Formula 1 2019 United States Grand Prix

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2019-11-03
19
Circuit of the Americas
Valtteri Bottas BOT
Valtteri Bottas BOT
Charles Leclerc
lap 44 - 1:36.169
LEC

The 2019 United States Grand Prix was won by Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes.

The race in United States of America was round 19 of 21 of the 2019 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 3 November 2019 19:10 GMT (raceday).

Clear
69.97°F
26%
7.92 mph
165°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 56 1:33:55.653 25
2 56 +4.148 18
3 56 +5.002 15
4 56 +52.239 13
5 56 +1:18.038 10
6 56 +1:30.366 8
7 56 +1:30.764 6
8 55 +1 Lap 4
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 55 +1 Lap 0
15 55 +1 Lap 0
16 54 Suspension 0
17 54 +2 Laps 0
18 52 Brakes 0
31 Oil leak 0
7 Suspension 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:32.000
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +0.000
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.000
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +0.000
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.000
6 Alexander Albon Red Bull +0.000
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren +0.000
8 Lando Norris McLaren +1.000
9 Daniel Ricciardo Renault +1.000
10 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso +1.000
11 Nico Hülkenberg Renault +1.000
12 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +1.000
13 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso +1.000
14 Lance Stroll Racing Point +2.000
15 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team +2.000
16 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +2.000
17 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo +2.000
18 George Russell Williams +3.000
19 Sergio Pérez Racing Point +3.000
20 Robert Kubica Williams +3.000

driver positions through the laps

2019 United States Grand Prix

The 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship is a planned motor racing championship for Formula One cars which would be the 70th running of the Formula One World Championship. It 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. The championship is due to be contested over a number of Grands Prix held in different countries throughout the world. Drivers are scheduled to compete for the title of World Drivers' Champion, and teams for the World Constructors' Champion. The 2019 championship is also scheduled to see the running of the 1000th World Championship race, in China.Lewis Hamilton is the defending World Drivers' Champion, after winning his fifth championship title at the 2018 Mexican Grand Prix. Mercedes are the defending World Constructors' Champions, after winning their fifth consecutive championship at the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix.


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The Dane slid into the gravel on the penultimate lap of the race at the Circuit of the Americas after suffering a brake failure at the end of the back straight.<br>As his car came to a rest in the gravel Magnussen radioed his team to say "yep, told ya", having been told to adjust his brake balance seconds before the failure.<br>"I had a long pedal the whole race and I was asking them to have a ...

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The Dutchman was Mercedes' main challenger in Austin but just missed out on being able to take second place from Lewis Hamilton on the final lap.<br>After the race, however, it was discovered that the balance of Verstappen's car had been affected by a broken floor, although the team was not sure what caused it.<br>Red Bull team boss Christian Horner said: "We had a pretty decent weekend ...

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Hamilton almost earned an unlikely win at the Circuit of the Americas but a late pass for victory by Valtteri Bottas was not enough to delay Hamilton clinching the championship.<br>A sixth title moves Hamilton into second place outright in the all-time list of F1 champions, one clear of Juan Manuel Fangio and behind only seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, as well as reinforcing his ...

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Although he had a difficult start to the year, the Italian's seat was never really in doubt after his form improved in the middle of the year, and because there was no obvious alternative for a seat that is reserved for a Ferrari junior driver.<br>The best result of his rookie season thus far was his ninth place in Monza, although he was eighth on the road in Germany before receiving a penalty for ...

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As reported by Motorsport.com last month, discussions about ending the partnership had been ongoing since the Brazilian president announced earlier this year he wanted the partnership to be concluded.<br>Now, just two weeks ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix, both parties have agreed to end what was originally a five-year partnership.<br>The logos will be removed from the car for the Interlagos ...

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With the Italian team upset that rival outfits were linking its drop in top speed to a technical directive issued by the FIA outlawing engine fuel-flow tricks, it is not hiding away from the fact that the performance characteristic of its car was different in Austin.<br>However, Ferrari insists the TD altered "nothing" on its power unit, and said that what was new was how it approached its ...

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Kvyat had lunged down the inside of Perez at the Turn 15 right-hander on the final lap, slamming into the left front wing endplate of the Racing Point with his right front tyre and forcing Perez off.<br>Perez rejoined and stayed side by side with Kvyat despite the contact, but the Russian completed the move around the outside of the following corner to secure 10th on the road - only to be assessed ...

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Poleman Bottas passed Hamilton on track with five laps remaining after falling behind because he committed to a two-stop strategy while Mercedes kept Hamilton on a one-stopper.<br>A fourth victory of 2019 was not enough to keep Bottas in championship contention, as Hamilton wrapped up his sixth crown with two races remaining, but his second win in three races has guaranteed him the runner-up ...

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Verstappen told Dutch TV channel Ziggo Sport after the United States Grand Prix that Ferrari’s lacklustre performance at Austin could be explained by a technical directive that effectively outlawed a clever way of increasing fuel flow.<br>Asked about what happened to Ferrari, Verstappen said: “That’s what happens when you stop cheating, of course. But yeah, they had a good look at it. So now ...

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Kvyat had got past Racing Point driver Sergio Perez late on - making contact and pushing Perez wide after launching it down the inside of the sharp Turn 15 left-hander - to finish the race at the Circuit of the Americas 10th on the road.<br>However, by then he had been placed under investigation by the stewards for causing a collision.<br>He was assessed a five-second penalty shortly after the ...

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Hamilton jumped both Ferrari drivers on the opening lap and was then only one among the leaders to execute a one-stop strategy, which elevated him above Bottas and Max Verstappen.<br>However, poleman Bottas caught and passed Hamilton with five laps remaining to take victory.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Bottas: Denying Hamilton win/title combo "feels good"<br><br><br>Hamilton's sixth world ...

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The Frenchman suffered a high-speed accident in second practice in Austin after the back end of his car got away from him in the twisty first section of the track.<br>But even after a night of analysis by the team, Haas has been unable to pinpoint why the test of the aero spec that was first introduced at Hockenheim suddenly resulted in a dramatic loss of rear downforce.<br>“We tried an update ...

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The standard procedure is that if a team realises that its driver has missed the red light at pit entry and pushes the car back without working on it, a reprimand is issued.<br>However, if the car has been worked on, the stewards have no alternative but to hand out a pitlane start, which was the case with Perez.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Perez punished with pitlane start for missing ...

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Hamilton only needs to finish eighth Austin to wrap up the championship, but will be champion regardless if Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas fails to win the race.<br>With three grands prix remaining including Sunday’s contest and 78 points up for grabs, Hamilton holds a 74-point lead.<br>That means Bottas needs to outscore Hamilton by 23 points to delay the Briton’s title win.<br>If Bottas ...

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Verstappen will start Sunday’s race at the Circuit of the Americas from third of the grid after lapping with a tenth of Mercedes’ poleman Valtteri Bottas.<br>It follows his qualifying-topping pace in Mexico last weekend and represents a huge improvement on Red Bull’s United States GP form last year, when Daniel Ricciardo was more than a second off the pace.<br>“It was just very positive ...

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On Saturday, it has often been Ferrari that has had the edge, as it has been better able to extract more from its qualifying engine modes.<br>For the races, however, it has been the Mercedes that has proved to have a better car, with improved tyre management often allowing Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas to get ahead.<br>Ferrari has been quite open that if it is to make the step forward it ...

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Since 2015, the FIA’s sporting regulations have required drivers to have their crash helmets “presented in substantially the same livery”, with the exception of one race, “in order for drivers to be easily distinguished from one another whilst they are on the track”.<br>However, after Daniil Kvyat was denied a special helmet design at the Russian Grand Prix, it emerged that some drivers ...

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The Woking-based outfit had looked in a good position prior to the first stops in Mexico before its race fell apart.<br>First, Lando Norris suffered a troubled pit stop as a wheel failed to get attached properly, and the resulting delay effectively wrecked his race. More baffling for the team though was the way in which Carlos Sainz’s pace simply fell away on the hard tyre.<br>While initial ...

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The undulations also caused problems for MotoGP riders when they visited the Texan venue in April.<br>Some surface grinding was undertaken at the track on Friday night, and more was planned for Saturday evening. However, the major work is to begin next month, with extensive excavations to remove pipes under the track.<br>“The guys worked all last night and tonight they’re doing it again in ...

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The TD was a response to an enquiry from Red Bull Racing which explored possible loopholes in the measurement of fuel flow. It was intended to test a theory about what Ferrari might be doing, a ploy that teams regularly use when they have questions about rivals.<br>The FIA duly confirmed that the systems proposed by Red Bull would not be legal.<br>On Saturday Valtteri Bottas gave Mercedes its ...

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Verstappen was passed by Hamilton as a queue of drivers prepared for their final flying laps in the second part of qualifying at the Circuit of the Americas.<br>As Verstappen attempted to re-pass Hamilton into the penultimate corner, Hamilton attempted to overtake Daniil Kvyat ahead and locked up trying to avoid Toro Rosso, while in turn forcing Verstappen slightly off-track on the ...

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The Ferrari driver finished the first Q3 attempts just behind his Mercedes rival, but was confident about doing better on the final run because he had taken things quite easy in the final sector to ensure he had a solid banker lap.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>United States GP: Bottas beats Vettel to pole, Hamilton fifth<br>United States GP: Starting grid in pictures<br><br><br>But Vettel's hopes of ...

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The enquiry came amid ongoing speculation about how Ferrari has found such good straight-line performance this season.<br>Teams who have suspicions about what a rival is doing typically write to the FIA asking if a theoretical system is legal, in order to trigger a clarification.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Ferrari would welcome FIA clarification on "extraordinary" engine<br>Binotto: "A shame" to see ...

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The Mercedes driver's first run in Q3, during which he posted a lap of 1m32.029s, was good enough to be sure of pole.<br>Neither he nor Sebastian Vettel, who was just 0.012 seconds slower, were able to improve on their second attempts but the Ferrari driver's first-run pace was also good enough for a place on the front row.<br>Red Bull driver Max Verstappen did improve on the second attempt to ...

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It’s not yet clear what the former Ferrari man’s job title will be. The team’s technical side is currently headed by executive director Marcin Budkowski, and chassis technical director Nick Chester.<br>Fry began his career with the team in the early days of Benetton, rising to the role of race engineer by 1992.<br>He then moved to McLaren, becoming chief engineer before joining Ferrari as ...

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Red Bull driver Verstappen bested Sebastian Vettel by 0.218s in Saturday's FP3 session, but Vettel ended up the only Ferrari driver to set a laptime.<br>Twenty minutes into the session his teammate Leclerc seemed to lose power towards the end of the lap and pulled over on the run-off before the penultimate corner.<br>Ferrari revealed after the session that an oil leak had caused the stoppage and ...

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The team caused a stir this week when it announced it was dropping James Hinchcliffe from its new Arrow McLaren SP IndyCar squad and would run the last two Indy Lights champions - 20-year-old Mexican O'Ward, who had briefly been on Red Bull's books this year, and 22-year-old American Askew.<br>Asked by Motorsport.com whether there was any prospect of either driver getting an F1 test or if the two ...

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A number of teams have written to the FIA to seek clarification about design aspects of Ferrari’s powerunit that they want to develop but are unsure about their legality.<br>With an ongoing lack of clarity about the situation, there have been suggestions that rivals could now lodge a protest to get it sorted once and for all – something that Ferrari itself says it would also welcome to prove ...

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All drivers were given two sets of C4 compound 2020 tyres to be used in either session, with most teams focussing on running in the morning.<br>The general aim of the exercise was to give them a chance to sample the new construction ahead of a proper two-day test with a range of compounds after the Abu Dhabi GP. On a green track in very cold conditions most drivers offered negative feedback, with ...

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It was clear that Ferrari did not want matters to go down that route – and said it would be a ‘shame’ if it had to do it – but the option of it using a five working day window to lodge a veto after the rules went through remained on the table.<br>However, with team boss Mattia Binotto voting in favour of the current regulations during Thursday’s World Motor Sport Council meeting, it has ...

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World champion Lewis Hamilton said he was left with a “massive headache” after Friday’s opening practice session at the Circuit of the Americas, as others lambasted a “completely unacceptable” track surface that appears to be much bumpier this year.<br>The pitlane exit, entry to Turn 2 and rise at Turn 9 have been cited as the worst places, but Ricciardo said he did not have a problem ...

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The Racing Point driver missed the lights calling him in for a check, but halted briefly in the pitlane when his team told him about it. After questioning what he should do, he was ordered to return to the garage where the team conducted a practice pitstop. Afterwards, he was wheeled back for the weight check.<br>However, F1’s sporting regulations are strict in stating that any time a driver ...

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Hamilton needs to finish eighth or above to secure his sixth F1 world championship in the upcoming United States Grand Prix, and got his Austin weekend off to a strong start by setting the pace in Friday practice.<br>However, the champion-elect revealed he had endured a particularly tough time in the first of the day's two practice sessions, as the bumpy nature of the circuit left him feeling ...

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The Racing Point driver was alleged to have missed the order to stop for the check right at the end of the afternoon session.<br>Perez initially stopped in the pitlane when he was told over team radio that he had missed the weighbridge check. But, after asking what he should do next, he was informed to return to the garage, where the team completed a practice pitstop.<br>A report sent to the F1 ...

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