F1 News: 2014 US GP Qualifying – Pirelli

Pirelli Logo2014 United States Grand Prix – Qualifying
POLE POSITION IN UNITED STATES IS 0.3 SECONDS FASTER THAN LAST YEAR
SOFT TYRE DELIVERS POLE FOR NICO ROSBERG IN COOL CONDITIONS
THREE STOPS THEORETICALLY THE FASTEST STRATEGY FOR THE GRAND PRIX
Austin, November 1, 2014 – Using the P Zero Yellow soft tyres, Nico Rosberg set a pole position time at the Circuit of the Americas that was three tenths of a second faster than last year’s pole. Rosberg’s time of 1m36.067s, set right at the end of Q3, comfortably eclipsed the 1m36.338s pole position time in 2013, when the cars had bigger engines and more downforce. Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 US GP Qualifying – Sahara Force India

Sahara Logo2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix: Qualifying Report

Qualifying for Sunday’s United States Grand Prix saw Sergio Perez qualify in P12 with Nico Hulkenberg right behind in P13.

P12* Sergio Perez VJM07-02
Q1: 1:39.200
Q2: 1:38.554

Sergio: “It has been a difficult weekend so far working with the car balance because the windy conditions have impacted on us quite a Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 US GP Qualifying – Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes LogoAustin – 01/11/2014

QUALIFYING
Nico Rosberg took pole position for tomorrow’s United States Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton completing a MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS front row lock out at the Circuit of the Americas.
• The team scored its 16th pole position and 10th front-row lock-out in 17 races this afternoon at the Circuit of the Americas Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 US GP Qualifying – Mclaren

McLaren logo2014 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING

“This is where we are with the car right now”

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Circuit of the Americas, Saturday November 1

Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen were remarkably evenly-matched throughout all three of this afternoon’s qualifying sessions, finally finishing just 0.051s apart after their final runs in Q3. However, Jenson has been given a Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 US GP Qualifying – Scuderia Toro Rosso

Toro Rosso Logo2014 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX – SATURDAY 01/11/2014

Daniil Kvyat (STR9-03)
Third Practice Session
Best lap: 1:39.688, pos. 15th, 19 laps
Qualifying
Best lap: (Q1) 1:38.936, (Q2) 1:38.699, pos. 14th
“Today’s Q2 was more promising, but at the end we couldn’t do better than this. We just had no pace and now we have to understand why. We really didn’t have the speed and we’ve been struggling with the car, the tyres and the grip. In addition, Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 US GP Qualifying – Infiniti Red Bull Racing

Red Bull LogoSaturday 1 November 2014
UNITED STATES GP – QUALIFYING

DANIEL RICCIARDO, Position: 5th, (3rd Practice – P6, 1:38.927)
”I’m pretty happy with the top five, realistically we’re fighting for the last spot on the podium, if Mercedes have a clean race, and we’ve put ourselves in a good position for that. We were close to Felipe, but hopefully the clean side of the grid will help me out a bit, so we’ll see what happens. I’d say we’re better on tyres than the Williams, but their straight line speed makes that advantage disappear. Hopefully we’ll have some good Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 US GP Qualifying – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoStrange Brew – 2014 United States GP, Saturday
Saturday 1st November

Pastor Maldonado qualified a season-best eleventh and will start from tenth place on the grid for tomorrow’s United States Grand Prix. Pastor enjoyed improved pace from his E22 all day at the Circuit of the Americas and was unlucky not to make it into the top ten qualifying session. He moves forward an extra position because of a grid penalty for Jenson Button. In contrast, Romain Grosjean endured his second-worst starting position with eighteenth after struggling to find grip and balance in the qualifying session. Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 US GP Practice – FIA Press Conference

FIA Logo2014 United States Grand Prix – Friday Press Conference
Sat 01.11.14

TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Eric BOULLIER (McLaren), Monisha KALTENBORN (Sauber), Toto WOLFF (Mercedes), Vijay MALLYA (Force India), Gerard LOPEZ (Lotus) Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 US GP Practice – Lotus F1 Team

Lotus LogoEverybody Knows – 2014 United States GP, Friday
Friday 31st October

Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado successfully completed the day’s programme at the Circuit of the Americas ahead of this weekend’s United States Grand Prix. Part of this morning’s session was used to assess a development nose for the 2015 car, while the afternoon’s tyre evaluations brought today’s practice laps to a total of 122. Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 US GP Practice – Mclaren

McLaren logo2014 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE

“We have a good baseline for the rest of the weekend”

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Circuit of the Americas, Friday October 31

The team ran a comprehensive suite of aero checks during this morning’s running – aimed at providing data and information for the 2015 car. In the afternoon, the engineers switched their focus to refining balance and set-up for the weekend. Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 US GP Practice – Sauber F1 Team

Sauber LogoUnited States Grand Prix – Practice – Friday, 31.10.2014
Weather: sunny and dry, 18-24°C air, 21-39°C track

The free practice sessions for the United States Grand Prix in Austin went smoothly for both drivers. In the morning Esteban Gutiérrez and Adrian Sutil tested several set-ups on the car, whereas in the afternoon they concentrated on tyre allocation and long-runs. Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 US GP Practice – Sahara Force India

Sahara Logo2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix: Free Practice Report

Sahara Force India began its preparations today for Sunday’s United States Grand Prix.

Nico Hülkenberg VJM07-04
FP1: 1:41.722 (P9) 24 laps
FP2: 1:40.800 (P10) 25 laps

Nico: “I think we can be reasonably happy with our Friday. We did all the work we set out to do at the start of the day and it’s always Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 US GP Practice – Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes LogoAustin – 31/10/2014

PRACTICE
MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS kicked off the United States Grand Prix weekend at the top of the timesheets, with Lewis Hamilton leading Nico Rosberg by the narrowest of margins at the Circuit of the Americas.
• Lewis finished the first session in P1 with Nico two-tenths further back in P2 Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 US GP Practice – Ferrari

Ferrari LogoUnited States Grand Prix
Austin, 31st October 2014

Fernando Alonso: “Today we did some good testing, helped by the track conditions, which were definitely
different to previous years. It’s possible the races they had here a few weeks ago helped to clean the track and as
far as grip levels were concerned, we didn’t have too many problems. In the second session, the situation was
slightly worse because of the strong wind, but that was expected over the weekend and did not affect our Read more of this post

F1 News: 2014 US GP Practice – Pirelli

Pirelli Logo2014 United States Grand Prix – Practice Sessions
VARIABLE TEMPERATURES EXPECTED FOR UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX WEEKEND
PERFORMANCE GAP OF 1.3 SECONDS BETWEEN MEDIUM AND SOFT TYRES
HAMILTON FASTEST ON BOTH COMPOUNDS IN FREE PRACTICE
Austin, October 31, 2014 – The Circuit of the Americas is all about variety: both in terms of the demands placed upon the tyres throughout the lap and the weather conditions expected during the course of each day, as well as the weekend as a whole.
Between the first and second free practice sessions, ambient and track temperatures rose by six and 16 degrees centigrade Read more of this post