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Lotus: It’s been another positive weekend for the team

Romain Grosjean produced a superbly controlled drive to take second place in the United States Grand Prix from third on the grid, whilst a difficult afternoon for Heikki Kovalainen saw the Finn drop to fifteenth from his eighth place grid slot. A lightning start from Romain saw the Frenchman leapfrog Mark Webber for second place […]

Force India: We leave the U.S. without the results we thought were possible

Sahara Force India missed out on points at the Circuit of The Americas as Paul Di Resta finished in P16 following a two-stop strategy. Adrian Sutil was out of luck and retired on lap one after contact with Pastor Maldonado. P16. Paul Di Resta   VJM06-04 Tyre strategy: Used Medium, New Hard, Used Medium “I […]

Sauber: We are very happy with this solid result for the team

The Sauber F1 Team was able to score points at the United States Grand Prix in Austin. Nico Hülkenberg finished in a very good sixth position. Esteban Gutiérrez was forced to start from 20th due to a grid penalty. He pitted on lap one while the safety car was deployed. Gutiérrez then drove a strong […]

Williams: It was a great improvement for us here in Austin

Team and drivers report from the United States Grand Prix, Round 18 of the 2013 Formula 1 World Championship, at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Race Notes Valtteri Bottas finished 8th with Pastor Maldonado 17th in today’s United States Grand Prix. Valtteri drove a great race to score four points for the team […]

Caterham drivers report from the United States Grand Prix

Team and drivers report from the United States Grand Prix, Round 18 of the 2013 Formula 1 World Championship, at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Charles Pic, car 20, chassis CT03-#6: “Off the line I passed Chilton and was right behind Giedo and Bianchi at the end of the first lap. However, the car […]

Marussia: Result is the fruition of some late developments to the car

The Marussia F1 Team took the fight to Caterham – and won – in today’s 2013 Formula 1™ United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. After a tough weekend up until qualifying, the Team bounced back sufficiently well to enable Jules Bianchi to remain ahead of both van der Garde and Pic from lights to […]

Mercedes: Fourth and ninth positions are not what we aim for as a team

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg finished the United States Grand Prix in fourth and ninth places respectively today. Lewis executed a controlled and well-managed one-stop strategy, running option/prime and stopping on lap 25 Nico also made just a single stop, pitting on lap 22 and also running option/prime with a 34- lap stint to the […]

McLaren: Both Checo and Jenson drove very well in trying circumstances

Team and drivers report from the United States Grand Prix, Round 18 of the 2013 Formula 1 World Championship, at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Sergio Perez MP4-28A-03: “To be honest, I was expecting to achieve a little bit more than seventh today. On the opening lap, I managed to push past Fernando […]

Toro Rosso: A solid performance, which would have looked much better if we had qualified better

Team and drivers report from the United States Grand Prix, Round 18 of the 2013 Formula 1 World Championship, at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Daniel Ricciardo (STR8-01) Race Position: 11th “It was a tough end to the day, really tough. It looked as though we were going to hang on to the flag […]

Bottas: I’m very happy to get my first points in Formula 1, it’s a great day

Bottas: I’m very happy to get my first points in Formula 1, it’s a great day

After a weekend filled with accusations of favouritism and dirty tricks, Williams ended the U.S. Grand Prix on a high note with Finnish rookie Valtteri Bottas scoring his first Formula One championship points. “I’m very happy to get my first points in Formula One today. It is a great day and I’m very happy for […]

United States Grand Prix: Vettel speechless as he makes it eight in a row

United States Grand Prix: Vettel speechless as he makes it eight in a row

“I am speechless, we have to remember these days. There’s no guarantee they will last. I love this team. Incredible, I love you guys,” were Sebastian Vettel’s words to his Red Bull team shortly after he crossed the finish line to win the United States Grand Prix and become the first driver in the history […]

Dubai Expo 2020 bid logo featured on Lotus in Austin

Dubai Expo 2020 bid logo featured on Lotus in Austin

Emaar and Genii Capital join forces to promote Dubai’s Expo 2020 bid on Lotus F1 Team cars Lotus F1 Team side-pods are to feature Dubai Expo 2020 logo as it throttles down the Circuit of the Americas in Austin at the 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, in Dubai’s bid message to reach over […]

Alonso reveals he suffered numbness and headaches after Abu Dhabi impact

Alonso reveals he suffered numbness and headaches after Abu Dhabi impact

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso has revealed that he lost feeling in the left side of his body and suffered severe headaches in the wake of his recent Abu Dhabi Grand Prix impact. The Spaniard’s participation in this weekend’s United States Grand Prix was in doubt, after he hurt his back in a violent ride over […]

McLaren orders removal of Mexican flags featuring marijuana leaf

McLaren orders removal of Mexican flags featuring marijuana leaf

McLaren has denied deliberately placing Mexican flags bearing images of marijuana leaves above the team’s official merchandise stall in Austin. At the first race after it emerged thatMexican Sergio Perez has been dropped for 2014, the Mexican consulate reportedly complained about “several” offensive flags ahead of the US Grand Prix, which takes place in Texas, […]

Kovalainen now in the running for 2014 race seat says Lotus boss

Kovalainen now in the running for 2014 race seat says Lotus boss

On the heels of an impressive showing on the first two days of practice and qualifying in Austin, Heikki Kovalainen has emerged as a surprise, late contender to drive for Lotus in 2014. The Finn, Caterham’s ‘Friday’ driver this season, was drafted into Lotus’ race lineup for Austin when countryman Kimi Raikkonen headed for early […]

Persistent headaches and back pain do not slow Alonso down

Persistent headaches and back pain do not slow Alonso down

Fernando Alonso overcame headaches and back pain on his way to claiming sixth place on the grid for Ferrari at this weekend’s United States Grand Prix. He raised his performance after a struggle in difficult, blustery conditions while teammate Felipe Massa ended up 15th. “I had a little bit of pain yesterday and this morning […]

Maldonado: I think in my car somebody is playing with the pressure and the temperatures

Maldonado: I think in my car somebody is playing with the pressure and the temperatures

Williams rejected any suggestion of favouritism or dirty tricks after their departing Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado made thinly-veiled accusations of shenanigans against the Formula 1 team on Saturday. Maldonado, who is leaving the team after next week’s finale in Brazil, qualified only 18th for the United States Grand Prix while Finnish rookie team mate Valtteri […]

Kovalainen: I’ve done everything to step into Kimi’s shoes, I’ve even worn his underwear

Kovalainen: I’ve done everything to step into Kimi’s shoes, I’ve even worn his underwear

Heikki Kovalainen was not worried about stepping into the absent Kimi Raikkonen’s shoes – or his underwear for that matter – at the United States Grand Prix on Saturday. Lotus’s Finnish stand-in, replacing Raikkonen at short notice after the 2007 World Champion pulled out of the last two races to have back surgery, qualified an […]

Perez: I am going through a tough time, I don’t know where I am going to end up

Perez: I am going through a tough time, I don’t know where I am going to end up

Sergio Perez gave McLaren food for thought on Saturday after comfortably outqualifying team mate Jenson Button at the United States Grand Prix only days after being told that he was being dropped at the end of the season. The Mexican put his car seventh on the grid, equalling his best starting position of the year, […]

Gutierrez handed 10 place grid penalty for impeding Maldonado

Gutierrez handed 10 place grid penalty for impeding Maldonado

Sauber’s Esteban Gutierrez was hit with a 10 place grid penalty for the US Formula 1 Grand Prix after impeding Williams driver Pastor Maldonado during qualifying on Saturday. The Mexican, who had qualified 10th for Sunday’s race, will now start 20th after stewards ruled he had “unnecessarily impeded” the Venezuelan just minutes into the session […]

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