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Ferrari: It’s difficult to give a clear explanation of how the weekend has gone

Team and drivers report from qualifying for the United States Grand Prix, at Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas. Fernando Alonso: “I feel reasonably satisfied with the result of today’s qualifying, because after the problems we have had almost all weekend long and even in Q1, we had little hope of getting through to […]

Force India: A mixed Qualifying result for the team

Qualifying at the Circuit of The Americas saw Paul Di Resta qualify in P12 for the United States Grand Prix. Adrian Sutil will line up in P17 after a technical issue hampered his chances. P12. Paul Di Resta – VJM06-04: “I’m reasonably happy with today’s result because this is a track that does not particularly […]

Williams: We had both cars on similar configurations targeting the same optimum operating window

Team and drivers report from qualifying for the United States Grand Prix, at Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas. Qualifying Notes Valtteri Bottas qualified ninth with Pastor Maldonado 18th for tomorrow’s United States Grand Prix. Pastor’s qualifying was hindered by traffic in Q1 which meant that he just missed out on Q2. Valtteri was […]

Lotus: Our long run pace looks good and we’re feeling quite confident

Romain Grosjean ended the day third with Heikki Kovalainen eighth during Qualifying for tomorrow’s United States Grand Prix. Cool, dry, misty conditions prevailed during the morning’s final practice session, with rising temperatures and sporadic gusts of wind the feature of qualifying at the Circuit of the Americas. An unpredictable Q1 session saw varying grip levels […]

Sauber: It’s great that the team is able to continue its momentum

The Sauber F1 Team showed a strong performance during qualifying for the United States Grand Prix in Austin. Both drivers qualified in the top ten, Nico Hülkenberg in fourth and Esteban Gutiérrez in tenth. The wind was a challenge for the engineers as well as the drivers. Nevertheless, everyone managed the situation well. Tomorrow the […]

Red Bull: It was a great team performance and a great 40th birthday present for Christian

Team and drivers report from qualifying for the United States Grand Prix, at Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas. Sebastian Vettel, Position: Pole winner, (3rd Practice – P1, 1:36.733): “It’s obviously great for the team to have both cars on the front row for tomorrow. It was a tricky session as the wind had picked […]

Marussia: We lost our way a little, but we are now back on the pace

After a difficult start to the weekend, the Marussia F1 Team pulled it back again in qualifying today, with Jules Bianchi finding enough pace when it counted to split the two Caterhams. Jules finished ahead of Charles Pic in P20 with a lap time of 1:40.528 and Max ended his day in P22 with a […]

Mercedes: A very tough qualifying session and certainly not what we were hoping for

A tough qualifying session at the Circuit of the Americas this afternoon saw Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg qualify in fifth and 14th places respectively for the United States Grand Prix. Lewis ran the following tyre strategy: Q1, New Prime/New Option; Q2, Old Option/New Option; Q3, New Option Nico qualified outside the top ten for […]

McLaren report from US GP qualifying in Austin

Team and drivers report from qualifying for the United States Grand Prix, at Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas. Sergio Perez MP4-28A-03: “Obviously, I’m very pleased, but, when you’re so close to the cars in front, you still want to improve. In that respect, I’m slightly disappointed – but if you’d told me I’d be […]

Toro Rosso: We went in different directions with our two cars

Team and drivers report from qualifying for the United States Grand Prix, at Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas. Daniel Ricciardo (STR8-01) Third Practice Session Best lap: 1:38.109, pos. 15th, 23 laps Qualifying Best lap: (Q1) 1:38.882, (Q2) 1:38.131, pos. 11th “Overall, I am pretty happy with eleventh, which is clearly very close to making the […]

Caterham drivers report from US GP qualifying in Austin

Drivers report from qualifying for the United States Grand Prix, at Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas. Charles Pic: “We had a small mechanical issue at the start of FP3 which meant I had to come in earlier than we’d planned on run one. It was fixed quickly and I was back out on […]

United States GP Qualifying: Vettel steals pole from Webber in final lap shootout

United States GP Qualifying: Vettel steals pole from Webber in final lap shootout

It came down to a final sector surge, on the final lap of Sebastian Vettel’s run to knock teammate Mark Webber off the top of the timing screens at the end of Qualifying for the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas. It seemed as if we were in for a repeat of […]

Austin Practice 3: Vettel fastest as Red Bull duo simply too good

Austin Practice 3: Vettel fastest as Red Bull duo simply too good

Sebastian Vettel, and Red Bull team as a whole, have hardly lifted off the gas despite having already bagged both the 2013 Formula 1 Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championship titles. As if this is not enough they now seem intent in rubbing salt into the wounds of their rivals. Ahead of qualifying in Austin, once again, […]

Lotus: Kovalainen’s done a brilliant job, particularly getting used to driving a new car

Lotus: Kovalainen’s done a brilliant job, particularly getting used to driving a new car

Heikki Kovalainen has been around Formula 1 long enough not to get excited about Friday practice times but the Lotus team was singing his praises after their Finnish stand-in’s impressive performance at the U.S. Grand Prix. The veteran of 109 Formula 1 races, the last 60 of which he had to make do without scoring […]

Kvyat: I enjoyed every single moment of driving the track

Kvyat: I enjoyed every single moment of driving the track

Friday 16 November 2013 will go down as big day for Daniil Kvyat, in a month of big days for the 19 year old Russian, having recently been confirmed as the 2014 replacement for Daniel Ricciardo at Toro Rosso, he then qualified for his F1 Superlicense, and now he has made his official F1 debut […]

United States Grand Prix: Team representatives press conference full transcript

United States Grand Prix: Team representatives press conference full transcript

Full transcript from the FIA hosted Formula 1 team representatives at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, on the opening day of the United States Grand Prix weekend featuring: Sam Michael (McLaren), Rob White (Renault Sport F1), Nick Chester (Lotus), Paddy Lowe (Mercedes), Adrian Newey (Red Bull Racing), James Allison (Ferrari). Three of the […]

Ferrari: No major surprises and now we must wait and see how things go

Ferrari: No major surprises and now we must wait and see how things go

Team and drivers report from the opening day of free practice for the United States Grand Prix, Round 18 of the Formula 1 World Championship, at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Fernando Alonso: “I had no problem being back on track today. My back felt fine and I was able to drive the […]

McLaren: Both drivers reported that the MP4-28 performed well around this fantastic Austin circuit

McLaren: Both drivers reported that the MP4-28 performed well around this fantastic Austin circuit

Team and drivers report from the opening day of free practice for the United States Grand Prix, Round 18 of the Formula 1 World Championship, at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Jenson Button MP4-28A-02: “Both sessions today were quite positive. Our car’s feeling reasonably good around here, and it’s a fun circuit to […]

Lotus: We were happy with the pace from both drivers, particularly on the long runs

Lotus: We were happy with the pace from both drivers, particularly on the long runs

Heikki Kovalainen ended the first day of practice for the United States Grand Prix with the fifth fastest time at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Team-mate Romain Grosjean was eighth fastest during an afternoon of glorious blue skies; contrasting the delayed and interrupted morning session. Technical programme notes: Both drivers ran the […]

Force India: Both drivers have yet to find the optimum balance

Force India: Both drivers have yet to find the optimum balance

Sahara Force India completed a busy free practice programme in preparation for this weekend’s United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas. Adrian Sutil – VJM06-03: “It’s my first visit to Austin and I have to say I really like the track. There are some nice corners and some tricky ones where it’s […]

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