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The 2018 United States Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 Pirelli 2018 United States Grand Prix)[1] was the eighteenth race of the 2018 Formula One season, the fortieth time the United States Grand Prix was held on the Formula One calendar, and the seventh time it was held at the Circuit of the Americas. It was held between 19 October and 21 October 2018.

In qualifying, Lewis Hamilton took his eighty-first overall pole position, also his third consecutive pole at the Circuit of the Americas. Sebastian Vettel qualified second, but was demoted from second to fifth on the grid after being given a three-place grid penalty for failing to slow down sufficiently under red flags, thus putting Kimi Räikkönen and Valtteri Bottas up to second and third, respectively.

In the race, Räikkönen snatched the lead from Hamilton at the start, while there were a series of first-lap incidents that included a collision between Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo, dropping Vettel down the field. The virtual safety car was later deployed on lap 11, two laps after Ricciardo retired from the race with a technical issue, and Hamilton took a pit stop at the end of the lap before the virtual safety car ended on the next lap. Max Verstappen pitted at the end of lap 23 to gain an undercut and overtake Bottas after the latter pitted on the next lap. Hamilton took a second pit stop at the end of lap 37, putting him behind Räikkönen, Verstappen and Bottas, though Bottas allowed Hamilton to pass him on the start/finish straight on lap 40 so Hamilton could close in on Verstappen and Räikkönen. After briefly battling for second place on lap 54, Hamilton went wide at Turn 18, leaving Verstappen in second place, while Vettel overtook Bottas on the penultimate lap for fourth place. Räikkönen went on to take his twenty-first overall victory, also his first win since the 2013 Australian Grand Prix. Verstappen kept ahead of Hamilton, while Vettel's fourth-place finish resulted in Hamilton not winning the championship with three races remaining.



BackgroundEdit

After winning the previous four races, Hamilton entered the United States Grand Prix with the chance to become world champion,[2] if he finished:

  • First while Vettel finished third or lower
  • Second while Vettel finished fifth or lower
  • Third while Vettel finished seventh or lower
  • Fourth while Vettel finished eighth or lower
  • Fifth while Vettel finished ninth or lower
  • Sixth while Vettel finished eleventh or lower

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes W09 EQ Power+ Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes W09 EQ Power+ Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF71H Ferrari 062 EVO P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF71H Ferrari 062 EVO P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB14 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB14 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Racing Point Force India F1 Team Force India VJM11 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Racing Point Force India F1 Team Force India VJM11 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW41 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW41 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault Sport Formula One Team Renault R.S.18 Renault R.E.18 P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault Sport Formula One Team Renault R.S.18 Renault R.E.18 P
28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Toro Rosso STR13 Honda RA618H P
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Toro Rosso STR13 Honda RA618H P
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-18 Ferrari 062 EVO P
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-18 Ferrari 062 EVO P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL33 Renault R.E.18 P
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL33 Renault R.E.18 P
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Sauber C37 Ferrari 062 EVO P
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Sauber C37 Ferrari 062 EVO P
Free Practice 1 only
34 Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom Racing Point Force India F1 Team Force India VJM11 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
38 Indonesia Sean Gelael Italy Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Toro Rosso STR13 Honda RA618H P
47 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL33 Renault R.E.18 P
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Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

NoDriverTeamFP1 FP2 FP3
Time Pos Time Pos Time Pos
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Renault DNP 1:53.354 8 1:36.302 18
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:49.326 4 No Time 17 1:34.910 6
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:49.489 5 1:53.912 10 1:33.797 1
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:49.928 6 1:53.443 9 1:33.843 2
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 1:50.821 8 No Time 18 1:35.468 10
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:51.016 10 1:53.070 7 1:36.000 15
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1:51.234 13 1:49.728 2 1:35.713 12
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 1:51.459 14 1:54.963 13 1:35.411 8
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:51.036 11 1:51.728 4 1:36.332 20
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:50.961 9 1:54.101 11 1:35.365 7
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:51.896 19 1:54.637 12 1:36.188 16
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 1:51.614 16 No Time 19 1:35.770 13
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 1:51.717 18 1:52.208 5 1:35.882 14
28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso-Honda DNP 1:52.505 6 1:36.330 19
31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 1:51.655 17 1:55.348 14 1:35.562 11
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:48.847 3 1:49.798 3 1:34.703 5
35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:51.589 15 1:55.446 15 1:36.193 17
38 Indonesia Sean Gelael Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1:52.625 20 DNP DNP
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:47.502 1 1:48.716 1 1:33.870 3
47 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:51.232 12 DNP DNP
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 1:50.665 7 No Time 16 1:35.450 9
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 1:48.806 2 No Time 20 1:34.556 4
Source: [3][4][5]

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 11:34.130 31:33.480 11:32.237 1
2 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 31:34.569 21:33.079 21:32.298 5*
3 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 41:34.703 11:32.884 31:32.307 2
4 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 21:34.518 41:33.702 41:32.616 3
5 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 51:34.755 51:34.185 51:33.494 4
6 31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 81:34.876 81:34.522 61:34.145 6
7 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 111:34.932 101:34.564 71:34.215 7
8 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 101:34.892 71:34.419 81:34.250 8
9 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 131:35.069 61:34.255 91:34.420 9
10 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 141:35.193 91:34.525 101:34.594 10
11 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 91:34.891 111:34.566 11
12 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 121:34.972 121:34.732 12
13 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 71:34.850 13no time 19
14 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 151:35.206 14no time 20
15 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 61:34.766 15no time 18§
16 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 161:35.294 13
17 35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 171:35.362 14
18 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 181:35.480 15
19 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 191:35.536 16
20 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 201:35.735 17
107% time: 1:40.719
Source: [6]
  • * Vettel was given a three-place grid penalty for failing to slow down sufficiently under red flags in FP1.[7]
  • Gasly was forced to start from the back of the grid after using his seventh ICE, seventh turbocharger, seventh MGU-H and sixth MGU-K.[8]
  • Hartley was forced to start from the back of the grid after using his eighth ICE, eighth turbocharger, eighth MGU-H and seventh MGU-K,[9] and for an unscheduled gearbox change.[10]
  • § Verstappen was given a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.[11]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Lewis Hamilton
Kimi Räikkönen ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Valtteri Bottas
Daniel Ricciardo ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Sebastian Vettel*
Esteban Ocon ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Nico Hülkenberg
Romain Grosjean ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Charles Leclerc
Sergio Pérez ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Carlos Sainz, Jr.
Kevin Magnussen ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Fernando Alonso
Sergey Sirotkin ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Lance Stroll
Marcus Ericsson ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Stoffel Vandoorne
Max Verstappen ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Pierre Gasly
Brendon Hartley§ ______________
  • * Vettel was given a three-place grid penalty for failing to slow down sufficiently under red flags in FP1.[7]
  • Verstappen was given a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.[11]
  • Gasly was forced to start from the back of the grid after using his seventh ICE, seventh turbocharger, seventh MGU-H and sixth MGU-K.[8]
  • § Hartley was forced to start from the back of the grid after using his eighth ICE, eighth turbocharger, eighth MGU-H and seventh MGU-K,[9] and for an unscheduled gearbox change.[10]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 56 1h 34m 18.643s 2 25
2 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 56 +1.281s 18 18
3 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 56 +2.342s 1 15
4 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 56 +18.222s 5 12
5 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 56 +24.744s 3 10
6 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 56 +87.21s 7 8
7 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 56 +94.994s 11 6
8 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 56 +101.08s 10 4
9 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 55 +1 Lap 20 2
10 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 16 1
11 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 55 +1 Lap 17
12 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 55 +1 Lap 19
13 35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 14
14 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 54 +2 Laps 15
Ret 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 31 Collision damage 9
Ret 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 8 Battery 4
Ret 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 2 Collision damage 8
Ret 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1 Collision 13
DSQ 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 56 >105 kg fuel used 12
DSQ 31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 56 Exceeded fuel flow limit 6
Source: [12]
  • Kevin Magnussen was disqualified post-race after it was found that he had used more than 105 kilograms of fuel.[13]
  • Esteban Ocon was disqualified post-race after it was found that he exceeded the maximum fuel flow rate (100 kilograms per hour) on the first lap.[13]

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

NotesEdit

  1. "Formula 1 Pirelli 2018 United States Grand Prix". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. https://www.formula1.com/en/racing/2018/United_States.html. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  2. "THE TITLE PERMUTATIONS: What Hamilton needs to do to be crowned F1 champion in Austin". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 17 October 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.the-title-permutations-what-hamilton-needs-to-do-to-be-crowned-f1-champion-in-austin.5uZgCVSRZSma080U4CUSEc.html. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  3. "2018 United States Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 19 October 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/996/united-states/practice-1.html. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  4. "2018 United States Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 19 October 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/996/united-states/practice-2.html. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  5. "2018 United States Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 20 October 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/996/united-states/practice-3.html. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  6. "2018 United States Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 20 October 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/996/united-states/qualifying.html. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Vettel gets three-place grid penalty after red-flag incident". Formula One Administration. 19 October 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.vettel-gets-three-place-grid-penalty-after-red-flag-incident.5SHDwecvJeiSsyCigSqA42.html. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 8". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 19 October 2018. https://www.fia.com/file/74221/download?token=4--enCLf. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 20". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 20 October 2018. https://www.fia.com/file/74257/download?token=-ls7AQ1K. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 19". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 20 October 2018. https://www.fia.com/file/74256/download?token=UcuFd6dv. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Verstappen to take gearbox grid drop". Formula One Administration. 21 October 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.verstappen-to-take-gearbox-grid-drop.19UVSJLhwkuYggw2cm2W8u.html. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  12. "United States Grand Prix 2018 Race Results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 21 October 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/996/united-states/race-result.html. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Ocon and Magnussen lose points after US Grand Prix disqualifications". Formula One Administration. 21 October 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.ocon-and-magnussen-lose-points-after-us-grand-prix-disqualifications.6yGjSpkMqQiis8mWqiIu00.html. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
V T E 2018 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Haas • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Renault • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault • TAG Heuer
Drivers alphabetically Alonso • Bottas • Ericsson • Gasly • Grosjean • Hamilton • Hartley • Hülkenberg • Leclerc • Magnussen • Ocon • Pérez • Räikkönen • Ricciardo • Sainz • Sirotkin • Stroll • Vandoorne • Verstappen • Vettel
Drivers by number Vandoorne • 3 Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 20 Magnussen • 27 Hülkenberg • 28 Hartley • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 35 Sirotkin • 44 Hamilton • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas
Other Drivers
Cars Ferrari SF71H • Force India VJM11 • Haas VF-18 • McLaren MCL33 • Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ • Red Bull RB14 • Renault R.S.18 • Sauber C37 • Toro Rosso STR13 • Williams FW41
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