2014 United States Grand Prix FP3 & Qualifying Report

United States Grand Prix 2014

This is where we are with the car right now

Circuit of the Americas, Saturday November 1

Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen were remarkably evenly-matched throughout all three of this afternoon’s qualifying sessions, finally finishing just 0.051s apart after their final runs in Q3. However, Jenson has been given a five-place grid penalty (for a premature gearbox change) and will therefore drop to 12th – between Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg. As a result, Kevin will start seventh.

Since multiple tyre stops are predicted for tomorrow, there ought to be ample opportunity for strategy to

United States GP qualifying results: Rosberg eclipses Hamilton

After leading all three practice sessions, Lewis Hamilton loses out to teammate Nico Rosberg in qualifying. Rosberg showed the way from the start in Q3, a full four tenths quicker than Hamilton when the checkered flag flew. It’s important to note that three drivers will be facing grid penalties with Button dropping to 12th, Kvyat to last, and Vettel will start from the pit … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

United States GP practice 3 results: Mercedes leads Williams

Mercedes has locked out the top two spots in every practice session this weekend. In FP3, they were followed by the Williams duo. Pos. No. Driver Team Time Gap Laps 1 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:37.107   13 2 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1 … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

2014 United States Grand Prix – Practice Sessions

VARIABLE TEMPERATURES EXPECTED FOR UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX WEEKEND PERFORMANCE GAP OF 1.3 SECONDS BETWEEN MEDIUM AND SOFT TYRES HAMILTON FASTEST ON BOTH COMPOUNDS IN FREE PRACTICE The Circuit of the Americas is all about variety: both in terms of the demands placed upon the tyres throughout the lap and the weather conditions expected during the course of each day, as well as the weekend as a whole. Between the first and second free practice sessions, ambient and track temperatures rose by six and 16 degrees centigrade respectively. This important difference has a profound effect on the

United States GP practice 2 results: Mercedes on top once again

Lewis Hamilton led the way in the second practice session at COTA Friday, ahead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso clocked in third, but he was a full second off his rivals. Hamilton’s session has come to a premature end as his mechanics thrashed around the Mercedes, dismantling the machine due to gearbox issues. Pos. No Driver Team Time Gap Laps … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Hamilton quickest in FP1

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time of opening practice ahead of the US Grand Prix, ending the 90-minute session almost three tenths of a second clear of team-mate Nico Rosberg. Trailing Mercedes McLaren’s Jenson Button was the only driver to come close to matching the times set by the Mercedes duo, with the Briton finishing 0.378 adrift of Hamilton’s best time to claim third spot on … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

United States GP practice 1 results: Hamilton leads Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg lead FP1 at COTA, followed by McLaren’s Jenson Button. There were a couple notable incidents in the session. Separate spins by Adrian Sutil and Pastor Maldonado placed the track under a local yellow, but they both rejoined the circuit without further issue. Felipe Nasr and Max Verstappen also got some practice laps under their belt, both placing inside … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Audi confirms Domenicali signing

Oct.30 (GMM) Audi has confirmed the signing of former Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali.According to DPA news agency, a spokesman for the Volkswagen-owned marque admitted that the 49-year-old Italian will start work at Ingolstadt on November 1.The spokesman also confirmed reports that Domenicali would work in the area of service and mobility, due to his extensive international … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Stewards to rule on Austin qualifying tweak – report

Oct.30 (GMM) F1 is heading awkwardly into the US Grand Prix weekend, following the collapse of the two backmarkers Caterham and Marussia.The sport has always had a dubious relationship with America, although Austin’s inaugural races in 2012 and last year were proclaimed definite successes, featuring big crowds and the exciting Circuit of the Americas layout.But in 2005, F1 famously … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Vettel’s younger brother starts racing career

Oct.30 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel’s younger brother is kicking off his own motor racing career.Fabian Vettel, once photographed as a child playing with a remote control car in the F1 paddock, is now 15 and embarking on a foray in Poland’s Volkswagen Golf Cup.Germany’s Sport Bild said the young Vettel tested a car at the Lausitzring in Germany, saying afterwards: “It was faster than I … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories