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Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

How Mercedes avoided Red Bull's trap

The US Grand Prix was not one of the most exciting races of the season, but the strategic side was very interesting, with Red Bull continuing to probe Mercedes in a chess game; they might have split the two Silver Arrows had they had more luck with a Virtual Safety Car, triggered by one of their drivers to the detriment of the other. Meanwhile further back some important results were achieved for Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz by a combination of brilliant driving and decision-making. […]

Posted on Sunday, October 23, 2016

Hamilton cruises to 50th F1 victory

Lewis Hamilton kept his slim title hopes alive as he ended a five-race drought with victory in the US Grand Prix, with team-mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg finishing second. Hamilton held off Rosberg and Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo on the ascent to Turn 1, and his feathers were unruffled thereafter, eventually coming home 4.5 seconds clear of his title rival as he coasted to the chequered flag. The win was Hamilton's fifth on US soil, and fourth in Austin, equalling Michael Schumacher's record, though […]

Posted on Saturday, October 22, 2016

Hamilton beats Rosberg to Austin pole

Lewis Hamilton got the better of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to take a morale-boosting pole position for the United States Grand Prix in Texas. Hamilton clocked a 1:34.999 on his final run in Q3 to out-pace championship leader Rosberg by two tenths of a second, but the Englishman knows a good start is essential if he is to kick-start a monumental fightback in the remaining races. Red Bull were unable to challenge Mercedes despite their encouraging practice pace, with Daniel Ricciardo six tenths adrift of […]

Posted on Friday, October 21, 2016

Vettel: Ferrari was on ‘back foot’

Sebastian Vettel is not happy with how the first two practice sessions at the Circuit of the Americas went for him after a damaged wing cost him track time in FP1 and performance in FP2. The German is confident the pace will be better on Saturday as Ferrari couldn’t show its full potential on Friday. A trip over the kerbs during the first session damaged some front end aero components and the right rearview mirror on his SF16-H which required repairs before he was able […]

Posted on Friday, October 21, 2016

Poor debut for Haas on home soil

Haas did not enjoy a positive debut on home soil after experiencing a series of issues on Friday with the main one being the rear brake drum’s winglets falling off the car. The team says the loads are very high in Austin and this might have caused the problems, but hopes to fix it before heading into the last practice session. Romain Grosjean’s best time in FP1 was a lap of 1:40.826 which put him 14th overall, while Esteban Gutiérrez slotted just behind his team mate. […]

Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2016

2016 United States GP - Thursday Press Conference

DRIVERS – Romain Grosjean (Haas), Kevin Magnussen (Renault), Valtteri Bottas (Williams), Nico Hulkenberg (Force India), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) PRESS CONFERENCE Nico, let’s begin with you: congratulations on your first works drive in Formula One, with Renault for next season. Tell us, why is this the right move for you now and what was the clincher that made you decide to take it? Nico Hulkenberg: Yeah, I believe that it’s the right step in my career at this point. I feel I have come a […]

Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Rosberg aiming for wins to end season

Nico Rosberg says he is gunning for victories after admitting that his prospects of beating Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to the title are slim. Hamilton can wrap up the crown in the United States this weekend if he extends his championship advantage to 75 points, with Rosberg currently 73 in arrears, and also seven points behind Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel. Rosberg claimed three wins across a four race spell in Spain, Monaco and Austria earlier this season but has not triumphed since, with victories split between […]

Posted on Monday, October 19, 2015

Hamilton not thinking about title

Lewis Hamilton says he will not change his approach ahead of this weekend’s United States Grand Prix despite having an opportunity to clinch the 2015 championship. Hamilton, who has twice emerged victorious at the Circuit of the Americas, will retain his title if he departs the venue with a 75 point advantage over Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg. Hamilton currently leads Vettel by 66 points, with Rosberg a further seven points behind. “It's been great to catch up with the team back at the factories […]

Posted on Friday, October 16, 2015

Marciello gets Sauber practice run in Austin

Sauber reserve driver Raffaele Marciello will receive his fourth practice outing for the squad at next weekend's United States Grand Prix. Marciello, who participated in the opening session in Malaysia, Spain and Britain, will pilot the C34-Ferrari during first practice at the Circuit of the Americas. Marciello will replace regular driver Felipe Nasr for the session, before the Brazilian returns for the second practice run later in the day. Ferrari junior Marciello currently occupies eighth position in this year's GP2 Series.