The 2017 United States Grand Prix (officially the 2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix) was the seventeenth race of the 2017 Formula One season, the 39th time the United States Grand Prix was held on the Formula One calendar, and the sixth time it was held at the Circuit of the Americas. It was held between 20 October and 22 October 2017.
In the race, Vettel made a better start and took the lead, but Hamilton fought back and retook first place on lap 6, eventually going on to take his 62nd victory, and award Mercedes their fourth constructors' title, while Vettel finished in second place. Kimi Räikkönen completed the podium after Max Verstappen was given a five-second time penalty for passing Räikkönen off the track on the final lap.
Background[edit | edit source]
After the previous race in Japan, Lewis Hamilton led the Drivers' Championship with 306 points, having won the Grand Prix. Due to Sebastian Vettel retiring from the race with a faulty spark plug, the gap between him and Hamilton was extended to fifty-nine points, and Valtteri Bottas's fourth-place finish put him thirteen points behind Vettel. Daniel Ricciardo's third-place finish put him on 192 points, still fourth in the drivers' standings, as Kimi Räikkönen earned ten points to own 148 points altogether in the championship. With both of Mercedes' cars finishing first and fourth, the team led the Constructors' Championship with 540 points, 145 points ahead of Ferrari. Red Bull's double-podium finish put them on 303 points, ninety-two points behind Ferrari. Force India remained fourth with 147 points, while Williams remained fifth after scoring just one point to make a total of 66 points.
The weekend of the Japanese Grand Prix also saw several announcements of mid-season changes starting at the United States Grand Prix. Renault allowed Carlos Sainz, Jr. to compete for them earlier than their previous contract for Sainz to compete for them in 2018, thus replacing Jolyon Palmer. Sainz's departure from Toro Rosso brought Daniil Kvyat back into racing for the team. Six days later, Toro Rosso confirmed that Kvyat's teammate for the United States Grand Prix]] would be Brendon Hartley, due to Pierre Gasly having to race in the final round of the 2017 Super Formula Championship occurring on the same weekend.
Rather than choosing medium tyres, Pirelli decided that ultrasoft, supersoft and soft tyres would be used. Championship leader Hamilton chose seven sets of ultrasofts, three sets of supersofts, and three sets of softs to use for the weekend, while Vettel picked seven ultrasofts, four supersofts, and two softs. As part of the Formula One Group's plans to raise breast cancer awareness at the race, Pirelli opted to have their ultrasoft tyres coloured pink rather than purple.
Entry list[edit | edit source]
Practice Overview[edit | edit source]
FP1[edit | edit source]
FP2[edit | edit source]
FP3[edit | edit source]
Practice Results[edit | edit source]
|3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull-TAG Heuer||1:39.366||16||1:35.463||5||1:35.723||9|
|11||Sergio Pérez||Force India-Mercedes||1:37.861||9||1:36.481||9||1:35.802||10|
|14||Fernando Alonso||McLaren-Honda||No Time||20||1:36.304||7||1:36.239||13|
|26||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1:36.761||13||1:38.500||20|
|31||Esteban Ocon||Force India-Mercedes||1:37.808||8||1:36.490||10||1:35.965||11|
|33||Max Verstappen||Red Bull-TAG Heuer||1:37.339||4||1:35.065||2||1:35.103||5|
|38||Sean Gelael||Toro Rosso||1:40.406||17|
|39||Brendon Hartley||Toro Rosso||1:39.267||14||1:37.987||17||1:36.818||15|
|55||Carlos Sainz, Jr.||Renault||1:38.093||10||1:36.529||11||1:35.650||8|
Qualifying[edit | edit source]
Q1[edit | edit source]
Q2[edit | edit source]
Q3[edit | edit source]
Qualifying Results[edit | edit source]
|4||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull-TAG Heuer||11||1:35.991||5||1:34.495||4||1:33.577||4|
|6||33||Max Verstappen||Red Bull-TAG Heuer||2||1:34.899||6||1:34.716||6||1:33.658||16*|
|7||31||Esteban Ocon||Force India-Mercedes||10||1:35.849||10||1:35.113||7||1:34.647||6|
|8||55||Carlos Sainz, Jr.||Renault||5||1:35.517||8||1:34.899||8||1:34.852||7|
|10||11||Sergio Pérez||Force India-Mercedes||14||1:36.358||7||1:34.789||10||1:35.148||9|
|12||26||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||12||1:36.073||12||1:35.529||11|
|15||27||Nico Hülkenberg||Renault||9||1:35.740||15||no time||18‡|
|18||39||Brendon Hartley||Toro Rosso||18||1:36.889||19**|
|107% time: 1:41.459|
- * Verstappen was given a fifteen-place grid penalty for using his sixth engine and sixth MGU-H.
- † Vandoorne was given a thirty-place grid penalty for exceeding his use of power unit components.
- ‡ Hülkenberg was given a twenty-place grid penalty for using his fifth engine, fifth turbo and fifth MGU-H.
- § Stroll was given a three-place grid penalty for impeding Grosjean in Q1.
- ** Hartley was given a 25-place grid penalty for having a sixth engine, sixth MGU-H, fifth Energy Store and fifth Control Electronics fitted to his car.
- †† Magnussen was given a three-place grid penalty for impeding Pérez in Q1.
Grid[edit | edit source]
|8||Carlos Sainz, Jr.|
Race[edit | edit source]
Report[edit | edit source]
Results[edit | edit source]
- * Verstappen originally finished third, but was given a five-second time penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage.
- † Ericsson was given a five-second time penalty for causing a collision.
Milestones[edit | edit source]
- Brendon Hartley's first race.
- Carlos Sainz, Jr.'s first race for Renault.
- Lewis Hamilton sets his 117th front row start, beating Michael Schumacher's record of most front row starts.
- Sebastian Vettel's 97th podium puts him on level with Fernando Alonso for fourth on the list of drivers with the most podium finishes.
Standings after race[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- "2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. https://www.formula1.com/en/championship/races/2017/United_States.html. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
- Collantine, Keith (8 October 2017). "2017 Japanese Grand Prix championship points". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). https://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2017/10/08/2017-japanese-grand-prix-championship-points/. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
- "Renault Sport Formula One Team confirms driver change". Renault Sport. 7 October 2017. https://www.renaultsport.com/renault-sport-formula-one-team-confirm-driver-change.html. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
- Barretto, Lawrence (7 October 2017). "Toro Rosso confirms Gasly/Kvyat for US GP after Sainz Renault exit". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/132270/toro-rosso-confirms-gaslykvyat-for-us-gp. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
- "Brendon Hartley to race with us in Austin". scuderiatororosso.com (Scuderia Toro Rosso). 13 October 2017. http://www.scuderiatororosso.com/en_IT/article/brendon-hartley-race-us-austin. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
- "Ultrasoft tyres the top choice for Austin". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 11 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/10/ultrasoft-tyres-the-top-choice-for-austin.html. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
- Noble, Jonathan (16 October 2017). "Pirelli turns F1 tyres pink for United States GP". motorsport.com (Motorsport Network). https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/pirelli-pink-tyres-austin-cancer-966328/. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
- "McLaren and Alonso extends relationship". 19 October 2017. http://www.mclaren.com/formula1/team/fernando-alonso/fa-team-2018-announcement-3119812/. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
- "Verstappen signs with Red Bull until 2020". Speedcafe. 20 October 2017. https://www.speedcafe.com/2017/10/21/verstappen-signs-red-bull-2020/. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
- "2017 United States Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 20 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/975/united-states/practice-1.html. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
- "2017 United States Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 20 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/975/united-states/practice-2.html. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
- "2017 United States Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 21 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/975/united-states/practice-3.html. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
- "2017 United States Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 21 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/975/united-states/qualifying.html. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
- "Penalised Verstappen to start near back of Austin grid". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 21 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/10/penalised-verstappen-to-start-near-back-of-austin-grid.html. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
- "Hartley, Hulkenberg, Vandoorne all set for grid penalties". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 20 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/10/hartley--hulkenberg--vandoorne-all-set-for-grid-penalties.html. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
- "2017 United States Grand Prix starting grid". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 21 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/975/united-states/starting-grid.html. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
- "Perez slams Magnussen, Haas for qualifying block". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 21 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/10/perez-slams-magnussen--haas-for-ruining-his-qualifying-.html. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
- "United States Grand Prix 2017 Race Results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 22 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/975/united-states/race-result.html. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
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