US GRAND PRIX

  • Terrible weekend for Force India at US Grand Prix November 3, 2014

    Austin: Sahara Force India witnessed a terrible outing at the United States Grand Prix as both its drivers - Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg retired early into the race because of varied reasons at the Circuit of The Americas here. While Perez suffered an accident in the first lap, Hulkenberg pulled...
  • Ecclestone sure all teams will race in US Grand Prix November 2, 2014

    Austin: Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone dismissed the threat of a US Grand Prix boycott on Saturday after cash-strapped smaller teams suggested they could take drastic action to push their demands for more money. "Forget all that crap. I promise you they will be racing (tomorrow)," the 84-year-old told reporters after...
  • F1 teams play down talk of US Grand Prix boycott November 1, 2014

    Formula One's struggling teams played down talk of a possible boycott of Sunday's US Grand Prix as argument over division of the sport's revenues grew more heated on Friday. With the indebted Marussia and Caterham teams in administration and absent from Austin, there was speculation that others could refuse to race...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest as Mercedes dominate US Grand Prix practice November 1, 2014

    Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton and his title rival teammate Nico Rosberg were separated by mere fumes on Friday in a familiar Mercedes one-two in US Grand Prix practice. Just three thousandths of a second separated the two at the end of the day, with Hamilton top in both sessions...
  • Formula One tweaks qualifying due to fewer cars October 31, 2014

    Texas: Formula One has had to modify its qualifying format after financial problems ruled the Caterham and Marussia teams out of Sunday's US Grand Prix while Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel is set to be sidelined by an engine penalty. Stewards said in a statement on Thursday that the slowest four cars...
  • US Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton aims to make it 10 in Texas October 30, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton will be aiming for a big win in Texas this weekend, even if the Formula One starting grid is the smallest he has ever known it with the absence of backmarker teams Marussia and Caterham. The 29-year-old Mercedes driver can become the first British driver to win 10 races...
  • Formula One's chickens come home to roost October 27, 2014

    Talk of financial crisis in Formula One is nothing new but the absence of back-markers Caterham and Marussia from this week's US Grand Prix after they went into administration has concentrated minds. For the first time since 2005, there will be only nine teams in the paddock and some of them...
  • Michael Phelps chalks up first win in comeback May 17, 2014

    Michael Phelps was back in familiar waters and on top of the winner's podium in his comeback to competitive swimming at the US Grand Prix in Charlotte on Friday. Competing for just the second time since retiring after the 2012 London Olympics, Phelps ticked off all the important boxes he needed...
  • 2014 calendar has F1 and NASCAR in Texas on same day December 5, 2013

    Austin, Texas: Formula One and NASCAR will be racing deep in the heart of Texas on the same day next year. The FIA, international motorsports' governing body, released its 2014 calendar on Wednesday, placing the US Grand Prix in Austin on November 2. That's the same day as the NASCAR Sprint...
  • Formula One still chasing American dream November 19, 2013

    A year after making a splashy return to the United States, Formula One's American dream has yet to come true with the glamour sport unable to captivate a market it has long coveted. While motor racing fans across the globe planned their Sunday around the US Grand Prix, for Americans it...
  • Red Bull trumpet record 1.9 second pitstop November 18, 2013

    London: Amid all the champagne celebrations for Sebastian Vettel's eighth win in a row in Austin on Sunday, Red Bull still found time to claim another Formula One record for the quickest ever pitstop. The team said after the US Grand Prix that Australian Mark Webber had stopped in the pits...
  • Grosjean blossoms into Lotus team leader with 2nd place finish in US November 18, 2013

    Austin, Texas: Romain Grosjean was hailed as a future Lotus leader on Sunday after his second place at the US Grand Prix highlighted just how much progress the Frenchman has made since his 'first lap nutcase' days of 2012. "You have represented Lotus in a very proud way," he was told...
  • No points for Sahara Force India at US Grand Prix November 18, 2013

    Austin: Sahara Force India returned pointless in the penultimate Formula One race of the season as Adrian Sutil crashed out in the first lap itself while teammate Paul di Resta finished at the 15th position at the US Grand Prix here. Sutil's car was involved in an accident with that of...
  • Toro Rosso's Vergne penalised for causing a collision November 18, 2013

    Austin, Texas: Toro Rosso's JeanEric Vergne was handed a 20second postrace penalty for colliding with Mexican Esteban Gutierrez on the final lap of the US Grand Prix on Sunday, dropping the Frenchman from 12th to 16th place. The drivethrough penalty was imposed after the finish of the race won by Red...
  • Williams driver Valtteri Bottas scores his first Formula One points November 18, 2013

    After a weekend filled with accusations of favouritism and dirty tricks, Williams ended the US Grand Prix on a high note with Finnish rookie Valtteri Bottas scoring his first Formula One championship points. "It is a great day and I'm very happy for the team," Bottas told reporters. "We got finally...
  • Sebastian Vettel goes past Schumacher with 8th straight win November 18, 2013

    Sebastian Vettel promised he would never get used to winning, even as he celebrated a record eighth victory in a row at the US Grand Prix on Sunday. Asked whether he felt like pinching himself at what he had achieved, Red Bull's quadruple world champion grinned: "Not just step back...
  • No Mexico or New Jersey races in 2014: Bernie Ecclestone November 17, 2013

    Austin, Texas: Formula One will not race in Mexico or add a second U.S. race in New Jersey in 2014, series boss Bernie Ecclestone said on Saturday. Ecclestone said he still hopes both races will eventually be run, but neither will happen before 2015. Both races were on the 2014 provisional...
  • Vettel fastest in final practice of US GP November 16, 2013

    Austin: Sebastian Vettel again posted the fastest lap in the final practice at the US Grand Prix, pushing past teammate and rival Mark Webber in the final minute of the hourlong session. Vettel lapped the Circuit of the Americas in 1 minute, 36.733 seconds Saturday, a margin of 0.203 seconds...
  • Vettel sets pace in 2nd practice at US Grand Prix November 16, 2013

    Austin, Texas: Red Bull went 12 in the Friday afternoon practice at the US Grand Prix with series champion Sebastian Vettel posting the fastest time ahead of teammate Mark Webber. Vettel's time of 1 minute, 37.305 seconds was the quickest of the two practice sessions. Webber, who has two races left...
  • Lotus says Raikkonen back surgery successful November 15, 2013

    Austin: Formula One team Lotus says driver Kimi Raikkonen had successful back surgery and is recovering. The former world champion opted to have the surgery instead of driving the last two races of the year, the US Grand Prix this weekend and the season finale in Brazil. Lotus brought in veteran...
  • Ferrari's Alonso fastest in first practice of US GP November 15, 2013

    Austin: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso posted the fastest time in the first practice session at US Grand Prix, followed closely by McLaren's Jenson Button in a session first delayed by fog and then interrupted and shortened because the medical helicopter was late to arrive. Alonso drove the Circuit of the Americas in...
  • Sergio Perez shocked by McLaren decision to drop him November 15, 2013

    Austin, Texas: Sergio Perez expressed his shock at McLaren's decision to drop him on Thursday and hoped he would find another Formula One drive for next season despite time being against him. The Mexican, who has two more races with the team including Sunday's U.S. Grand Prix, recognised he was entering...
  • Winning is what gets Sebastian Vettel's heart racing November 15, 2013

    Winning, more than setting records, is what sets Sebastian Vettel's heart racing but Red Bull's quadruple Formula One world champion plans to do both at the US Grand Prix on Sunday. The 26yearold German will become the first driver since the championship started in 1950 to chalk up eight victories in...
  • Lone star Sebastian Vettel aims for eight in a row November 14, 2013

    Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel can shine above all others in the Lone Star State this weekend by becoming the first Formula One driver to chalk up eight successive victories in a single season. The second U.S. Grand Prix held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, is likely...
  • McLaren and Pirelli scrap Austin tyre test plan October 4, 2013

    Yeongam: McLaren have been forced to abandon plans for a Pirelli tyre test in Austin ahead of next month's US Grand Prix after objections from other Formula One teams. Pirelli confirmed at the Korean Grand Prix that the test would not occur. McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh said he was neither...
  • Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa fit to race at US Grand Prix July 20, 2013

    New York: MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo and rival Dani Pedrosa were passed fit to race in the US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca on Friday having suffered injuries in heavy crashes at the previous round in Germany. The Spanish pair, in strong contention in the championship midway through the season,...
  • US Grand Prix secures longterm F1 future June 13, 2013

    The future of the US Grand Prix has been secured with a 15year contract agreed upon after Ernie Ecclestone stepped in to help play off the debts racked up by the tournament organisers. The race, originally scheduled for June 2013, has run into financial difficulties and the initial deal had...
  • Nico scores for Force India at US Grand Prix November 19, 2012

    Austin: Outgoing driver Nico Hulkenburg continued his consistent run with Sahara Force Indian Formula One team, picking up four points for the outfit with an eighthplace finish at the United States Grand Prix. The result means the team has scored points in the last eight races. Force India's other driver,...
  • Red Bull win F1 Constructors' championship November 19, 2012

    Austin: Red Bull lost the top spot at the drivers' podium on Sunday, but the team won its third consecutive Formula One Constructors' championship behind Sebastian Vettel's secondplace finish at the US Grand Prix. "I'm very, very happy for the team," Vettel said after Lewis Hamilton passed him on lap 42...
  • Ferrari's Alonso staggered but looks to fight on November 18, 2012

    Texas: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel grabbed the pole for the United States Grand Prix on Saturday, setting up Ferrari's Fernando Alonso for the knockout punch in their seasonlong fight for the Formula One driver's title. Round 19 of the 20round heavyweight bout goes on Sunday at the Circuit of the Americas...