Formula 1 2018 United States Grand Prix

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2018-10-21
18
Circuit of the Americas
Kimi Räikkönen RAI
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Lewis Hamilton
lap 40 - 1:37.392
HAM

The 2018 United States Grand Prix was won by Kimi Räikkönen of Ferrari.
Despite being on pole position in United States of America, Lewis Hamilton could not convert this into a win.

The race in United States of America was round 18 of 21 of the 2018 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 21 October 2018 18:10 GMT (raceday).

Clear
69.74°F
41%
8.27 mph
11°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 56 1:34:18.643 25
2 56 +1.281 18
3 56 +2.342 15
4 56 +18.222 12
5 56 +24.744 10
6 56 +1:27.210 8
7 56 +1:34.994 6
8 56 +1:41.080 4
56 Disqualified 0
56 Disqualified 0
9 55 +1 Lap 2
10 55 +1 Lap 1
11 55 +1 Lap 0
12 55 +1 Lap 0
13 55 +1 Lap 0
14 54 +2 Laps 0
31 Collision damage 0
8 Battery 0
2 Collision damage 0
1 Collision 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:32.000
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +0.000
3 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari +0.000
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.000
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull +1.000
6 Esteban Ocon Force India +2.000
7 Nico Hülkenberg Renault +2.000
8 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team +2.000
9 Charles Leclerc Sauber +2.000
10 Sergio Pérez Force India +2.000
11 Carlos Sainz Renault +2.000
12 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +2.000
13 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso +2.000
14 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso +3.000
15 Max Verstappen Red Bull +2.000
16 Fernando Alonso McLaren +3.000
17 Sergey Sirotkin Williams +3.000
18 Lance Stroll Williams +3.000
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber +3.000
20 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren +3.000

driver positions through the laps

2018 United States Grand Prix

The 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship is an ongoing motor racing championship for Formula One cars which is recognised by the governing body of international motorsport, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. Drivers and teams are competing in twenty-one Grands Prix for the World Drivers' and World Constructors' championship titles.

Lewis Hamilton is defending his World Drivers' Championship, after winning his fourth championship title at the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix. His team, Mercedes, are the defending Constructors' Championship, having secured their fourth consecutive title at the 2017 United States Grand Prix. After one round, Sebastian Vettel leads Hamilton in the World Drivers' Championship by seven points. Kimi Räikkonen is third, a further three points behind. In the World Constructors' Championship, Ferrari lead Mercedes by eighteen points, with Red Bull Racing third.

A revision of the sport's technical regulations means that a new cockpit protection device—commonly known as the "halo"—was introduced for the 2018 championship. The introduction of the halo in Formula One is the first stage of a planned roll-out that would see the device adopted in all FIA-sanctioned open-wheel racing series by 2020.


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As Mercedes continues to seek answers as to why it struggled to manage its tyre temperatures in the Austin race, it has emerged that the team made last-minute tweaks to a rear wheel rim concept that had been under the spotlight ahead of the weekend. The unique design of the Mercedes rim – which features internal holes to help blow air – has been viewed as one of the contributory factors in ...

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Mercedes changed the water pumps on both its cars ahead of the race after identifying problems after qualifying, when the component on Bottas's W09 had a leak and data on Hamilton's car also indicated an issue. Hamilton started from pole but was beaten by Kimi Raikkonen into Turn 1 and struggled chiefly with tyre management on his way to third in the race. He said: "You saw the car was in a ...

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F1 is developing several different onboard camera ideas and wants to introduce a shot that gives viewers a better view of what drivers can see from their crash helmets. These developments are ongoing but include the possibility of two-time world champion Alonso, who is leaving F1 at the end of the season, trialling a new camera before the end of the season. Alonso’s crash helmet supplier ...

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Sainz started 11th and ran wide exiting Turn 1, but went on to finish sixth ahead of the Force India and Haas drivers. The Spaniard served his penalty during his pitstop on lap 24 of 56, but it did not cost him any positions. Haas boss Gunther Steiner complained that it took took too long for the stewards to react. “Our team manager will bring it to the Sporting Working Group,” ...

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Ferrari's decision to abandon recent updates and roll back to older specification concepts at the United States Grand Prix helped trigger a return to form, with Kimi Raikkonen delivering his first win since returning to the team. Although Vettel's own hopes of victory were dashed by an opening lap clash with Daniel Ricciardo, he was well aware of the significance of the team's step up in pace ...

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The Canadian's 2019 move from Williams to Force India is yet to be officially confirmed, but his father's takeover of the Silverstone-based outfit has helped seal his switch. While Force India is in no rush to make a formal announcement about Stroll's move until current driver Esteban Ocon's future has been resolved, the team says it is eager to get him in the car for the Yas Marina test that ...

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Hamilton's two-stop strategy meant he was forced to catch back up to Verstappen and Ferrari's eventual race winner Kimi Raikkonen and mount a late attack. Verstappen ran wide exiting the hairpin with just over two laps to go, which allowed Hamilton alongside and led to the two drivers battling wheel-to-wheel before Hamilton eventually ran wide off-track the fast double-right trying to overtake ...

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The Ferrari driver had gone in to the Austin race on the backfoot, after a three-place penalty for failure to slow enough for a red flag in Friday’s opening practice session left him fifth on the grid. Hopes of a good result evaporated early on when he tangled with Ricciardo, dropping him to 15th, but the nature of his recovery drive to fourth – and the fact teammate Kimi Raikkonen went on ...

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Magnussen was the sole Haas driver to finish in the points in the team's home race, after Romain Grosjean collided with Charles Leclerc on the opening lap and retired. The Dane took the chequered flag in ninth after fending off Force India's Sergio Perez, and was due to inherit eighth after Esteban Ocon's exclusion for a fuel infringement. However, shortly after the Ocon decision was ...

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Immediately after Ocon crossed the finish line in Austin, the FIA announced that his Force India car had been found to have broken the rules. The FIA’s telemetry data had pointed to it breaching the 100kg/hr fuel flow limit during the opening lap of the race. Following a stewards investigation, the rules breach was confirmed and Ocon was disqualified. His Force India team was reminded of ...

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Magnussen finished ninth at Austin to score his Haas team’s only points at its home grand prix. However, FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer reported after the race that the Haas had consumed more than the 105kg of fuel permitted from the time the signal was given to start the race to when it finished. This is in breach of Article 30.5 of F1’s sporting regulations and the matter has been ...

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Raikkonen had not won a race since the 2013 Australian GP with Lotus and, having lost his Ferrari driver to Charles Leclerc for 2019, was at risk of ending his second stint with the Scuderia without a win. He jumped poleman Lewis Hamilton at the start of Sunday's grand prix and then withstood late pressure from Max Verstappen and the Mercedes driver to end his victory drought. "It hasn't ...

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Hamilton started the Austin race on pole with the chance of clinching the 2018 drivers' title early, but lost out to Kimi Raikkonen at the start – and also dropped behind Max Verstappen, who like Raikkonen made a single stop to Hamilton's two. The championship leader caught the pair at the end of the race on fresher tyres, but could not make any further progress as Verstappen held his ...

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Grosjean locked up and clattered the Sauber driver on the opening lap of Sunday's United States GP, which spun Leclerc to the back. The incident was investigated after the race, with the stewards opting to hand Grosjean a grid drop and one licence penalty point. That puts Grosjean on 10 penalty points in the last 12 months, meaning he is only two away from a ban having been at risk of one ...

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Alonso was hit by Williams driver Stroll as they approached the esses on the opening lap, the contact causing heavy damage to the McLaren, which retired after returning to the pits. Stroll was able to continue and was given a drive-through penalty for causing the crash. Alonso, who was also involved in an incident with Stroll in Japan, hit out at the FIA for not doing enough to stop that ...

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Ricciardo retired while running fourth in the race when his car shut down at the Turn 11 hairpin just eight laps into the race, while his teammate Max Verstappen finished second from 18th on the grid. Speaking to Sky Sports after the race, Horner said Ricciardo took out his frustration in the paddock. “It’s a crying shame for Daniel, I feel so sorry for him,” said Horner. “It ...

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The Frenchman, who finished the race in eighth place, is under investigation over exceeding the fuel mass flow limit during the opening lap in an "alleged breach of Article 5.1.4 of the FIA Formula One Technical Regulations". The article in question reads that "fuel mass flow must not exceed 100kg/h", and was the cause for Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from a runner-up finish in the ...

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Raikkonen overcame poleman Hamilton at the start and withstood late pressure from Max Verstappen and the Mercedes driver to finally win in his second spell with Ferrari. It is the Finn's first victory since the 2013 Australian Grand Prix. Vettel's fourth place, the German having passed Valtteri Bottas late on in his recovery drive, means Hamilton leads by 70 points with 75 on offer in the ...

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Championship leader Lewis Hamilton will start the Austin race from pole position, with teammate Valtteri Bottas lining up third. Their cars had fresh water pumps fitted for this race, but the component on Bottas's W09 had a leak in qualifying. Data on Hamilton's car also indicated an issue with his pump, according to Mercedes. The team has opted to change them for "old, proven pumps of ...

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Verstappen only qualified 15th and while grid penalties for the two Toro Rosso drivers should have elevated him to 13th, a precautionary gearbox change eliminates any risk at relatively low cost. A new gearbox means a five-place penalty and Verstappen will start 18th. The Toro Rossos of Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley are locked into the back row of the grid because they have taken multiple ...

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Nissan had signed 2018 Formula 2 title contender Albon, who races for e.dams' DAMS arm in the F1 support series, to a three-year FE contract in July, placing him alongside Sebastien Buemi for the 2018/19 season. But it emerged at the start of FE's pre-season test at Valencia that Albon was closing on a Toro Rosso seat and he did not drive in Spain, costing Nissan two days of running before ...

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The unusual decision means tyre performance in the race could be a step into the unknown for the F1 teams. Warmer weather on Sunday also means that information gathered by the teams yesterday could have less relevance. Before a race weekend, Pirelli issues prescriptions that include minimum pressures and camber limits, and it reserves the right to make adjustments if necessary. Usually ...

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Although both Honda-powered Toro Rossos will start the United States Grand Prix from the back of the grid because of power unit penalties, a brilliant lap from Pierre Gasly in Q1 to finish seventh pointed to his engine’s growing potential. And with Verstappen’s Red Bull outfit making the move across to Honda next year, the Dutchman says the recent uplift in pace has left him more bullish ...

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The Frenchman appeared resigned to a year on the sidelines in 2019 despite having impressed at Force India, but could now end up partnering fellow Mercedes protege George Russell at Williams - should the Grove-based outfit find the necessary extra funding. Wolff stressed that whether Ocon ends up at Williams or not is "not our call", and stressed Mercedes was "prepared for plan B"  with the ...

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The Mercedes driver holds a 67-point lead over Sebastian Vettel, an advantage he must extend by eight points at Austin to become only the third F1 driver in history to win five world championships. Hamilton is on a four-race victory streak at the moment and a fifth win in a row would mean Vettel must finish second to stay in mathematical contention. However, Hamilton can finish as low as ...

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Toro Rosso introduced a new front wing as part of an upgraded aero package that also included a revised floor.  However, with Friday’s running limited and taking place in wet conditions – and the team having just the one package in the US – Gasly used the old spec in qualifying and will need to keep that for Sunday’s race.  He explained: “In the end we took it off after FP3, so I ...

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Verstappen’s hopes of a good grid slot for the Formula 1 Austin race were wrecked in Q1 after his right rear suspension was broken when he ran over the kerbs at the exit of Turn 15. The damage to the suspension and driveshaft could not be fixed before Q2 finished, and it left the Dutchman down in 15th. Although some drivers were told after Verstappen’s incident to avoid hitting the ...

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Ferrari driver Vettel should be lining up alongside title rival Lewis Hamilton at Austin but will instead start fifth after picking up a three-place grid penalty for a red-flag infringement in practice. Vettel received some sympathy from fellow drivers for the “harsh” penalty, but while Hamilton’s team boss Wolff claimed he would prefer to see the protagonists go wheel-to-wheel into the ...

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Formula 1 drivers Valtteri Bottas and Esteban Ocon have escaped punishment after being investigated for driving unnecessarily slowly on their respective in-laps in United States Grand Prix qualifying. Mercedes driver Bottas qualified third for the Austin race while Ocon put his Racing Point Force India sixth on the grid. Both were summoned to the stewards on Saturday evening for allegedly ...

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The Dutchman damaged the lower right rear wishbone on the kerbs at Turn 15 during Q1 in Austin. Although he managed to get his car back to the pits, the breakage and the fact the driveshaft had been pulled out meant he was unable to return to the circuit and he will start 15th. Although some drivers were advised to steer clear of the kerbs in qualifying, Verstappen said there had been no ...

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With just 0.061 seconds separating Vettel and pole position man Lewis Hamilton in qualifying at Austin, the German believes that Ferrari is back to its best following recent struggles. And he suggests that his car has been working better thanks to Ferrari abandoning a number of developments that it has brought in recent races. “We went back with our car quite a long way, and it seems to ...

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Hamilton's third pole in a row comes as he bids to secure a fifth F1 title at Austin on Sunday. He beat championship rival Sebastian Vettel, who will start fifth thanks to a grid penalty, by 0.061s and the second Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen by 0.070s. Hamilton said: "I knew it was going to take perfection and neat laps to take them. "The first lap was good, but being that I was less than ...

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Vettel was Hamilton's closest challenger on pace in qualifying, but has a three-place grid penalty for speeding under the safety car during Friday practice. Hamilton had the advantage after the first runs in Q3, but came under attack from both Ferraris on his second run. Kimi Raikkonen, who will start alongside Hamilton on the front row, briefly took top spot with a lap of 1m32.307s, only ...

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Vettel outpaced Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen by less than a tenth, while championship leader and Friday pacesetter Lewis Hamilton jumped to third late on as Ferrari and Mercedes adopted different approaches to an unusually busy Saturday practice. After both Friday practices took place in wet conditions, there was a flurry of activity at the start of FP3 with qualifying and the race due to be ...

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The test is the only opportunity for drivers who are changing camps to gain on-track experience with their new teams before proper 2019 testing kicks off in February. For those drivers making 'friendly' moves, such as Charles Leclerc to Ferrari, Pierre Gasly to Red Bull and George Russell to Williams, testing for their new teams is a no-brainer. However, Red Bull has turned down Renault's ...

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In a note sent to teams by F1 race director Charlie Whiting on Saturday morning, he warned that any driver whose car runs completely off track on the exit of the downhill left-hander at Turn 19 in qualifying will have his laptime deleted. Furthermore, any consistent abuse of the run-off area there in the race would risk the driver being reported to the stewards. Whiting wrote: "If a driver ...

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Speculation about Alonso's possible move to IndyCar has been rife since he announced his decision to retire from Formula 1 at the end of the 2018 season. McLaren has been known to be working on a plan to enter the series full-time, but team boss Zak Brown confirmed on Friday that it had given up on the idea for now. "We are simply not ready yet and we are very focused on F1. So we won't be ...

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Racing Point Force India was the stop-gap name given to the new team that entered F1 mid-season thanks to the convoluted way Force India’s administration was resolved.  The team and its owners, a consortium of investors led by Lawrence Stroll, always intended on changing that name.  Team principal Otmar Szafnauer says the request should be lodged in time for it to be approved by ...

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