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2018 United States Grand Prix
2018 United States Grand Prix
Race 18 of 21 in the 2018 Formula One World Championship
Layout of the Circuit of the Americas
Layout of the Circuit of the Americas
Race details[1]
Date 21 October 2018 (2018-10-21)
Official name Formula 1 Pirelli 2018 United States Grand Prix
Location Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, United States
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.513 km (3.426 mi)
Distance 56 laps, 308.405 km (191.634 mi)
Pole position
Driver Mercedes
Time 1:32.237
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Time 1:37.392 on lap 40
Podium
First
Ferrari
Second
Third Mercedes

The 2018 United States Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Pirelli 2018 United States Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held on 21 October 2018 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, United States. The race was the 18th round of the 2018 Formula One World Championship and marked the 48th running of the United States Grand Prix, the 40th time that the race run as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950, and the 7th time that a World Championship round was held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton entered the round with a 67-point lead over Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the World Drivers' Championship. Hamilton's team-mate, Valtteri Bottas, sat third, a further 57 points behind. In the World Constructors' Championship, Mercedes held a lead of 78 points over Ferrari, with Red Bull Racing a further 141 points behind in third place.

The race was won by Kimi Räikkönen, who made a one-stop strategy work, achieving his first Grand Prix win since the 2013 Australian Grand Prix, breaking a record-setting 113-race winless streak. It was also his first for Ferrari since rejoining the team in 2014 and the first time that Ferrari had won at the Circuit of the Americas.

Classification

Qualifying

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:34.130 1:33.480 1:32.237 1
2 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:34.569 1:33.079 1:32.298 51
3 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:34.703 1:32.884 1:32.307 2
4 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:34.518 1:33.702 1:32.616 3
5 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:34.755 1:34.185 1:33.494 4
6 31 France Esteban Ocon Force India-Mercedes 1:34.876 1:34.522 1:34.145 6
7 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:34.932 1:34.564 1:34.215 7
8 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1:34.892 1:34.419 1:34.250 8
9 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Sauber-Ferrari 1:35.069 1:34.255 1:34.420 9
10 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 1:35.193 1:34.525 1:34.594 10
11 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Renault 1:34.891 1:34.566 11
12 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1:34.972 1:34.732 12
13 10 France Pierre Gasly 1:34.850 No time 192
14 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:35.206 No time 203
15 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:34.766 No time 184
16 14 Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Renault 1:35.294 13
17 35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin Williams-Mercedes 1:35.362 14
18 18 Canada Lance Stroll Williams-Mercedes 1:35.480 15
19 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 1:35.536 16
20 2 McLaren-Renault 1:35.735 17
107% time: 1:40.719
Source:[2]
Notes
  • ^1 - Sebastian Vettel received a three-place grid penalty for failing to slow sufficiently during a red flag period in Free Practice 1.
  • ^2 - Pierre Gasly received a 35-place grid penalty for exceeding his quota of power unit elements.
  • ^3 - Brendon Hartley received a 40-place grid penalty: 35 places for exceeding his quota of power unit elements and 5 places for an unscheduled gearbox change.
  • ^4 - Max Verstappen received a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.

Race

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 56 1:34:18.643 2 25
2 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 56 +1.281 18 18
3 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 56 +2.342 1 15
4 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 56 +18.222 5 12
5 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 56 +24.744 3 10
6 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 56 +1:27.210 7 8
7 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Renault 56 +1:34.994 11 6
8 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 56 +1:41.080 10 4
9 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley 55 +1 lap 20 2
10 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 55 +1 lap 16 1
11 2 McLaren-Renault 55 +1 lap 17
12 10 France Pierre Gasly Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 55 +1 lap 19
13 35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin Williams-Mercedes 55 +1 lap 14
14 18 Canada Lance Stroll Williams-Mercedes 54 +2 laps 15
Ret 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Sauber-Ferrari 31 9
Ret 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 8 Battery 4
Ret 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 2 Collision 8
Ret 14 Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Renault 1 Collision 13
DSQ 31 France Esteban Ocon Force India-Mercedes 56 Fuel1 6
DSQ 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 56 Fuel2 12
Source:[3]
Notes
  • ^1 - Esteban Ocon originally finished eighth, but was disqualified for exceeding fuel flow limits on lap 1.
  • ^2 - Kevin Magnussen originally finished ninth, but was disqualified for consuming more than 105 kg of fuel during the race.

Championship standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References

  1. ^ "United States". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Formula 1 Pirelli 2018 United States Grand Prix - Qualifying". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 20 October 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Formula 1 Pirelli 2018 United States Grand Prix - Race Result". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 21 October 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ a b "United States 2018 - Championship". StatsF1. Retrieved 2019.



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