United States Grand Prix Tag

By FIA Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton wrapped up his sixth FIA Formula One World Drivers’ Championship title with second place at the United States Grand Prix behind race-winning team-mate Valtteri Bottas. Max Verstappen took his seventh podium finish of the year with third place. Hamilton started the race from fifth place, his lowest grid spot of the season, but after the start he quickly climbed into the top three as both Ferrari drivers had difficult starts. Sebastian Vettel was passed by Verstappen into Turn 1 and Leclerc was passed by Hamilton.Read More
By FIA Valtteri Bottas put himself in the best position to keep his slim Formula 1 title chances alive by claiming his fifth pole position of the season at the Circuit of Americas, while championship-leading team-mate Lewis Hamilton could only mange fifth in qualifying for the United States Grand Prix. After finishing fifth and sixth in the opening two segments of qualifying in Austin, Bottas upped the pace in the first runs of Q3 to set an unbeatable time of 1:32.029. Vettel got closest, posting a first-run time of 1:32.041Read More
By FIA Max Verstappen topped the timesheet in final practice for the Unites States Grand Prix, beating Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by two tenths of a second as Charles Leclerc was sidelined early in the session by what looked to be an engine problem. Leclerc was one of the first drivers out on track in the one-hour session, but he pulled over at Turn 19 and trundled across the grass to come to a halt with smoke rising from the back of his car. Verstappen set the pace in the firstRead More

Posted On November 1, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Hamilton Paces FP2 for United States GP

By FIA Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton went quickest in the second practice session for the United States Grand Prix, lapping three tenths of a second faster than Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and third-placed Red Bull driver Max Verstappen Leclerc led the way in the early part of the 90-minute session, with the Monegasque racer climbing to the top of the timesheet with a lap of 1:34.434 on medium compound Pirelli tyres as Hamilton restricted himself to the hard compound. Prior to Leclerc’s table topper the opening phase session was briefly interrupted whenRead More
By FIA Max Verstappen set the pace in the opening practice session for the United States Grand Prix, with the Red Bull Racing driver beating Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by just under two tenths of a second as championship leader Lewis Hamilton finished eighth. Red Bull Racing’s early weekend pace was confirmed by Alex Albon’s third place at the end of the session, 0.259s behind his team-mate and it was the Thai deriver who also set the pace in the opening half of the session. Verstappen then moved to soft tyresRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Formula One has announced the start times for the 2019 season, which stay relatively consistent to last year. The sport opted for later start times in 2018 in an effort to assist broadcast partners, starting events 10 minutes after the hour instead of on the hour like previous seasons. The biggest change on the upcoming schedule will be for the French Grand Prix, which will start at 3:10 p.m. local time versus the 4:10 p.m. time from last year that was made in an effort toRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The 69th season of Formula One has officially concluded, and Mercedes continued to steamroll the competition in the Hybrid Era. Lewis Hamilton once again proved to have risen on the occasion as Sebastian Vettel faded away due to Ferrari’s costly errors that eliminated him from the championship race. Not only that, the 2019 season is starting to look clear with key names having no choice but to become a test driver or find different ventures in favor of even younger drivers and even the comeback for theRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Kimi Raikkonen put to rest any questions about leaving Scuderia Ferrari for Alfa Romeo Sauber at the end of the 2018 Formula One season. The 39-year-old Finn broke through to win last weekend’s United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas, which marked his first win in over five years – 113 races – that dates back to the 2013 Australian Grand Prix. Raikkonen, the 2007 Formula One champion, opened up about the move for the first time since it was announced in September thatRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas – Kimi Raikkonen admitted enjoyment in humbling his doubters after claiming victory in the United States Grand Prix on Sunday at Circuit of the Americas. The 39-year-old Finn started from second and charged ahead of pole sitter Lewis Hamilton entering Turn 1 on the opening lap. While highly debated in moment, the one-stop strategy from Ferrari proved enough as Raikkonen was able to fend off a charging Max Verstappen and Hamilton in a thrilling finish. The win marked the 21st of Raikkonen’s career, butRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas — Kevin Magnussen and Esteban Ocon have been disqualified from the United States Grand Prix due to separate violations of the Formula One fuel regulations. The result cost both drivers valuable points as Ocon and Magnussen provisionally finished the 56-lap race eighth and ninth, respectively. However, the No. 31 Racing Point Force India of Ocon was in breach of the fuel-flow limit, which is set to 100 kg/hr on the opening lap. Team boss Otmar Szafnauer gave his take over the subject. “What happened was,Read More