Tag: F1 2018

Formula 1 – F1: Mercedes committed Hamilton to two-stop after pitting under VSC

Formula 1 – F1: Mercedes committed Hamilton to two-stop after pitting under VSC

Mercedes always planned to bring Lewis Hamilton in for a second pit stop during Sunday’s United States Grand Prix after pitting him under the Virtual Safety Car early in the race, only to be caught out by the tyre blistering experienced on the Soft compound. After losing the lead at the start to Kimi Raikkonen,…

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Formula 1 – F1: Kevin Magnussen facing US GP exclusion over fuel usage

Formula 1 – F1: Kevin Magnussen facing US GP exclusion over fuel usage

Kevin Magnussen is facing exclusion from Sunday’s United States Grand Prix after it was found that the Haas Formula 1 driver exceeded the permitted fuel limit for the race at the Circuit of The Americas. Magnussen rose from 12th on the grid to pick up two points for finishing ninth at COTA on Sunday, acting as…

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Formula 1 – F1: Kimi Raikkonen takes US GP victory as Hamilton fails to clinch title

Formula 1 – F1: Kimi Raikkonen takes US GP victory as Hamilton fails to clinch title

Kimi Raikkonen charged to his first Formula 1 victory in over five years in Sunday’s United States Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton was forced to postpone celebrations for a fifth world championship after finishing only third in Austin. Raikkonen managed to covert a front row start into his first F1 win since the 2013 Australian…

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Formula 1 – F1 2018: Formula 1 United States Grand Prix – Starting Grid

Formula 1 – F1 2018: Formula 1 United States Grand Prix – Starting Grid

The complete starting grid for the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas, round 18 of the 2018 Formula 1 season. 2018 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix – Starting Grid 1. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 2. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Scuderia Ferrari3. Valtteri Bottas FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport4. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Aston Martin Red Bull Racing5. Sebastian Vettel GER Scuderia Ferrari*6. Esteban Ocon FRA Racing Point Force…

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Formula 1 – F1: Max Verstappen set for US GP grid penalty after gearbox change

Formula 1 – F1: Max Verstappen set for US GP grid penalty after gearbox change

Max Verstappen will drop further down the Formula 1 grid for the start of Sunday’s United States Grand Prix after Red Bull opted to change the gearbox on his car overnight, triggering a penalty. Verstappen qualified 15th at the Circuit of The Americas on Saturday after damaging his car when running over a sausage kerb…

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Formula 1 – F1: Valtter Bottas, Esteban Ocon avoid sanctions after US GP qualifying

Formula 1 – F1: Valtter Bottas, Esteban Ocon avoid sanctions after US GP qualifying

Valtteri Bottas and Esteban Ocon have both escaped being penalised following a stewards’ investigation into their in-laps at the end of Formula 1 qualifying for the United States Grand Prix on Saturday, having both been deemed to have driven too slowly. Bottas qualified fourth for Mercedes in Austin, two places clear of Force India driver…

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Formula 1 – F1 Paddock Notebook – United States GP Saturday

Formula 1 – F1 Paddock Notebook – United States GP Saturday

Rounding up all of the additional news and notes from the Circuit of The Americas on Saturday, Crash.net F1 Digital Editor Luke Smith brings you his paddock notebook. – Lewis Hamilton continued his dominant record at the Circuit of The Americas by sweeping to his third straight pole position at the circuit on Saturday, edging…

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Formula 1 – F1 Qualifying Analysis: Signs of life at Ferrari, too little too late

Formula 1 – F1 Qualifying Analysis: Signs of life at Ferrari, too little too late

Saturday’s qualifying for the United States Grand Prix saw some long-awaited positive signs of life from Ferrari in the fight with Mercedes for the Formula 1 championships in 2018. Sure, it may have come when Lewis Hamilton is at match point in the drivers’ title race, but there is at least the hope that we…

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Formula 1 – F1: Max Verstappen finds COTA suspension failure ‘weird to understand’

Formula 1 – F1: Max Verstappen finds COTA suspension failure ‘weird to understand’

Max Verstappen found his suspension failure during Formula 1 qualifying for the United States Grand Prix “weird to understand” after a heavy hit with one of the kerbs brought his session to an early end. Verstappen clipped the sausage kerb at the exit of Turn 15 towards the end of Q1, with the impact resulting…

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Formula 1 – F1: Lewis Hamilton edges Vettel, Raikkonen for United States GP pole

Formula 1 – F1: Lewis Hamilton edges Vettel, Raikkonen for United States GP pole

Lewis Hamilton edged out Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen in qualifying for the United States Grand Prix to grab his third consecutive Formula 1 pole position at the Circuit of The Americas on Saturday. On a weekend that could see him become F1’s third five-time world champion, Hamilton managed to come out on…

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Formula 1 – F1 2018: Formula 1 United States Grand Prix – Qualifying Results

Formula 1 – F1 2018: Formula 1 United States Grand Prix – Qualifying Results

Full results from Qualifying for the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas, round 18 of the 2018 Formula 1 season. 2018 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix – Qualifying Results 1. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1m32.237s 2. Sebastian Vettel GER Scuderia Ferrari + 0.061s3. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Scuderia Ferrari + 0.070s4. Valtteri Bottas FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport + 0.379s5. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Aston…

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Formula 1 – F1: Williams ‘in no rush’ to decide on 2nd Formula 1 seat for 2019

Formula 1 – F1: Williams ‘in no rush’ to decide on 2nd Formula 1 seat for 2019

Williams is in “no rush” to take a decision on who will fill its second Formula 1 seat for the 2019 season, but has drawn up a “short shortlist” of candidates to partner George Russell next year, according to deputy team boss Claire Williams. Williams announced earlier this month it had signed Mercedes junior and…

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Formula 1 – F1: Sebastian Vettel leads Ferrari fightback in final US GP F1 practice

Formula 1 – F1: Sebastian Vettel leads Ferrari fightback in final US GP F1 practice

Sebastian Vettel led Ferrari to a one-two finish in final practice for the United States Grand Prix on Saturday in Austin, edging out Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton by 0.073 seconds. After rain impacted running throughout FP1 and FP2, drivers enjoyed their first dry laps of the weekend at the Circuit of The Americas…

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Formula 1 – F1 2018: Formula 1 United States Grand Prix – Free Practice 3 Results

Formula 1 – F1 2018: Formula 1 United States Grand Prix – Free Practice 3 Results

Full results from Free Practice 3 for the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas, round 18 of the 2018 Formula 1 season. 2018 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix – Free Practice 3 Results 1. Sebastian Vettel GER Scuderia Ferrari 1m33.797s2. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Scuderia Ferrari + 0.046s3. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport + 0.073s 4. Valtteri Bottas FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas…

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Formula 1 – F1: Pirelli confirms new Formula 1 tyre coding system for 2019

Formula 1 – F1: Pirelli confirms new Formula 1 tyre coding system for 2019

Pirelli has confirmed it will use a new Formula 1 tyre coding system from 2019 that sees its range of tyre compounds reduce from seven to three as teams choose from Hard, Medium and Soft compounds. Pirelli currently offers teams three compounds to choose from at each race from a wider range of seven compounds,…

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Formula 1 – F1: Lewis Hamilton leads United States GP FP2 as rain limits running

Formula 1 – F1: Lewis Hamilton leads United States GP FP2 as rain limits running

Lewis Hamilton needed just one flying lap to finish at the top of the timesheets in the second Formula 1 practice session for this weekend’s United States Grand Prix on Friday afternoon, gapping the field by over a second. After finishing 1.3 seconds clear of the pack in FP1, Hamilton once again eased to top…

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Formula 1 – F1 2018: F1 United States Grand Prix – Free Practice 2 Results

Formula 1 – F1 2018: F1 United States Grand Prix – Free Practice 2 Results

Full results from Free Practice 2 for the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas, round 18 of the 2018 Formula 1 season. 2018 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix – Free Practice 2 Results 1. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1m48.716s 2. Pierre Gasly FRA Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda + 1.012s 3. Max Verstappen NED Aston Martin Red Bull…

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Formula 1 – F1: Lewis Hamilton finishes one 2nd clear in damp 1st US GP practice

Formula 1 – F1: Lewis Hamilton finishes one 2nd clear in damp 1st US GP practice

Lewis Hamilton headed up a one-two finish for Mercedes in a damp first practice for the United States Grand Prix on Friday in Austin, lapping over a second faster than the rest of the pack at the Circuit of The Americas. Heavy rain overnight and throughout the morning at COTA forced drivers to fit full…

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Formula 1 – F1 Sergio Perez interview: Becoming the architect in Force India’s rescue

Formula 1 – F1 Sergio Perez interview: Becoming the architect in Force India’s rescue

Sergio Perez chats to Crash.net about his season so far with Force India, why it has been one of the toughest of his career, and how he became the “architect” in the team’s rescue over the summer. Sergio, you enjoyed your 150th F1 start in Russia last month, another milestone crossed – how does it make you…

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Formula 1 – When is the F1 United States Grand Prix and how can I watch it?

Formula 1 – When is the F1 United States Grand Prix and how can I watch it?

Formula 1 makes its annual visit to the United States of America this weekend for the possible coronation of only the third five-time world champion in its history. Lewis Hamilton stands on the brink of clinching his fourth F1 crown in the past five years, enjoying a 67-point buffer in the championship standings over Ferrari’s…

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