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United States GP (2018)

United States Circuit of the Americas
18 Oct - 21 Oct
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COTA threatened by $25m US GP funding hit

Formula 1 venue Circuit of the Americas faces a huge financial hit after the Texas state government refused to release the funds that the track has received every year since it began to host the United States Grand Prix.

Revealed: Austin F1 “Neeeow!” man video posted on Twitter

The source of the bizarre “neeeow!” audio on Formula 1’s United States Grand Prix world feed broadcast has been revealed on Twitter.

"Stupid" fuel rules made Magnussen drive like grandma

A frustrated Kevin Magnussen has lashed out at Formula 1's "stupid" fuel limits after he was disqualified from the United States Grand Prix despite "driving like a grandmother".

Rule-breakers can’t have ‘goodie bags’ – Hulkenberg

Renault Formula 1 driver Nico Hulkenberg has no sympathy over Haas’s and Force India’s United States Grand Prix disqualification because they do not deserve “goodie bags” for breaking the rules.

The thrill that means more than winning to Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen finally ended his Formula 1 win-draught at last weekend's US Grand Prix. His demeanour in the race’s immediate aftermath was as understated as ever, but that’s because the moment he enjoys most had already passed.

Raikkonen: Blaming Vettel for his errors 'pointless'

Kimi Raikkonen believes it is “pointless” for critics to analyse his Ferrari Formula 1 teammate Sebastian Vettel’s season and blame him for his mistakes.

Renault needed "remobilisation" after recent struggles

Renault Sport president Jerome Stoll says that the French manufacturer undertook an internal review after struggling in recent races, and it was that process helped it bounce back in Austin.

Strategy Report: Mercedes errors hand Ferrari a lifeline

Mercedes' tyrewear struggles and an imperfect strategy has allowed its rival Ferrari to postpone Lewis Hamilton's coronation and breathe new life into the constructors' battle.

Rule Vettel broke is "easy to follow" - Whiting

FIA race director Charlie Whiting believes Formula 1’s red-flag rules are an “easy thing to follow” and that Sebastian Vettel simply did not do a good enough job at Austin.

Hartley: My form against Gasly worthy of Toro Rosso stay

Under-pressure Toro Rosso driver Brendon Hartley believes some people have the wrong impression of his form versus Formula 1 teammate Pierre Gasly and thinks he deserves to keep his drive.

Why Ferrari's turnaround is difficult to explain

Ferrari returned to form in the United States, with a performance swing from Suzuka to Austin that raised a few eyebrows when compared to how most teams matched up across the two most recent events.

Mercedes modified wheel rims to avoid risk of Ferrari protest

The risk of a post-race protest from Ferrari prompted Mercedes to make modifications to its radical wheel rim design ahead of the United States Grand Prix, Motorsport.com can reveal.

Mercedes had multiple problems in Austin - Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton claims he suffered multiple problems in the United States Grand Prix that started when his Mercedes Formula 1 team needed to replace the water pump on Sunday morning.

Renault rivals frustrated by Sainz penalty

Renault's Formula 1 rivals Force India and Haas are frustrated by the leniency of the five-second track limit penalty that Carlos Sainz got in the United States Grand Prix.

United States Grand Prix driver ratings

Two drivers - at the head of the Class A and B order - earned perfect scores for near-flawless performances at Austin, while a charging drive and quietly impressive midfield performances were also rewarded with high marks.

How Raikkonen finally ended his win drought

Kimi Raikkonen's second stint at Ferrari has been characterised by dropping the ball at key moments and costing himself chances to win races. At Austin he passed every test to end a wait of more than 100 races to return to the top of the podium.

Hamilton gave Verstappen "way too much space"

Lewis Hamilton has admitted he gave Max Verstappen "way too much space" in his failed bid to pass his Formula 1 rival for second in the United States Grand Prix.

Vettel: I had speed to win in Austin

Sebastian Vettel reckons he had the speed to win the United States Grand Prix, had he not lost ground on the opening lap after a collision with Daniel Ricciardo.

Magnussen stripped of US GP points finish

Haas Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen has been disqualified from the United States Grand Prix.

Ocon disqualified from US GP for fuel infringement

Esteban Ocon has been disqualified from his eighth-place finish in the United States Grand Prix after his car was found to have breached Formula 1's fuel flow limits.

Raikkonen "proved people wrong" ending win drought

United States Grand Prix winner Kimi Raikkonen believes he has "proved some people wrong" after claiming his first Formula 1 victory in five and a half years.

Mercedes "made it hard for ourselves" in US GP - Hamilton

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton admits he and the team “made it hard for ourselves” in committing to an inferior United States Grand Prix strategy compared to his nearest rivals.

Alonso says there's "more amateurs" in F1 than in WEC

Fernando Alonso says there are "more amateur" drivers in Formula 1 than in the World Endurance Championship after his crash with Lance Stroll in the United States Grand Prix.

Ricciardo "put his fist through wall" after US GP exit

Red Bull Formula 1 team principal Christian Horner says Daniel Ricciardo put his fist through the wall of his room at Austin after retiring from the United States Grand Prix.

US GP: Raikkonen wins to delay Hamilton coronation

Kimi Raikkonen claimed his first Formula 1 win in five years in the United States Grand Prix, as Lewis Hamilton's 2018 title celebrations were delayed despite a Sebastian Vettel spin.

Pirelli orders teams to raise rear tyre pressures for race

Pirelli has raised the minimum rear tyre pressures for the United States GP from 20.0 to 21.5 psi between qualifying and the race.

Honda gains leave Verstappen "very excited" for 2019

Max Verstappen says he’s now "very excited" about what is possible with Honda in Formula 1 next year after another strong performance from the Japanese manufacturer in Austin.

Toro Rosso parks Gasly's upgrade for US GP

Pierre Gasly will not race Toro Rosso’s upgraded front wing in the United States Grand Prix after taking it off before Saturday’s Formula 1 qualifying session at Austin.

Ricciardo warned in advance about kerb Verstappen hit

Daniel Ricciardo has revealed that he was advised before qualifying at the United States Grand Prix to steer clear of the kerbs that put Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen out of action.

Wolff: Stewards had no choice but to penalise Vettel

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes the United States Grand Prix stewards had no choice but to give Sebastian Vettel a grid penalty for Sunday’s Formula 1 race.

Bottas escapes punishment for Q3 infringement

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.

Verstappen "amazed" by freak suspension breakage

Max Verstappen says Red Bull was left "amazed" by the freak suspension breakage that put him out of the qualifying for the United States Grand Prix.

Vettel: Ferrari boosted by ditching recent upgrades

Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari’s surprising return to form at the United States Grand Prix is linked to it rolling back recent upgrades.

Hamilton was in "different headspace" for pole

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton says being in a "different headspace" going into qualifying helped him beat the Ferraris to pole for the United States Grand Prix.

US GP: Hamilton beats Vettel to pole by 0.061s

Lewis Hamilton claimed his ninth Formula 1 pole position of the season in qualifying for the United States Grand Prix, while title rival Sebastian Vettel will start fifth.

US GP: Vettel leads Ferrari 1-2 in final practice

Sebastian Vettel set the pace in the final Formula 1 practice session for the United States Grand Prix as the teams finally got some dry running.

Red Bull won't let Ricciardo test 2018 Renault

Red Bull Racing will not allow Daniel Ricciardo to drive for his future team Renault in the Pirelli tyre test that follows the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

F1 drivers warned over Austin track limits

Formula 1 drivers have been told that the FIA will take a no-tolerance approach to any abuse of track limits at Austin's penultimate corner.

BetDSI odds: Formula 1 at Circuit of the Americas

Take a look at the odds for this weekend's Formula 1 United States Grand Prix from the Circuit of the Americas.

Vettel backed by rivals over "harsh" penalty

Sebastian Vettel’s punishment of a three-place grid drop for the United States Grand Prix and licence penalty points is “quite harsh”, Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Pierre Gasly believes.

Why there's no reason to expect a Ferrari fightback

Sebastian Vettel claimed he was not concerned by rain at Austin because "If our car's quick, it will be quick when it's dry and when it's wet". That's bad news for Ferrari, which can no longer beat runaway F1 title favourite Mercedes in a straight fight.

Penalised Vettel says red flag rules policing is "wrong"

Sebastian Vettel thinks the way that Formula 1's red flag rules are policed is wrong, after being handed a three-place grid penalty for not slowing enough in practice for the United States Grand Prix.

Vettel incurs costly grid penalty for US GP

Formula 1 title outsider Sebastian Vettel has received a three-place grid penalty for the United States Grand Prix for failing to slow for red flags during practice.

US GP: Hamilton stays on top in rain-hit FP2

Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton topped the times in a rain-hit second Formula 1 practice session at Austin on Friday afternoon ahead of this weekend's United States Grand Prix.

US GP: Hamilton leads wet first practice by 1.3s

Lewis Hamilton began his bid to secure a fifth Formula 1 title in perfect fashion by dominating a wet opening practice session for the United States Grand Prix.

More Honda changes to trigger US grid penalties

Toro Rosso Formula 1 drivers Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley are poised to pick up grid penalties for the United States Grand Prix because of Honda engine changes.

Vettel faces grid drop threat for red-flag offence

Formula 1 title outsider Sebastian Vettel faces the threat of a grid penalty for the United States Grand Prix after being summoned to the stewards for a red-flag offence.

Only Gasly has Toro Rosso upgrade to trial in US

Toro Rosso has one upgraded aerodynamic package available for Friday practice, which Pierre Gasly will trial ahead of Formula 1's United States Grand Prix.

Ferrari brings major floor update to Austin

Ferrari is to test a major new floor update at the United States Grand Prix as it bids to keep itself in the Formula 1 championship hunt.

US GP: Thursday's press conference

DRIVERS – Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing), Fernando ALONSO (McLaren), Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes), Romain GROSJEAN (Haas).

NASCAR's Bowyer "blown away" by F1 visit

NASCAR star Clint Bowyer says he was blown away by his first sight of Formula 1 technology in Austin on Thursday.

Ferrari will "punch back hard" - Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton expects Ferrari to "punch back hard" in the United States Grand Prix and insists he is not thinking about clinching the 2018 Formula 1 world championship at Austin.

2018 US Grand Prix coverage by ESPN, ABC

Formula 1 coverage from the Circuit of The Americas will be covered by both ESPN and ABC, with reports on SportsCenter, Good Morning America Weekend and on ESPN digital platforms.

F1 installs Austin kerbs to avoid Verstappen drama repeat

Formula 1 has moved to prevent a repeat of Max Verstappen’s corner cutting controversy from last year’s United States Grand Prix by installing new kerbs at the Austin track.

McLaren conservative again in US GP tyre picks

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has unveiled teams' tyre selections for the upcoming United States Grand Prix in Austin, with McLaren having made another conservative choice.