lewis is coming in to pit!

21 Oct 2018

What can Mercedes' strategy be? They need to bring Hamilton in. Kimi is catching up fast.

21 Oct 2018

Hamilton's rear tyres looking quite tender and LeClerc told to retire the car - second race in a row.

21 Oct 2018

If positions stay as they currently are, Hamilton will become the 2018 F1 champion winner.

21 Oct 2018

Vettel asking about the frontrunners on the radio.

21 Oct 2018

Pirelli predicts Hamilton to do a 2-stop.

21 Oct 2018

Vettel comes out of the pits.

21 Oct 2018

Vettel told to let Kimi pass.

21 Oct 2018

Lap 25/ 56. Vettel still not pitted as he wants fresh tyres towards the end.

21 Oct 2018

Verstappen comes out in front of Bottas! 

21 Oct 2018

Vettel should just let Kimi through now.

21 Oct 2018

Kimi pits and comes out with soft compounds.

21 Oct 2018

Lewis just can't get pass Kimi!

21 Oct 2018

Sainz given a 5second penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage.
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Ferrari
1:40.338
-
56
2
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:39.494
1.281
56
3
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:39.033
2.342
56
4
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:38.708
18.222
56
5
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:42.673
24.744
56
6
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:41.837
87.210
56
7
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Renault
1:41.922
94.994
56
8
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Force India
1:42.670
101.080
56
9
Nationality
Brendon Hartley
Toro Rosso
1:40.380
1 LAP
55
10
Nationality
Marcus Ericsson
Sauber
1:40.352
1 LAP
55
11
Nationality
Stoffel Vandoorne
McLaren
1:40.439
1 LAP
55
12
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso
1:42.132
1 LAP
55
13
Nationality
Sergey Sirotkin
Williams
1:43.902
1 LAP
55
14
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Williams
1:43.967
2 LAPS
54
R
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
McLaren
RETIRED
57 LAPS
1
R
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
RETIRED
57 LAPS
2
R
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull
RETIRED
57 LAPS
8
R
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Sauber
RETIRED
57 LAPS
31
DSQ
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Force India
1:43.142
99.288
56
DSQ
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:43.413
100.657
56

07 Nov 2018

Weather Update: Cloudy with chance of rain.
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:32.237
-
20
2
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Ferrari
1:32.307
0.07
15
3
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:32.616
0.379
17
4
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull
1:33.494
1.257
14
5
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:32.298
0.061
18
6
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Force India
1:34.145
1.908
18
7
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:34.215
1.978
18
8
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:34.250
2.013
17
9
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Sauber
1:34.420
2.183
17
10
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Force India
1:34.594
2.357
17
11
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Renault
1:34.566
2.329
12
12
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:34.732
2.495
12
13
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
McLaren
1:35.294
3.057
6
14
Nationality
Sergey Sirotkin
Williams
1:35.362
3.125
6
15
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Williams
1:35.480
3.243
8
16
Nationality
Marcus Ericsson
Sauber
1:35.536
3.299
8
17
Nationality
Stoffel Vandoorne
McLaren
1:35.735
3.498
6
18
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
4
19
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso
13
20
Nationality
Brendon Hartley
Toro Rosso
13
Qualifying 1
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:34.130
-
5
2
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:34.518
0.388
5
3
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:34.569
0.439
5
4
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Ferrari
1:34.703
0.573
5
5
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull
1:34.755
0.625
5
6
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:34.766
0.636
4
7
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso
1:34.850
0.720
9
8
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Force India
1:34.876
0.746
6
9
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Renault
1:34.891
0.761
6
10
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:34.892
0.762
5
11
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:34.932
0.802
6
12
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:34.972
0.842
6
13
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Sauber
1:35.069
0.939
8
14
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Force India
1:35.193
1.063
5
15
Nationality
Brendon Hartley
Toro Rosso
1:35.206
1.076
9
16
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
McLaren
1:35.294
1.164
6
17
Nationality
Sergey Sirotkin
Williams
1:35.362
1.232
6
18
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Williams
1:35.480
1.350
8
19
Nationality
Marcus Ericsson
Sauber
1:35.536
1.406
8
20
Nationality
Stoffel Vandoorne
McLaren
1:35.735
1.605
6

21 Oct 2018

END OF Q1: Alonso, Sirotkin, Stroll, Ericsson and Vandoorne the five men out of the first part of qualifying.

21 Oct 2018

Esteban Ocon goes into P7 Fernando Alonso can only make P13...

21 Oct 2018

The chequered flag is out to end Q1, but there are 14 cars out on track trying to make it into Q2.

21 Oct 2018

There is a huge line of traffic coming towards the start/finish line, as the midfield runners look to improve on their time.

21 Oct 2018

Verstappen's right rear suspension failed after that tyre went over the sausage kerbs on the outside of Turn 15.

21 Oct 2018

FIVE MINUTES TO GO IN Q1: HAM BOT VET RAI RIC VER GRO SAI GAS PER HUL MAG OCO LEC HAR Drop Zone: Alonso, Sirotkin, Ericsson, Vandoorne, Stroll

21 Oct 2018

Max Verstappen looks to be out of the session, as his right rear suspension looks broken.

21 Oct 2018

Grosjean goes P6 at the end of the lap, ahead of Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull.

21 Oct 2018

Romain Grosjean puts in the fastest first sector of the session on his first flying lap.

21 Oct 2018

Valtteri Bottas goes P1 with a 1:34.5, but is immediately knocked down into P2 by Lewis Hamilton, with the Brit posting a 1:34.1.

21 Oct 2018

Max Verstappen goes P3, just two tenths off the Ferrari pace.

21 Oct 2018

Well, well, well.. Track limits are coming into play in qualifying at Turn 19. Pierre Gasly's first lap time has been deleted as a consequence.

21 Oct 2018

Kimi puts in a 1:34.9, but is immediately beaten by Sebastian Vettel.

21 Oct 2018

Hartley - 1:36.943 Gasly - 1:36.457 The Frenchman goes fastest in the early running.

21 Oct 2018

Eight cars on track so far, with both Saubers, Ferraris, Toro Rossos and Williams out on track.

21 Oct 2018

Toro Rosso team-mate Pierre Gasly follows him out, with both knowing they will be starting on the back row of the grid, having taken power unit and gearbox penalties for this grand prix.

21 Oct 2018

Brendon Hartley is the first man out on track this afternoon.

21 Oct 2018

Q1 IS UNDERWAY! THE GREEN LIGHT IS ON!

21 Oct 2018

A reminder of the three dry tyres available for this weekend. Ultrasofts (US) are expected to be the tyre of choice, but the supersofts (SS) and softs (S) are also in use in Texas.

21 Oct 2018

FIVE MINUTES UNTIL QUALIFYING!

21 Oct 2018

The engine cover is currently off Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari, could there be an issue for the Finn?

21 Oct 2018

It looks set to be a dry qualifying for the United States GP, and that could mean that the ultimate lap record around COTA gets broken this afternoon. Lewis Hamilton's 1:33.108 is the mark from last year.

21 Oct 2018

The two Red Bulls look like they will be in a little battle of their own after the qualifying sims, while the best of the rest battle could be tightly contested.

21 Oct 2018

FIFTEEN MINUTE WARNING FOR QUALIFYING IN THE UNITED STATES!

21 Oct 2018

The two Finns were also in the top four in FP3, with Kimi Raikkonen just 0.03s behind his Ferrari team-mate. Bottas was fourth, but seven tenths behind. However, the Mercedes man produced his fastest time on the supersofts, compared to the rest on the ultrasofts.

21 Oct 2018

Lewis Hamilton was fastest in both sessions on Friday in the pouring rain at COTA, and a pole position start for tomorrow could be the first step to wrapping up the Championship this weekend.

21 Oct 2018

However, even if Vettel is quickest in qualifying, he will not be at the front of the grid come Sunday's race in Austin. The German has a three-place grid drop after "failing to slow sufficiently for red flags" in FP1 on Friday morning.

21 Oct 2018

Sebastian Vettel was fastest on the qualifying simulation programmes in FP3, but he has been fastest in the final practice session nine times in 2019. Only once has he then gone on to take pole position.

21 Oct 2018

Hello and welcome to our coverage of qualifying at the Circuit of the Americas, ahead of the United States Grand Prix. The session gets underway in thirty minutes time. All times shown are local
Qualifying 2
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Ferrari
1:32.884
-
8
2
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:33.079
0.195
11
3
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:33.480
0.596
13
4
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:33.702
0.818
11
5
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull
1:34.185
1.301
8
6
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Sauber
1:34.255
1.371
14
7
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:34.419
1.535
11
8
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Force India
1:34.522
1.638
12
9
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Force India
1:34.525
1.641
11
10
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:34.564
1.680
12
11
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Renault
1:34.566
1.682
12
12
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:34.732
1.848
12
13
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso
13
14
Nationality
Brendon Hartley
Toro Rosso
13
15
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
4

21 Oct 2018

Kimi Raikkonen was fastest, ahead of his team-mate Sebastian Vettel and the two Mercedes.

21 Oct 2018

Pierre Gasly, Brendon Hartley and Max Verstappen did not set a time in Q2, and also drop out the session.

21 Oct 2018

Carlos Sainz and Kevin Magnussen are the two men to drop out of Q2, with Sainz just 0.002s behind his Renault team-mate Nico Hulkenberg.

21 Oct 2018

The chequered flag comes out to end the second part of qualifying. Seven cars battling for five places right now.

21 Oct 2018

Daniel Ricciardo will not come out again in Q2, so the Australian will start on the (SS), if he gets through. He only has five tenths of a second for safety.

21 Oct 2018

The two Mercedes come back out on track on the (US) tyres.

21 Oct 2018

FIVE MINUTES TO GO IN Q2: RAI VET HAM BOT RIC LEC GRO PER OCO HUL Drop Zone: Sainz, Magnussen, Gasly (No Time), Hartley (No Time), Verstappen (No Time)

21 Oct 2018

The Brit puts in a 1:33.4, still four tenths slower than Vettel.

21 Oct 2018

Surprisingly, Hamilton goes again on the same set of tyres..

21 Oct 2018

Raikkonen - 1:32.8 (US) Vettel - 1:33.0 (SS) Bottas - 1:33.7 (SS) Hamilton - 1:34.0 (SS) Ferrari have the early edge in Q2.

21 Oct 2018

Both Mercedes have gone out on the (SS), as has Sebastian Vettel. Meanwhile, Kimi Raikkonen has gone out on the (US).

21 Oct 2018

A reminder that the tyres used in this session will be the starting tyre for the grand prix, for those that make it through to Q2. So will it be the (SS) or (US)..

21 Oct 2018

Q2 IS UNDERWAY!

21 Oct 2018

Two Mercedes, two Ferraris, two Red Bulls to finish in Q1.. Will it be a five way battle for pole as we go on, with the lack of a certain Dutchman..

21 Oct 2018

So, through to Q2 are: HAM BOT VET RAI RIC VER GAS OCO SAI GRO HUL MAG LEC PER HAR But.. Verstappen (suspension) and the two Toro Rossos (penalties) are not expected to run in Q2..
Qualifying 3
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:32.237
-
20
2
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:32.298
0.061
18
3
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Ferrari
1:32.307
0.070
15
4
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:32.616
0.379
17
5
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull
1:33.494
1.257
14
6
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Force India
1:34.145
1.908
18
7
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:34.215
1.978
18
8
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:34.250
2.013
17
9
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Sauber
1:34.420
2.183
17
10
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Force India
1:34.594
2.357
17

21 Oct 2018

Well that was exciting, wasn't it?! Make sure you join us tomorrow for what could be the crowning of a five-time World Champion for just the third time in Formula 1 history. Our coverage will start 6pm UK time, 12pm Texas time. Join us then, bye for now.

21 Oct 2018

So Kimi Raikkonen will line up alongside Lewis Hamilton on the front row of the grid at COTA on Sunday, and the Finn will have the quicker (US) tyre. That could put a spanner in the works.

21 Oct 2018

Esteban Ocon qualifies in P6 as the best of the rest, ahead of Nico Hulkenberg, Romain Grosjean, Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez.

21 Oct 2018

Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen were within 0.07s of the Brit, with Bottas in P4. However, Vettel will drop down behind Daniel Ricciardo and start tomorrow's race in P5 after he takes his penalty.

21 Oct 2018

LEWIS HAMILTON TAKES POLE POSITION!

21 Oct 2018

Lewis Hamilton now goes quickest... Just Vettel left..

21 Oct 2018

Kimi Raikkonen goes fastest...

21 Oct 2018

Bottas moves into P2, ahead of Sebastian Vettel.

21 Oct 2018

Sebastian Vettel goes purple through the first sector once again. Kimi Raikkonen goes purple in the middle sector, but then so does Lewis Hamilton.

21 Oct 2018

Here we go...

21 Oct 2018

All ten cars are out on track with just over two minutes to go in qualifying.

21 Oct 2018

Four minutes to go, and the drivers are getting ready to go for that final attempt in Austin.

21 Oct 2018

Romain Grosjean has P6 at the moment, with Hulkenberg, Ocon and Perez following him. Leclerc yet to set a time so far.

21 Oct 2018

Hamilton has provisional pole! A 1:32.567 is a new track lap record, to start with, but also gets ahead of Vettel and Bottas by a tenth of a second. Raikkonen is +0.4s, with Ricciardo +0.9s adrift.

21 Oct 2018

Hamilton takes the purple honours in the middle sector.

21 Oct 2018

Sebastian Vettel goes purple through the first sector on the opening runs.

21 Oct 2018

Charles Leclerc is the only man in the top ten that has not appeared on track for an early run.

21 Oct 2018

Q3 AND THE BATTLE FOR POLE IS UNDERWAY!

21 Oct 2018

Charles Leclerc was best of the rest in Q2, with Romain Grosjean, Nico Hulkenberg and the two Force Indias also getting through to the final part of qualifying.

21 Oct 2018

It looks to be a four-horse race, considering how far Daniel Ricciardo was off the pace of the top four in Q2. Or do Red Bull have more in the tank?
Practice 1
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:47.502
-
6
2
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:48.806
1.304
7
3
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:48.847
1.345
9
4
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull
1:49.326
1.824
9
5
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Ferrari
1:50.723
3.221
9
6
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Renault
1:50.875
3.373
5
7
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
McLaren
1:51.036
3.534
9
8
Nationality
Lando Norris
McLaren
1:51.232
3.73
9
9
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Force India
1:51.655
4.153
9
10
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:51.661
4.159
8
11
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:51.717
4.215
5
12
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Williams
1:51.896
4.394
8
13
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:51.906
4.404
7
14
Nationality
Marcus Ericsson
Sauber
1:51.938
4.436
9
15
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Force India
1:52.085
4.583
8
16
Nationality
Sergey Sirotkin
Williams
1:52.180
4.678
8
17
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Sauber
1:52.706
5.204
5
18
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso
1:52.910
5.408
8
19
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:53.509
6.007
6
20
Nationality
Sean Gelael
Toro Rosso
1:55.710
8.208
8

07 Nov 2018

Now Hamilton is top of the pile with a 1:47.502, 1.3 seconds quicker than Bottas and Verstappen.

07 Nov 2018

Hamilton's first timed lap is a 1:50.015, which puts him P3 on the leaderboard.

07 Nov 2018

Track is clear again with 40 minutes of the session remaining.

07 Nov 2018

And by marshals on track, we mean big trucks with big blowers. We are in America after all...

07 Nov 2018

Red flag! It's nothing major, however. Leclerc's off saw a lot of gravel spill out onto the track, so the marshals are going to have a quick tidy up.

07 Nov 2018

We have our first off and it's Leclerc who has found the gravel trap. A reminder that the track is still not dry enough yet to start properly pushing the car.

07 Nov 2018

Just a sight-seeing lap for Vettel, four seconds down on new pace-setter Bottas in P7. 1:48.806 the new marker.

07 Nov 2018

Bottas pops himself into P2, in between the two Red Bulls. Vettel is out on a 'flying' lap right now.

07 Nov 2018

The flip-flopping continues as Ricciardo drops into 1:49 benchmark.

07 Nov 2018

Verstappen finds another eight tenths to re-take top spot.

07 Nov 2018

And now Ricciardo leapfrogs him again with a 1:51.512.

07 Nov 2018

Oooh, timed laps on the board. Verstappen sticks up a 1:53.644 with Ricciardo 1.6 seconds slower in P2.

07 Nov 2018

The Red bull boys are coming out to play. Ricciardo and Verstappen are both out on track with the inters helping clear some more water.

07 Nov 2018

Ferrari are trialling a new floor in Austin which contains plenty of little fins on the bargeboard areas. Apt, then, that the Finn is going to test it out. Raikkonen's team-mate Vettel has the old floor on for now.

07 Nov 2018

The only driver on track at the moment is Nico Hulkenberg. He is on the inters, though, suggesting the track is starting to dry out a little bit. If the rain stays away there could be a flurry of activity towards the end of the session.

07 Nov 2018

A few install laps have been completed, among the next to head out for theirs are the Mercedes duo of Valtteri Bottas and some chap called Lewis Hamilton.

07 Nov 2018

And out comes Norris, Hulkenberg, Magnussen and Gelael to join the Swede.

07 Nov 2018

Green lights. Marcus Ericsson the first to head out of the garage with the full wet tyres strapped on.

07 Nov 2018

The rain almost looks like it is thinking about stopping for a while, which would be nice. But, there is a lot of standing water to clear first.

07 Nov 2018

Persistent rain is set to fall at COTA for the next couple of days, with qualifying day on Saturday predicted to be the worst. If some reports are to be believed, qualifying could be pushed back until Sunday morning, where a dry day is expected.

07 Nov 2018

Nicholas Latifi was pencilled in to replace Esteban Ocon at Force India, but the bad weather means Ocon is back in with track time at a premium today.

07 Nov 2018

A couple of reserve drivers are booked in for the FP1 session in Austin. Sean Gelael will drive for Toro Rosso and Lando Norris is in the McLaren ahead of his 2019 drive.

07 Nov 2018

Hamilton has insisted he is not thinking about the title heading into the latest weekend of action, but there is simply no better place for him to try and clinch that fifth title. He has won five out of the six races held at the Circuit of The Americas.

07 Nov 2018

Is this the weekend that Lewis Hamilton will bag his fifth World Championship title? With a 67-point lead and just four races to go, he needs to outscore Sebastian Vettel by eight points or more in Austin to seal the deal.

07 Nov 2018

Welcome to the Circuit of the Americas, home of the United States F1 Grand Prix. All times are local.
Practice 2
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Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Stoffel Vandoorne
McLaren
-
0
2
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull
0.0
0
3
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
0.0
0
4
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Ferrari
0.0
0
5
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
0.0
0
6
Nationality
Marcus Ericsson
Sauber
0.0
0
7
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso
0.0
0
8
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Force India
0.0
0
9
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
McLaren
0.0
0
10
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Sauber
0.0
0
11
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Williams
0.0
0
12
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
0.0
0
13
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
0.0
0
14
Nationality
Brendon Hartley
Toro Rosso
0.0
0
15
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Force India
0.0
0
16
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
0.0
0
17
Nationality
Sergey Sirotkin
Williams
0.0
0
18
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
0.0
0
19
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Renault
0.0
0
20
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
0.0
0

07 Nov 2018

We have the soft (S), supersoft (SS) and ultrasoft (US) tyres available, but it will be the inters (I) and wets (W) for this afternoon.

07 Nov 2018

FIVE MINUTES UNTIL FP2 STARTS!

07 Nov 2018

That could mean that Fernando Alonso, now into the last four races of his Formula 1 career, could just focus on WEC for next year..

07 Nov 2018

Away from Formula 1, McLaren have announced that they are not ready to go full-time in IndyCar just yet, but Fernando Alonso could still get the Triple Crown with the Indy500 in 2019.

07 Nov 2018

The wet weather remains in Austin, and we could be in for another slow session this afternoon...

07 Nov 2018

FIFTEEN MINUTES TO GO UNTIL FP2!

07 Nov 2018

Norris was just behind Fernando Alonso in the sister McLaren, while Sean Gelael finished the first session of the United States GP weekend in last place, more than 1.4s behind Pierre Gasly.

07 Nov 2018

Both Lando Norris and Sean Gelael came in for FP1, replacing Stoffel Vandoorne and Brendon Hartley respectively.

07 Nov 2018

Vettel finished FP1 in P5, behind the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo. Kimi Raikkonen was P6 in this morning's running.

07 Nov 2018

Hamilton's title rival, Sebastian Vettel, could be facing a penalty for failing to slow under the red flags, brought out by Charles Leclerc's off in FP1.

07 Nov 2018

Lewis Hamilton led the way in FP1, on what was a rain-soaked COTA this morning. He was 1.3s ahead of the nearest challenger, which was his team-mate, Valtteri Bottas.

07 Nov 2018

Hello and welcome to our coverage of second practice at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. All times shown are local.
Practice 3
#
Driver
Team
Time
Gap
Laps
1
Nationality
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
1:33.797
-
20
2
Nationality
Kimi Raikkonen
Ferrari
1:33.843
0.046
21
3
Nationality
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
1:33.870
0.073
23
4
Nationality
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes
1:34.556
0.759
21
5
Nationality
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
1:34.703
0.906
21
6
Nationality
Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull
1:34.910
1.113
20
7
Nationality
Charles Leclerc
Sauber
1:35.365
1.568
21
8
Nationality
Sergio Perez
Force India
1:35.411
1.614
21
9
Nationality
Carlos Sainz
Renault
1:35.450
1.653
21
10
Nationality
Romain Grosjean
Haas
1:35.468
1.671
19
11
Nationality
Esteban Ocon
Force India
1:35.562
1.765
22
12
Nationality
Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso
1:35.713
1.916
27
13
Nationality
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
1:35.770
1.973
19
14
Nationality
Nico Hulkenberg
Renault
1:35.882
2.085
19
15
Nationality
Marcus Ericsson
Sauber
1:36.000
2.203
21
16
Nationality
Lance Stroll
Williams
1:36.188
2.391
21
17
Nationality
Sergey Sirotkin
Williams
1:36.193
2.396
20
18
Nationality
Stoffel Vandoorne
McLaren
1:36.302
2.505
23
19
Nationality
Brendon Hartley
Toro Rosso
1:36.330
2.533
26
20
Nationality
Fernando Alonso
McLaren
1:36.332
2.535
20

20 Oct 2018

Join us in just under an hour and a half for our coverage of qualifying in Austin, as the twenty cars battle it out for their grid slots for Sunday's race. Bye for now.

20 Oct 2018

Sebastian Vettel tops FP3 for the ninth time in 2018, but only once has he gone on to take pole position from those. He cannot take pole today, thanks to the penalty, but he needs to take top spot in qualifying come the end of Saturday.

20 Oct 2018

END OF FP3: VET RAI HAM BOT VER RIC LEC PER SAI GRO OCO GAS MAG HUL ERI STR SIR VAN HAR ALO

20 Oct 2018

Lewis Hamilton moves into P3, just 0.073s behind Vettel.

20 Oct 2018

Brendon Hartley spins at the penultimate turn, put quickly gets his Toro Rosso back on track.

20 Oct 2018

Max Verstappen improves his time, now within a second of Sebastian Vettel's session-leading 1:33.7.

20 Oct 2018

Only Pierre Gasly is in the pits, with the other 19 out on track for the final few minutes.

20 Oct 2018

Bottas is the only man of the top six to have set his fastest time on the (SS) tyres, with the (US) being the preferred tyre so far.

20 Oct 2018

Just ten more minutes of running before the all-important qualifying session later on today. Ten to go in FP3.

20 Oct 2018

Hamilton's next go on the (US) only puts him into P4, 0.004s behind team-mate Valtteri Bottas.

20 Oct 2018

Vettel: 1:33.7 Raikkonen: +0.046s Bottas: +0.759s Verstappen: +1.197s Ricciardo: +1.301s Hamilton: +1.410s That is the top six as it stands in FP3.

20 Oct 2018

Ricciardo fits into the top five, before Vettel goes fastest with a 1:33.7.

20 Oct 2018

Raikkonen goes quicker once more, into the 1:33s, with Max Verstappen 1.1s behind him on his first quick lap.

20 Oct 2018

Lewis Hamilton's first quick lap is seven tenths slower than the Flying Finn...

20 Oct 2018

Valtteri Bottas goes third fastest, just 0.137s behind Kimi Raikkonen's leading time. However, the Ferraris were on the (US), while Bottas posted that lap time on the (SS).

20 Oct 2018

FERNANDO ALONSO IS THE QUICKEST MAN IN THE SPEED TRAP AT THE MOMENT!!! 320.9kph for the Spaniard down the back straight.

20 Oct 2018

HALFWAY THROUGH FP3: 30 TO GO: RAI VET OCO VAN VER RIC PER STR ALO SAI GRO HAM GAS BOT HAR HUL LEC SIR MAG ERO

20 Oct 2018

Vettel closes the gap to his team-mate, putting in a 1:34.5.

20 Oct 2018

Kimi Raikkonen goes quicker, putting in a 1:34.4 to go 1.1s ahead of Vettel.

20 Oct 2018

Raikkonen and Vettel still lead the way in FP3, the pair separated by less than half a tenth. However, they are the only two of the top six that have put in a qualifying sim so far (we think).

20 Oct 2018

Fernando Alonso and Valtteri Bottas are having a right go at it on this lap, with the Spaniard getting past the Finn in Turn 1, before the Mercedes man got back past him into Turn 2.

20 Oct 2018

15 MINUTES INTO FP3: RAI VET OCO VAN VER RIC PER STR ALO GRO HAM BOT HUL LEC MAG GAS SAI SIR ERI HAR A reminder that all the drivers are running different programmes at the moment.

20 Oct 2018

Esteban Ocon puts in a 1:36.8 to slot his Force India into P3, while Brendon Hartley becomes the last man to set a time.

20 Oct 2018

Brendon Hartley reports back to his team saying that something hit his head down the back straight. It looks like the trim from the halo device has just flown off, but the Kiwi is alright and continues.

20 Oct 2018

Max Verstappen locks up going into Turn 1 and runs wide. Not a good start to the session for the Dutchman.

20 Oct 2018

The two Ferraris have gone out on the (US) so they could be on their qualifying sims early on in this session. Meanwhile, it looks like the Red Bulls and Mercedes are doing their long runs to start with in this programme.

20 Oct 2018

Kimi Raikkonen - 1:35.514 Sebastian Vettel - 1:35.553 Close between the two Ferraris early on in FP3.

20 Oct 2018

Immediately, Fernando Alonso goes into the 1:38s, before Kimi Raikkonen breaks into the 1:35s.

20 Oct 2018

A 1:42.4 is the first lap put in by Charles Leclerc.

20 Oct 2018

And we do have cars on track immediately. Leclerc, Hartley, Sainz, Ericsson, Magnussen, Alonso, Gasly and Raikkonen straight out of the pit lane.

20 Oct 2018

FP3 IS UNDERWAY! Hopefully it will not be 35 minutes before we see a car on track this time round, for those of you who were with us yesterday afternoon.

20 Oct 2018

The three dry tyres available for this weekend are the yellow-striped soft (S), red-striped supersoft (SS) and purple-striped ultrasoft (US).

20 Oct 2018

FIVE MINUTE WARNING FOR FP3.

20 Oct 2018

This session should see at least two types of runs. All the drivers will look to do at least one race pace run, and a qualifying sim, as this will be the first dry running.

20 Oct 2018

With ten minutes to go until FP3, can Lewis Hamilton continue his form in Austin? He topped every session in 2017, and he has the first two in the bag in 2018 as well.

20 Oct 2018

The penalty essentially gives Lewis Hamilton a free run to the World Championship crown, should he have no mechanical problems. With Vettel only able to qualify in P4 at best, Valtteri Bottas could be playing the bridesmaid role once more come Sunday.

20 Oct 2018

Ironically, the red flags were caused by his 2019 team-mate Charles Leclerc. The Monegasque man had brought gravel onto the wet track, and while the stewards admitted that Vettel did slow down, he did not slow down to the allotted delta, and was therefore given the penalty.

20 Oct 2018

The big news from Friday's action was that Sebastian Vettel was given a three-place grid drop by the stewards for failing to slow sufficiently under the red flags.

20 Oct 2018

The weather looks better for FP3, and the teams will want to get out early to get as much running as possible across the hour.

20 Oct 2018

The Brit excelled in the wet conditions yesterday, but only did ten laps across the three hours of running, due to the limited sets of wet weather tyres available across a race weekend.

20 Oct 2018

Lewis Hamilton comes into Saturday having finished top in both practice sessions on Friday, and by some distance.

20 Oct 2018

Hello and welcome back to the Circuit of The Americas for qualifying day in Austin, Texas. First up is final practice which begins in 30 minutes. All times are local.
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Season Schedule
Date
Grand Prix
Time

28 Nov

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

03:10 PM

12 Dec

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

03:00 PM

Driver Standings
#
Driver
Points
1
Max Verstappen Red Bull
351
2
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
343
3
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
203
4
Sergio Perez Red Bull
190
5
Lando Norris McLaren
153
Team Standings
#
Team
Points
1
Mercedes
546
2
Red Bull
541
3
Ferrari
297
Season Results
Grand Prix
Podium

28 Mar

Bahrain Grand Prix
1. Lewis Hamilton 2. Max Verstappen 3. Valtteri Bottas

18 Apr

Italian (Emilia-Rom...
1. Max Verstappen 2. Lewis Hamilton 3. Lando Norris