United States Grand Prix Formula One race report
Hamilton denies Vettel the victory, as the Championship goes down to the wire!
Lewis Hamilton has taken a historic victory at the brand-new Circuit of the Americas, in what was an absolutely enthralling United States Grand Prix. The Briton was followed home by Sebastian Vettel, with Fernando Alonso a distant 3rd. Red Bull have therefore secured their third Constructors’ Championship.
“It’s fantastic to be able to step back into the car for a free practice session” – Ma Qing Hua
HRT Formula 1 Team confirms that Ma Qing Hua will take part in the first free practice session of the United States Grand Prix, which will get underway tomorrow at Circuit Of Americas in Austin, Texas. This will be the fifth time for the Shanghai born driver at the F112 wheel and will be replacing Narain Karthikeyan for that single session.
The Texas circuit will host the United States Grand Prix from November 16-18 this year.
Pirelli’s simulation work using data obtained from a visit to the track during its construction means that the Italian firm is well prepared for Formula One’s first race at the Circuit of the Americas, which will be officially opened this weekend.
Marking the return of Formula 1 to the USA after a five year absence
Lotus F1 Team is honoured to be the first team to take to the new Circuit of the Americas track ahead of the United States Grand Prix at Austin, Texas next month. American racing legend Mario Andretti, actor Patrick Dempsey and Lotus F1 Team third driver Jérôme D’Ambrosio will all complete demonstration runs behind the wheel of the team’s 2010 F1 challenger – the R30 – during the circuit’s Official Opening Ceremony on Sunday October 21.
Formula One tyre supplier Pirelli has announced the tyre nominations for the final three grands prix of the year.
In Abu Dhabi, the teams will use the P Zero White medium tyre and the P Zero Yellow soft tyre. For the all-new United States Grand Prix, Pirelli will bring the P Zero Silver hard and P Zero White medium tyre. Exactly the same nomination – hard and medium – will be used for Brazil.
New York race no threat to Texas grand prix
The second US race on the 2013 formula one calendar could be called the American grand prix, it has emerged. The sport and New Jersey are expected to jointly announce on Tuesday that a street race on the Hudson River, with New York’s famous Manhattan skyline in the background, will take place.
The submission of the plans sets in motion the process for the circuit’s mandatory homologation.
Organisers of the 2012 United States grand prix have submitted plans for the bespoke circuit outside of Austin with F1′s governing FIA. The lodging is earlier than expected, with the body’s Circuit Commission not scheduled to meet until February.
“Is that going to happen again? No” – Nick Craw
New F1 circuits look unlikely to be able to emulate Korea, whose delayed Yeongam venue was given an eleventh-hour reprieve by the FIA. Usually, the governing body inspects a new track 90 days before the inaugural race date, giving either a thumbs-up or down.
The next Circuits Commission meeting is unlikely to be held until 2011.
Organisers of the 2012 United States grand prix in Texas have missed a deadline to lodge the design of its circuit with F1′s governing body. Promoter Tavo Hellmund said in early August that the Austin layout would be presented to the FIA’s Circuits Commission in September.
“Even if they’re one year late, it won’t stop the project happening.” -Dennis
The site location and the primary investor have been revealed by organisers of the 2012 United States grand prix. Zak Brown, boss of the company that represents F1 sponsors including LG, Johnnie Walker and Hilton, said he thinks the news will allay some of the recent scepticism about the Austin project.
Details about the track layout and facilities are also set to be divulged.
Details about Austin’s venue for the 2012 United States grand prix will be revealed imminently. Invitations for the local media were recently sent out for a press conference on Tuesday morning, during which the highly anticipated location for the track will be announced.
Round 9: United States GP – Race
Fiat Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo won the United States Grand Prix today, setting an impressive pace throughout on harder front and softer asymmetric rear Bridgestone slicks to record a new fastest total race time at Laguna Seca. In response to rider requests made last season, Bridgestone brought their asymmetric rear slicks to Laguna Seca this year.
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