21 October


2018 United States Grand Prix - Sunday

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Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport claim 25 points in a thrilling race in Austin

Lewis came home in P3, racing to the 15th podium at a US Grand Prix for Mercedes-Benz Power
Valtteri finished today’s race in P5, securing ten points for the Constructors’ Championship
Lewis (346 points) leads the Drivers’ Championship by 70 points from Sebastian Vettel (276 points) with Valtteri (217 points) in P4 and with 75 points left to be scored in the season
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport (563 points) lead Ferrari (497 points) by 66 points in the Constructors’ Championship with 129 points remaining to be scored in the 2018 season [Read More!]
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2018 Formula One Pirelli United States Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

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21.10.2018
Weather: sunny and dry, 29-32°C air, 29-32°C track

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team headed into the United States Grand Prix motivated to fight for the points, with Charles Leclerc starting from P9, and Marcus Ericsson from P17. However, a collision on the opening lap compromised Charles Leclerc’s whole race by causing damage to his car. The team was forced to bring him into the pits immediately to fit a fresh set of tyres and a new nose to his car. The Monegasque driver gave his all to close the gap to the competitors ahead, however, due to residual damage to his car he finally had to retire from the race.
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2018 United States Grand Prix: Race Report

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Racing Point Force scored five points in today’s United States Grand Prix in Austin
P8 - ESTEBAN OCON - Chassis 03

Strategy: Used UltraSoft (22 laps) – New Soft (34 laps)

Esteban: “It was a tough race this afternoon after a difficult first lap. I lost a few positions at the start because the cars behind me took some big risks. I decided to let them go because the risks were too big in my opinion. After that it was difficult to fight back because the cars we were racing [the Renaults] had already gotten ahead. After the pit stop, I had Kevin [Magnussen] behind me for the rest of the race. He was quick and it wasn’t easy keeping him behind. I’m pleased we still picked up some decent points, but we definitely need to review our weekend and see where we can improve for the races to come.” [Read More!]
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US GP – RACE

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21 OCTOBER 2018

MAX VERSTAPPEN, Finish Position: 2nd, Start Position: 18th
“It is safe to say today went a lot better than expected. I managed to stay out of trouble on the first lap while progressing up the field as the pace of my car was really strong. This was crucial as it allowed me to settle into my own rhythm and catch the cars ahead. I didn’t think the Soft compound was the best out there, once I pitted I felt more comfortable and able to control the Supersofts. The undercut on Valtteri was ideal and probably the key to achieving the podium, a great call from the team. In fact, our entire strategy was spot on and once we stopped we were able to manage the Supersofts all the way to the end. The last 10 laps were pretty exciting, especially being the only car on the softer compound fighting at the front. I was trying to get close to Kimi but at the same time keeping an eye on Lewis in my mirror, it was close but we managed to hang on to second. Lewis had a go but we both gave each other plenty of room and thankfully he ran a bit wide and onto a dirty part of the track. I think I started to run out of traction towards the end so attacking Kimi was not on the table. The team have certainly earnt a little celebration tonight before we head to Mexico, where we will try to do even better.”
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United States Grand Prix - Race Notes

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21/10/2018
Sergey Sirotkin finished 15th and Lance Stroll 16th in the United States Grand Prix
Both drivers started the race on the supersoft Pirelli tyre, with Sergey P14 and Lance P15 on the grid
Both cars suffered damage after each making contact with a different McLaren on the opening lap, with Lance receiving a drive-through penalty for causing a collision as a result
Lance immediately pitted for a nose change and swapped to the soft tyre, and came back out in P18, before pitting again on lap 38 for the ultrasoft tyre
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FORMULA 1 PIRELLI 2018 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX - Austin

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Race Final Classification after 56 Laps - 308.405 km

NO DRIVER ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP INT KM/H PTS
1 7 Kimi RAIKKONEN Scuderia Ferrari 56 1:34:18.643 196.205 25
2 33 Max VERSTAPPEN Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 56 1:34:19.924 +1.281 +1.281 196.161 18
3 44 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 56 1:34:20.985 +2.342 +1.061 196.124 15
4 5 Sebastian VETTEL Scuderia Ferrari 56 1:34:36.865 +18.222 +15.880 195.575 12
5 77 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 56 1:34:43.387 +24.744 +6.522 195.351 10
6 27 Nico HULKENBERG Renault Sport Formula One Team 56 1:35:45.853 +87.210 +62.466 193.227 8
7 55 Carlos SAINZ Renault Sport Formula One Team 56 1:35:53.637 +94.994 +7.784 192.966 6
DQ 31 Esteban OCON * Racing Point Force India F1 Team 56 1:35:57.931 +99.288 +4.294 192.822
DQ 20 Kevin MAGNUSSEN * Haas F1 Team 56 1:35:59.300 +100.657 +1.369 192.776
8 11 Sergio PEREZ Racing Point Force India F1 Team 56 1:35:59.723 +101.080 +0.423 192.762 4
9 28 Brendon HARTLEY Red Bull Toro Rosse Honda 55 1:34:49.995 +1 LAP +1 LAP 191.636 2
10 9 Marcus ERICSSON Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 55 1:34:51.284 +1 LAP +1.289 191.593 1
11 2 Stoffel VANDOORNE McLaren F1 Team 55 1:34:52.667 +1 LAP +1.383 191.546
12 10 Pierre GASLY Red Bull Toro Rosse Honda 55 1:35:15.821 +1 LAP +23.154 190.770
13 35 Sergev SIROTKIN Williams Martini Racing 55 1:35:28.139 +1 LAP +12 .318 190.360
14 18 Lance STROLL Williams Martini Racing 54 1:34:40.494 +2 LAPS +1 LAP 188.463

NOT CLASSIFIED
16 Charles LECLERC Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 31 54:52.714 DNF 186.499 1:41.982 12
3 Daniel RICCIARDO Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 8 13:32.870 DNF 193.895 1:40.933 5
8 Romain GROSJEAN Haas F1 Team 2 4:39.025 DNF 138.090
14 Fernando ALONSO McLaren F1 Team 1 2:13.811 DNF 139.629
FASTEST LAP
44 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1:37.392 on lap 40 203.782 km/h

* PENALTIES
Car 31 - Disqualified - Exceeded the fuel mass flow during lap 1
Car 20 - Disqualified - Consumed more than 105kg of fuel during the race

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20 October


FORMULA 1 PIRELLI 2018 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX - Austin

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Qualifying Session Final Classification

NO DRIVER ENTRANT Q1 LAPS % Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 44 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1:34.130 5 100.000 1:33.480 8 1:32.237 7
2 5 Sebastian VETTEL Scuderia Ferrari 1:34.569 5 100.466 1:33.079 6 1:32.298 7
3 7 Kimi RAIKKONEN Scuderia Ferrari 1:34.703 5 100.608 1:32.884 3 1:32.307 7
4 77 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1:34.518 5 100.412 1:33.702 6 1:32.616 6
5 3 Daniel RICCIARDO Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1:34.755 5 100.663 1:34.185 3 1:33.494 6
6 31 Esteban OCON Racing Point Force India F1 Team 1:34.876 6 100.792 1:34.522 6 1:34.145 6
7 27 Nico HULKENBERG Renault Sport Formula One Team 1:34.932 6 100.852 1:34.564 6 1:34.215 6
8 8 Romain GROSJEAN Haas F1 Team 1:34.892 5 100.809 1:34.419 6 1:34.250 6
9 16 Charles LECLERC Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 1:35.069 8 100.997 1:34.255 6 1:34.420 6
10 11 Sergio PEREZ Racing Point Force India F1 Team 1:35.193 5 101.129 1:34.525 6 1:34.594 6
11 55 Carlos SAINZ Renault Sport Formula One Team 1:34.891 6 100.808 1:34.566 6
12 20 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team 1:34.972 6 100.894 1:34.732 6
13 10 Pierre GASLY Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 1:34.850 9 100.764 DNS 4
14 28 Brendon HARTLEY Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 1:35.206 9 101.143 DNS 4
15 33 Max VERSTAPPEN Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1:34.766 4 100.675
16 14 Fernando ALONSO Mclaren F1 Team 1:35.294 6 101.236
17 35 Sergev SIROTKIN Williams Martini Racing 1:35.362 6 101.308
18 18 Lance STROLL Williams Martini Racing 1:35.480 8 101.434
19 9 Marcus ERICSSON Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 1:35.536 8 101.493
20 2 Stoffel VANDOORNE Mclaren F1 Team 1:35.735 6

POLE POSITION LAP
44 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1:32.237 215.171 KM/H

FASTEST LAP
44 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1:32.237 215.171 KM/H

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FORMULA 1 PIRELLI 2018 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX - Austin

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Third Practice Classification

NO DRIVER ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP INT KM/H
1 5 Sebastian VETTEL Scuderia Ferrari 1:33.797 20 211.593
2 7 Kimi RAIKKONEN Scuderia Ferrari 1:33.843 21 +0.046 +0.046 211.489
3 44 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1:33.870 23 +0.073 +0.027 211.428
4 77 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1:34.556 21 +0.759 +0.686 209.894
5 33 Max VERSTAPPEN Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1:34.703 21 +0.906 +0.147 209.568
6 3 Daniel RICCIARDO Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1:34.910 20 +1.113 +0.207 209.111
7 16 Charles LECLERC Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 1:35.365 21 +1.568 +0.455 208.114
8 11 Sergio PEREZ Racing Point Force India F1 Team 1:35.411 21 +1.614 +0.046 208.013
9 55 Carlos SAINZ Renault Sport Formula One Team 1:35.450 21 +1.653 +0.039 207.928
10 8 Romain GROSJEAN Haas F1 Team 1:35.468 19 +1.671 +0.ü18 207.889
11 31 Esteban OCON Racing Point Force India F1 Team 1:35.562 22 +1.765 +0.094 207.685
12 10 Pierre GASLY Red Bull Toro Rosse Honda 1:35.713 27 +1.916 +0.151 207.357
13 20 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team 1:35.770 19 +1.973 +0.057 207.233
14 27 Nico HULKENBERG Renault Sport Formula One Team 1:35.882 19 +2.085 +0.112 206.991
15 9 Marcus ERICSSON Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 1:36.000 21 +2.203 +0.118 206.737
16 18 Lance STROLL Williams Martini Racing 1:36.188 21 +2.391 +0.188 206.333
17 35 Sergev SIROTKIN Williams Martini Racing 1:36.193 20 +2.396 +0.005 206.322
18 2 Stoffel VANDOORNE Mclaren F1 Team 1:36.302 23 +2.505 +0.109 206.089
19 28 Brendon HARTLEY Red Bull Toro Rosse Honda 1:36.330 26 +2.533 +0.028 206.029
20 14 Fernando ALONSO Mclaren F1 Team 1:36.332 20 +2.535 +0.002 206.024

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19 October


FORMULA 1 PIRELLI 2018 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX - Austin

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Second Practice Classification

NO DRIVER ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP INT KM/H
1 44 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1:48.716 3 182.556
2 10 Pierre GASLY Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 1:49.728 10 +1.012 +1.012 180.872
3 33 Max VERSTAPPEN Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1:49.798 5 +1.082 +0.070 180.757
4 14 Fernando ALONSO Mclaren F1 Team 1:51.728 3 +3.012 +1.930 177.634
5 27 Nico HULKENBERG Renault Sport Formula One Team 1:52.208 6 +3.492 +0.480 176.875
6 28 Brendon HARTLEY Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 1:52.505 19 +3.789 +0.297 176.408
7 9 Marcus ERICSSON Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 1:53.070 9 +4.354 +0.565 175.526
8 2 Stoffel VANDOORNE Mclaren F1 Team 1:53.354 10 +4.638 +0.284 175.086
9 7 Kimi RAIKKONEN Scuderia Ferrari 1:53.443 7 +4.727 +0.089 174.949
10 5 Sebastian VETTEL Scuderia Ferrari 1:53.912 8 +5.196 +0.469 174.229
11 16 Charles LECLERC Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 1:54.101 9 +5.385 +0.189 173.940
12 18 Lance STROLL Williams Martini Racing 1:54.637 5 +5.921 +0.536 173.127
13 11 Sergio PEREZ Racing Point Force India F1 Team 1:54.963 6 +6.247 +0.326 172.636
14 31 Esteban OCON Racing Point Force India F1 Team 1:55.348 6 +6.632 +0.385 172.060
15 35 Sergev SIROTKIN Williams Martini Racing 1:55.446 8 +6.730 +0.098 171.914
16 55 Carlos SAINZ Renault Sport Formula One Team 2

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FORMULA 1 PIRELLI 2018 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX - Austin

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First Practice Classification

NO DRIVER ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP INT KM/H
1 44 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1:47.502 6 184.617
2 77 Valtteri BOTTAS EB Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1:48.806 7 1.304 1.304 182.405
3 33 Max VERSTAPPEN Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1:48.847 9 1.345 0.041 182.336
4 3 Daniel RICCIARDO Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1:49.326 9 1.824 0.479 181.537
5 5 Sebastian VETTEL Scuderia Ferrari 1:49.489 18 1.987 0.163 181.267
6 7 Kimi RAIKKONEN EB Scuderia Ferrari 1:49.928 20 2.426 0.439 180.543
7 55 Carlos SAINZ Renault Sport Formula One Team 1:50.665 8 3.163 0.737 179.341
8 8 Romain GROSJEAN Haas F1 Team 1:50.821 10 3.319 0.156 179.088
9 16 Charles LECLERC Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 1:50.961 14 3.459 0.140 178.862
10 9 Marcus ERICSSON Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team 1:51.016 14 3.514 0.055 178.774
11 14 Fernando ALONSO Mclaren F1 Team 1:51.036 9 3.534 0.020 178.742
12 47 Lando NORRIS Mclaren F1 Team 1:51.232 9 3.730 0.196 178.427
13 10 Pierre GASLY Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 1:51.234 19 3.732 0.002 178.423
14 11 Sergio PEREZ ERacing Point Force India F1 Team 1:51.459 18 3.957 0.225 178.063
15 35 Sergev SIROTKIN Williams Martini Racing 1:51.589 14 4.087 0.130 177.856
16 20 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team 1:51.614 15 4.112 0.025 177.816
17 31 Esteban OCON Racing Point Force India F1 Team 1:51.655 17 4.153 0.041 177.751
18 27 Nico HULKENBERG Renault Sport Formula One Team 1:51.717 7 4.215 0.062 177.652
19 18 Lance STROLL Williams Martini Racing 1:51.896 14 4.394 0.179 177.368
20 38 Sean GELAEL Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 1:52.625 21 5.123 0.729 176.220

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18 October


Sergio Perez confirmed for 2019 with Racing Point Force India

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Racing Point Force India is delighted to announce that Sergio Perez has agreed an extension to his contract and will race for the team in 2019.

Otmar Szafnauer, Team Principal & CEO of Racing Point Force India: “I’m pleased that Sergio will continue his journey with us in 2019. Over the last five years, Sergio has confirmed his position as one of the most talented and consistent drivers on the Formula One grid. He gives us valuable stability going forward and is a huge asset to the team. As we begin an exciting new chapter in the life of this team, we are delighted that Sergio will race with us going forward.”

Sergio Perez: “I am very happy to finally announce my future and I’m really motivated for 2019. Force India has been my home since 2014 and has allowed me to grow as a driver and show my skills on track. We have achieved so much success in the last five seasons but I think the best is yet to come. The new investment the team is enjoying fills me with confidence and I am really excited about the future.”
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12 October


Williams Racing Confirms George Russell from 2019

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Williams Racing is pleased to confirm George Russell’s appointment to a race seat from the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship with a multi-year agreement.

The 20-year-old British racing driver will make his Formula One race debut at the 2019 Australian Grand Prix and joins Williams with an impressive racing résumé.
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07 October


2018 Japanese Grand Prix - Sunday

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Lewis took his 71st career victory today – his 50th with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, ninth of the 2018 season and fourth at the Suzuka International Racing Circuit
Valtteri came in second to complete the second 1-2 for the team in a row – his first podium at the Japanese Grand Prix and 30th podium finish in Formula One
Today’s result marks the fifth consecutive win in Suzuka for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and tenth win at the Japanese Grand Prix for Mercedes-Benz Power
Lewis (331 points) leads the Drivers’ Championship by 67 points from Sebastian Vettel (264 points) with Valtteri (207 points) in P3 and with 100 points left to be scored in the season
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport (538 points) lead Ferrari (460 points) by 78 points in the Constructors’ Championship with 172 points remaining to be scored in the 2018 season
Matt Deane, Chief Mechanic, accepted the Constructors’ trophy on behalf of the team
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2018 Formula One Honda Japanese Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

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07.10.2018
Weather: sunny and dry, 28-29°C air, 35-39°C track

Spectators and teams watched a hectic Grand Prix unfold at the epic Suzuka Circuit, with an eventful start of the race making an impact on Charles Leclerc’s race outcome. Starting from 10th on the grid, Charles Leclerc made a good start and was fighting his way to gain positions when an incident with Kevin Magnussen on lap two caused damage to his car and compromised his race. Shortly after that, Leclerc came in for an early pitstop during the safety car period where the team changed the nose of his car. He then consistently worked his way into the upper midfield. Unfortunately, a mechanical issue on Charles Leclerc’s car saw him retire from the race on lap 39. Marcus Ericsson also had a good start and made a strong recovery from the back of the grid, fighting in the midfield. He crossed the finish line in P12 after delivering a good performance at the 2018 FIA Formula One Japanese Grand Prix.
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2018 Japanese Grand Prix: Race Report

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Racing Point Force India scored eight points in today’s Japanese Grand Prix with Sergio Perez racing to seventh place ahead of Esteban Ocon in ninth.

P7 - SERGIO PEREZ - Chassis 02
Strategy: Used SuperSoft (24 laps) – New Soft (29 laps)

Sergio: “Today we had a good result: the best I could realistically hope to achieve. After yesterday’s poor qualifying we made up a lot of positions and I feel we really got the maximum from the race. Our pace was strong and the team delivered a great strategy. We knew we had to be aggressive to beat the Haas and we nearly managed to undercut Grosjean at the pit-stop, but I lost a bit of time battling with Leclerc and I just fell short. At the VSC restart I managed to get really close to Grosjean and when I saw an opportunity I went for it. I am so excited about our performance today. We had to push hard and make some good overtakes: it was a fantastic race.”
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