United States Grand Prix Tag

Posted On October 20, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Hamilton Paces Opening Practice at COTA

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton set the pace in a wet/dry opening practice session for the United States Grand Prix as he beat title rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari by more than half a second at the Circuit of the Americas. Championship leader Hamilton set a best time of 1:36.335s on the supersoft Pirelli compound tyres to finish 0.593 seconds clear of Vettel. Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas took third place five hundredths of a second further back. The session began in damp conditions after early morning abated shortly before the green lightRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas – Max Verstappen will remain at Red Bull Racing after the two agreed to a deal that keeps them together through the 2020 Formula One season. The deal was confirmed prior to opening practice of the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas. The 20-year-old Dutchman has endured a tough road this season with seven retirements, but hit his stride of late, winning at Malaysia during his birthday weekend and followed it up with a runner-up result in a close fight forRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas – Carlos Sainz is ready to begin the next chapter of his Formula One career with Renault for this weekend’s United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas. The 23-year-old Spaniard moved over to the Enstone-based squad after being at Scuderia Toro Rosso since 2015. Currently sitting ninth in the championship standings, Sainz put in a career-best effort of fourth at Singapore last month. The move will give Sainz four races with his new team in preparation for 2018. However, looking towards thisRead More

Posted On October 19, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Drafting the Circuits

The DTC Podcast: October 19, 2017

Listen to “Drafting The Circuits October 19, 2017” on Spreaker. Frank Santoroski and the Drafting the Circuits panel – Joey Barnes, Gray Warren, Richard Youden, Christopher DeHarde and Seth Eggert – report on the carnage at Talladega, previews the F1 USGP in Austin, and has a healthy discussion about driver development, race series schedules, and the latest Indycar driver news. Credits: Host – Frank Santoroski DTC Panel – Joey Barnes, Seth Eggert, Christopher DeHarde, Gray Warren, & Richard Youden Producers – Anthony Arnold & Keith Hayes Special thanks to Whoobazoo for hosting the DTC Podcast. SocialRead More
The 2017 Formula One season has been one of the more intense as fans have enjoyed a battle between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, two well established titans of the past decade. However, with Ferrari’s recent struggles, all looks lost for Vettel to wage a proper battle. The group weighs in on that, plus several other topics as this weekend’s United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas draws ever closer. The obvious question first, with Lewis Hamilton’s lead of 59 points over Sebastian Vettel and a collapsing FerrariRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The United States Grand Prix is coming up this weekend! Seeing as Circuit of The Americas is right in our backyard, we’ve put together a guide to COTA and the awesome city of Austin, Texas for those of you making the pilgrimage to one of the best races of the year. What is it? The U.S. Grand Prix, F1’s one and only race in the United States, takes place every October at the wonderful, purpose-built road course known as the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Brendon Hartley has been confirmed by Scuderia Toro Rosso and will make his Formula One debut in the United States Grand Prix next weekend at Circuit of the Americas. He will replace Pierre Gasly, who will be contending the Super Formula championship in Suzuka. With Carlos Sainz moving to Renault for the final four rounds of 2017, Daniil Kvyat will also return to the cockpit for the first time since Singapore, having been replaced by Gasly in the previous two races in Malaysia and Japan. HartleyRead More

Posted On October 22, 2016By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Hamilton Edges Rosberg to Take US GP Pole

Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by two tenths of a second to land his first US Grand Prix pole at the Circuit of the Americas, with Daniel Ricciardo taking third place. The Red Bull Racing driver will be joined on row two by team-mate Max Verstappen, while Ferrari locked out row three with Kimi Raikkonen ahead of Sebastian Vettel. For the frontrunners Q1 was straightforward. Mercedes seized the initiative, with Hamilton quickly rising to P1 with a time of 1:36.296 and the four-time US Grand Prix was joinedRead More
By Steve Aibel, Senior F1 Writer As the Formula 1 World Championship motors toward conclusion, Nico Rosberg holds a tenuous 33 point lead over 3 time champion and teammate Lewis Hamilton.  With the Formula changing next year, this is Nico’s best chance to obtain his first World Championship.   In Hamilton, he faces a known quantity that can, and has in the past, string together loads of points in consecutive races. 33 points is a small buffer and one that affords Rosberg one mistake that Hamilton can’t make. Rosberg, for once,Read More