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United States GP (2019)

United States Circuit of the Americas
01 Nov - 03 Nov
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Dislodged switch cover caused Hamilton's Q3 slump in Austin

Mercedes has revealed that Lewis Hamilton's qualifying struggles at the United States Grand Prix were triggered by a dislodged switch cover on his steering wheel affecting his engine braking.

Raikkonen: I might as well be last if I’m 11th

Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen says he "might as well have finished last" in the United States Grand Prix after just missing out on scoring a point in 11th place.

Red Bull hails Albon's "phenomenal" Austin charge

Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christan Horner has said that the manner in which Alex Albon charged through the field in the United States Grand Prix was "phenomenal".

Racing Point: "Justice prevailed" with Kvyat penalty

Racing Point Formula 1 team boss Otmar Szafnauer says Daniil Kvyat deserved the five-second penalty that he received for his last-lap contact with Sergio Perez in the United States Grand Prix.

Magnussen's brake disc "exploded" during US GP

Kevin Magnussen's late-race retirement in the United States Grand Prix was caused by an "exploded" brake disc on his Haas Formula 1 car.

Floor damage hurt Verstappen's Austin win bid

Max Verstappen's bid for victory in the United States Grand Prix was hurt by him picking up floor damage early in the race.

Hamilton: Sixth F1 championship "beyond surreal"

Lewis Hamilton says he does not know how to feel after guaranteeing his sixth Formula 1 title in the United States Grand Prix, an achievement he called “beyond surreal”.

United States Grand Prix driver ratings

F1's pre-eminent driver performed immaculately on the day he was crowned champion for a sixth time, but he nevertheless failed to score full marks while others succeeded thanks to polished performances all weekend at Austin

Why Hamilton's finest moment was also Bottas's

Lewis Hamilton sealed his sixth Formula 1 world championship in style, to well and truly enter the greatest of all time debate. He was beaten on the day by his teammate, though, who turned in his best grand-prix winning performance to date

Ferrari explains dip in straightline speed at Austin

Ferrari insists the lack of straightline speed over the United States Grand Prix weekend had nothing to do with its Formula 1 engine.

Kvyat: Perez clash penalty "stupid" and "unacceptable"

Daniil Kvyat has described his penalty for colliding with Sergio Perez in the United States Grand Prix as "stupid" and "unacceptable".

Bottas: Denying Hamilton win/title combo "feels good"

Valtteri Bottas says it "feels good" to deny teammate Lewis Hamilton the chance to win the Formula 1 title with victory in the United States Grand Prix.

Leclerc hits back at Verstappen's Ferrari allegations

Charles Leclerc has labelled Max Verstappen’s accusation that Ferrari had been getting around Formula 1’s engine rules as a "joke".

Penalty costs Kvyat points finish in second straight race

Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Daniel Kvyat has been denied a point-scoring finish by a post-race penalty for a second event straight in the United States Grand Prix.

United States GP: Hamilton seals title despite losing win to Bottas

Lewis Hamilton clinched his sixth Formula 1 title despite being passed for victory late on by Valtteri Bottas the United States Grand Prix.

Grosjean didn't want to "touch" Haas upgrade after crash

Romain Grosjean says he didn’t want to "touch" his Haas Formula 1 team’s most recent aero package any more, with his engineers still at a loss to explain what caused his practice crash at the United States Grand Prix.

Hamilton "not looking to pull out miracles" in Austin

Lewis Hamilton is "not looking to pull out miracles" as he prepares to clinch a sixth Formula 1 title in the United States Grand Prix after a disappointing qualifying session.

Verstappen: Qualifying shows Red Bull has rediscovered form

Max Verstappen says United States Grand Prix qualifying showed his Red Bull Formula 1 team has rediscovered its performance and also made “a really big step forward” compared to 2018.

Vettel slams "major BS" restriction on helmet changes

Sebastian Vettel believes Formula 1’s rule restricting drivers from changing their crash helmet designs more than one is “major BS”, a sentiment shared by Max Verstappen.

McLaren confident of avoiding Mexico slump in Austin

McLaren has faith that it will not suffer a repeat of its Mexican Grand Prix race slump in Austin this afternoon, after discovering its issues last weekend were caused by breaking aero parts.

Hamilton: Ferrari has lost engine power in Austin

Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff have both indicated that Ferrari has lost straightline performance in Austin, but stopped short of attributing this to a technical directive on fuel flow issued by the FIA this weekend.

Verstappen blames Hamilton for qualifying "close call"

Max Verstappen says Lewis Hamilton caused a “close call” in United States Grand Prix qualifying by driving like he “didn’t care” when several Formula 1 drivers were finishing their outlaps.

Vettel regrets conservative first Q3 run

Sebastian Vettel has admitted he regrets being so conservative on his first run in Q3 for the United States Grand Prix after missing out on pole position to Valtteri Bottas by just 0.012 seconds.

United States GP: Bottas beats Vettel to pole, Hamilton fifth

Valtteri Bottas claimed his fifth pole position of the 2019 Formula 1 season in qualifying for the United States Grand Prix at Austin.

United States GP: Verstappen tops FP3 as Leclerc hits trouble

Max Verstappen topped final practice for Formula 1's United States Grand Prix, as Lando Norris posted a surprise third-best time for McLaren and Charles Leclerc stopped with a problem.

Pirelli responds to "disappointed" drivers over 2020 tyres

Pirelli Formula 1 boss Mario Isola has explained why many drivers expressed doubts about the prototype 2020 tyres that were tried in Austin on Friday.

Perez punished with pitlane start for missing weighbridge

Sergio Perez will have to start the United States Grand Prix from the pitlane after he failed to stop for a weighbridge check at the end of second practice in Austin.

Hamilton struggled with "massive headache" from COTA bumps

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton says he "was feeling horrible" after first practice at Circuit of the Americas, as the bumps gave him a "massive headache".

Perez could face pitlane start after missing weighbridge

Sergio Perez could be forced to start the United States Grand Prix from the pitlane after missing a weighbridge check at the end of Friday's second free practice session.

F1 drivers fear "totally unacceptable" bumps will cause crashes

Formula 1 drivers have voiced concern that there is a risk of a run of crashes in the United States Grand Prix and potential for them getting hurt from "totally unacceptable" bumps on the Austin track.

United States GP: Hamilton tops FP2 from Leclerc

Lewis Hamilton set the pace in the second Formula 1 free practice session ahead of the United States Grand Prix, outpacing Charles Leclerc by 0.301s.

Track bumps caused Leclerc's throttle pedal issue

Charles Leclerc suffered a throttle pedal issue on his Ferrari Formula 1 car in opening practice for the United States Grand Prix that was caused by the Austin circuit's bumps.

United States GP: Verstappen heads Vettel in FP1, Hamilton eighth

Max Verstappen set the fastest time in the opening Formula 1 practice session for the United States Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton was only eighth in the lead Mercedes.

Hamilton's engineer Bonnington returns ahead of schedule

Lewis Hamilton’s regular race engineer Peter Bonnington has returned to the Mercedes Formula 1 team at the United States Grand Prix, one race earlier than expected.

Ricciardo pays tribute to Longhorns with Austin helmet design

Daniel Ricciardo will pay homage to American college football team the Texas Longhorns with the helmet design he will wear during the United States Grand Prix.

Tech insight: Why Austin’s challenge is so different to Mexico’s

Formula 1’s autumnal North American back-to-back races are held at two tracks that are not only very different to one another in terms of driving challenge, the contrast in altitude means they are also poles apart in terms of cooling requirements and available downforce levels.