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The 2015 United States Grand Prix (officially the 2015 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix)[1] was be the sixteenth round of the 2015 Formula One Season. It was held between October 23 and October 25, 2015.


Background[]

All of the teams used Pirelli's soft and medium tyres.[2] It was also announced shortly after the Russian Grand Prix that Bernie Ecclestone and Marco Tronchetti Provera had agreed for Pirelli to sign a new three-year contract.[3] In the driver market, there was official confirmation by Lotus F1 that Jolyon Palmer, the Brit who had been testing for them and had taken part in several practice sessions, would be driving for them in 2016.[4]

For the Grand Prix, Renault introduced a new engine for Red Bull and Toro Rosso to use, although they would have to take grid penalties if they do used them, due to the fact that they had gone past the limit of using up to four engines.[5] Daniel Ricciardo later said that Red Bull would not use the new engine in the race.[6]

Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen were both given ten-place grid penalties for using a fifth engine, which would increase any hopes of Lewis Hamilton winning the Drivers' Championship if Vettel did not finish the race within the top two.[7]

Entry list[]

The full entry list for the 2015 United States Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF15-T Ferrari 060 1.6 V6t P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM08B Mercedes PU106B 1.6 V6t P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B 1.6 V6t P
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado
28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Manor Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR03B Ferrari 059/3 1.6 V6t P
53 United States Alexander Rossi
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MP4-30 Honda RA615H 1.6 V6t P
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes F1 W06 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B 1.6 V6t P
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB11 Renault Energy F1-2015 1.6 V6t P
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB11 Renault Energy F1-2015 1.6 V6t P
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C34 Ferrari 060 1.6 V6t P
12 Brazil Felipe Nasr
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR10 Renault Energy F1-2015 1.6 V6t P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr.
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW37 Mercedes PU106B 1.6 V6t P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Test Drivers for Practice Sessions Only
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B 1.6 V6t P
36 Italy Raffaele Marciello Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C34 Ferrari 060 1.6 V6t P
Source:[8]

Practice Overview[]

FP1[]

FP2[]

FP3[]

Practice Results[]

No Driver Team FP1 FP2 FP3
Time Pos Time Pos Time Pos
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:55.592 3 No Time
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:55.710 6 No Time
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 1:53.989 1 No Time
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:56.326 8 No Time
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 1:58.319 15 DNP
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:59.743 17 No Time
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 1:57.139 12 No Time
12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari DNP No Time
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes No Time 20 No Time
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:56.839 9 No Time
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:57.081 11 No Time
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:57.495 13 No Time
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:55.224 2 No Time
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 1:57.518 14 No Time
28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 2:01.907 19 No Time
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes DNP No Time DNP
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:55.969 7 No Time
36 Italy Raffaele Marciello Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:59.431 16 DNP DNP
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:55.693 5 No Time
53 United States Alexander Rossi United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 2:01.154 18 No Time
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:55.667 4 No Time
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:56.866 10 No Time
Source: [9][10]

Qualifying[]

Q1[]

Q2[]

Q3[]

Qualifying Results[]

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3* Grid
Pos. Time Pos. Time Pos. Time
1 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 2 1:56.671 1 1:56.824 1
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 3 1:56.871 2 1:56.929 2
3 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 1 1:56.495 3 1:57.969 3
4 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-Renault 4 1:57.640 4 1:58.434 4
5 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 15 2:00.950 5 1:58.596 13
6 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 8 1:59.284 6 1:59.210 5
7 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 6 1:58.325 7 1:59.333 6
8 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 5 1:58.198 8 1:59.703 18
9 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 14 2:00.902 9 1:59.999 7
10 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 7 1:58.689 10 2:00.199 8
11 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 10 1:59.704 11 2:00.265 9
12 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 9 1:59.569 12 2:00.334 16
13 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 11 2:00.236 13 2:00.595 10
14 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 12 2:00.261 14 2:01.193 11
15 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 13 2:00.844 15 2:01.604 12
16 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 16 2:02.212 14
17 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 17 2:03.194 15
18 53 United States Alexander Rossi United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 18 2:04.176 17
19 28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 19 2:04.526 19§
107% Time: 2:04.653
NC 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Renault NC 2:07.304 20ƒ
Source:[11]
  • * Qualifying 3 was cancelled due to heavy rain.
  • Vettel and Räikkönen received ten-grid penalties for using additional power units.
  • Bottas received a five-grid penalty for a gearbox change.
  • § Stevens received a 20-grid penalty for power unit changes, but was not placed back on the grid due to Sainz failing to set his time.
  • ƒ Sainz was allowed to start at the back of the grid despite failing to set his time within 107%.

Grid[]

Race[]

Report[]

Results[]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 56 h m s 25
2 + 18
3 + 15
4 + 12
5 + 10
6 + 8
7 + 6
8 + 4
9 + 2
10 + 1
11 +
12 +
13 +
14 +
15 +
16 +
17 +
18 +
19 +
20 +
Source: [12]

Milestones[]

  • Sauber's 400th race entry, including their stint as BMW Sauber (330th race entry excluding stint).
  • Red Bull's 200th race entry.
  • First race to have qualifying on Sunday since the 2013 Australian Grand Prix.
  • Lewis Hamilton's 10th win of the season, 43rd career win, placing him above Sebastian Vettel in the all time standings. Also taking his third world championship, equalling Jackie Stewart with the British drivers holding the most championships for Britain and being the first British driver to take back-to-back championships.

Standings after race[]

Notes[]

  1. "2015 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. https://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/races/2015/United_States.html. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  2. "Pirelli confirm tyre allocation for Mexico City". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 13 October 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/headlines/2015/10/pirelli-confirm-tyre-allocations-for-mexico-city.html. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  3. "Pirelli to stay as F1's sole tyre supplier until 2019 season". Sky Sports. 12 October 2015. http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/10025880/pirelli-to-stay-as-f1s-sole-tyre-supplier-until-2019-season. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  4. "United States GP: Jolyon Palmer to race for Lotus in 2016". BBC Sport. 23 October 2015. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/34622959.
  5. "United States Grand Prix: Renault to take upgraded engine". BBC Sport. 21 October 2015. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/34591809. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  6. "Red Bull unlikely to use upgraded Renault engines at US GP". Sky Sports. 22 October 2015. http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12475/10038787/red-bull-unlikely-to-use-upgraded-renault-engines-at-us-gp. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  7. "Vettel’s title hopes hit by engine penalty". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 22 October 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/headlines/2015/10/vettel_s-title-hopes-hit-by-engine-penalty.html. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  8. http://www.fia.com/file/35620/download?token=ZJcSk659
  9. "2015 United States Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 23 October 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/results/2015-race-results/2015-united-states-results/practice-1.html. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  10. "2015 United States Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 24 October 2015.
  11. "2015 United States Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 24 October 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/results/2015-race-results/2015-united-states-results/qualifying.html. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  12. "2015 United States Grand Prix – Race results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 25 October 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/results/2015-race-results/2015-united-states-results/race.html. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
V T E 2015 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Lotus • Marussia • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault
Drivers Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 6 Rosberg • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 11 Pérez • 12 Nasr • 13 Maldonado • 14 Alonso • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 28 Stevens • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 53 Rossi • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 98 Merhi
Other Drivers Buemi • Celis • Daruvala • De la Rosa • Félix da Costa • Fong • Gasly • Gutiérrez • Jordá • King • Leimer • Lynn • Marciello • Palmer • Pic • Prost • Rigon • Sutil • Turvey • Vandoorne • Vergne • Wehrlein • Wolff
Cars SF15-T • VJM08 • E23 Hybrid • MR03B • MP4-30 • W06 Hybrid • RB11 • C34 • STR10 • FW37
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • Malaysia • China • Bahrain • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Austria • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • Japan • Russia • United States • Mexico • Brazil • Abu Dhabi
Tests Jerez • Barcelona: 1 • 2 • 3 • Spielberg • Abu Dhabi
See also 2014 Formula One Season • 2016 Formula One Season • Category
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