United States Grand Prix Tag

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
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas — Kimi Raikkonen snapped a win drought of over five years to capture a highly-contested victory in Sunday’s United States Grand Prix, while Lewis Hamilton saw chances of clinching the championship evaporate at Circuit of the Americas. Despite constant pressure in the dwindling laps from both Max Verstappen (No. 33 Red Bull Racing) and Lewis Hamilton (No. 44 Mercedes), Raikkonen (No. 7 Ferrari) held steady  to score the 21st victory of his Formula One career and first since the 2013 Australian Grand Prix – 113Read More
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By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas — Lewis Hamilton moved one step closer to capturing a fifth Formula One championship by scoring the pole for the United States Grand Prix following an intense battle during qualifying on Saturday at Circuit of the Americas. Despite a highly-contested fight brought by Ferrari, Hamilton managed squeeze enough pace out of his No. 44 Mercedes to lay down a lap of 1 minute, 32.237 seconds around the 3.426-mile, 20-turn circuit. That time was good enough to edge title rival Sebastian Vettel (No. 5 Ferrari)Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas – Fernando Alonso will not be participating in the full Verizon IndyCar Series schedule in 2019. However, he is still pursuing a return to the series’ iconic crown jewel race, the Indianapolis 500. The 37-year-old Spaniard shared the confirmation following Formula One qualifying for the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas. “In the summertime I was thinking about it, but it was always linked with the team and McLaren. We talked a lot at the beginning of the year what wereRead More
By FIA Sebastian Vettel set the quickest time of the final practice session for the United States Grand Prix, outpacing Ferrari team-mate Kimi Räikkönen by less than a tenth of a second as championship leader Lewis Hamilton finished third. On Friday, Vettel’s hopes of maintain a fragile title challenge were hit when he incurred a three-place grid penalty for failing to slow sufficiently during a red flag period, but he bounced back this morning as F1’s teams finally got some dry running at the Circuit of the Americas. Ferrari focusedRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas – Sebastian Vettel has been hit with a three-place grid penalty for the United States Grand Prix. The decision came after it was deemed the 31-year-old German didn’t slow sufficient enough pace during a red flag in first practice. The incident came moments after Alfa Romeo Sauber driver Charles Leclerc spun and went off course when, upon rejoining, flung gravel in Turn 9. Steward ruled the Scuderia Ferrari pilot had gone faster than the minimum time allowed in that section of the 20-turn, 3.426-mileRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas – McLaren Racing will not be fielding a full-time entry in the Verizon IndyCar Series for the 2019 season, but remains keen on the potential of a return in the Indianapolis 500. The confirmation came from McLaren CEO Zak Brown during Friday’s FIA press conference for the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas. “We’ve taken the decision to not compete on a full-time basis in 2019,” Brown said. “We’re simply not ready yet and very focused on Formula 1. So weRead More