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The 2013 United States Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race that was held at the Circuit of the Americas on November 17, 2013. The race was the eighteenth round of the 2013 season, and marks the second running of the United States Grand Prix in Austin. The race was won by Red Bull-Renault's Sebastian Vettel, for his eighth consecutive win, a new F1 record for consecutive wins within a single season.[5][6][7]

2013 United States Grand Prix
Race 18 of 19 in the 2013 Formula One World Championship
Layout of the Circuit of the Americas
Layout of the Circuit of the Americas
Race details[1]
Date 17 November 2013 (2013-11-17)
Official name 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
Location Circuit of the Americas
Travis County, Austin, Texas
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.513 km (3.426 mi)
Distance 56 laps, 308.405 km (191.634 mi)
Weather Partly cloudy, warm
Temperatures reaching up to 89.1 °F (31.7 °C); wind speeds approaching speeds of 11.1 miles per hour (17.9 km/h)[2]
Attendance 250,324 (Weekend)[3] 113,162 (Race Day)[4]
Pole position
Driver Red Bull-Renault
Time 1:36.338
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault
Time 1:39.856 on lap 54
Podium
First Red Bull-Renault
Second Lotus-Renault
Third Red Bull-Renault

Contents

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

Driver changesEdit

Kimi Räikkönen announced a week before the Grand Prix that he would be missing the final two races of 2013, in order to have back surgery.[8] He had wanted to delay the operation until the off-season, but suffered increasing discomfort over the previous races. Räikkönen's decision meant that the previous race was his last race competing for Lotus, having agreed to join Ferrari for the 2014 season. His place was taken by Heikki Kovalainen, who signed a two-race deal with the team.[9]

TyresEdit

Like the previous United States Grand Prix, tyre supplier Pirelli will bring its orange-banded hard compound tyre as the harder "prime" tyre and the white-banded medium compound tyre as the softer "option" tyre.

Free practiceEdit

Jenson Button was given a three-place grid penalty for the race, after overtaking under red flags during the opening practice session.[10] Charles Pic was given a five-place penalty for the race after Caterham changed the gearbox in his car.[11]

QualifyingEdit

Esteban Gutiérrez and Max Chilton were given penalties for impeding other drivers in the first qualifying session. Gutiérrez, who blocked Pastor Maldonado was handed a ten-place grid penalty; Chilton will have to serve a drive-through penalty within the first five laps of the race after he impeded both Maldonado and Adrian Sutil.[12]

Post-raceEdit

Jean-Éric Vergne was given a 20-second penalty for a collision with Esteban Gutiérrez on the final lap of the race. He moved down from 12th to 16th as a result.[13]

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
1 1   Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:38.516 1:37.065 1:36.338 1
2 2   Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:38.161 1:37.312 1:36.441 2
3 8   Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:38.676 1:37.523 1:37.155 3
4 11   Nico Hülkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1:38.339 1:37.828 1:37.296 4
5 10   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:37.959 1:37.854 1:37.345 5
6 3   Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:38.929 1:37.368 1:37.376 6
7 6   Sergio Pérez McLaren-Mercedes 1:38.367 1:38.040 1:37.452 7
8 7   Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1:38.375 1:38.078 1:37.715 8
9 17   Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1:37.821 1:37.439 1:37.836 9
10 12   Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:38.082 1:38.031 1:38.034 201
11 19   Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:38.882 1:38.131 10
12 14   Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:38.894 1:38.139 11
13 5   Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:38.588 1:38.217 152
14 9   Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:38.743 1:38.364 12
15 4   Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:39.094 1:38.592 13
16 18   Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:38.880 1:41.696 14
17 15   Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:39.250 16
18 16   Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:39.351 17
19 21   Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1:40.491 18
20 22   Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1:40.528 19
21 20   Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1:40.596 223
22 23   Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1:41.401 21
107% time: 1:44.668
Source:[14]

Notes:

^1  – Esteban Gutiérrez qualified 10th, but was given a ten-place grid penalty for the race after blocking Pastor Maldonado during qualifying.[12]
^2  – Jenson Button qualified 13th, but was given a three-place grid penalty for the race, after overtaking under red flags during the opening practice session.[10]
^3  – Charles Pic qualified 21st, but was given a five-place penalty for the race after a gearbox change.[11]

RaceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 56 1:39:17.148 1 25
2 8   Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 56 + 6.284 3 18
3 2   Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 56 + 8.396 2 15
4 10   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 56 + 27.358 5 12
5 3   Fernando Alonso Ferrari 56 + 29.592 6 10
6 11   Nico Hülkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 56 + 30.400 4 8
7 6   Sergio Pérez McLaren-Mercedes 56 + 46.692 7 6
8 17   Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 56 + 54.509 9 4
9 9   Nico Rosberg Mercedes 56 + 59.141 12 2
10 5   Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 56 + 1:17.278 15 1
11 19   Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 56 + 1:21.004 10
12 4   Felipe Massa Ferrari 56 + 1:26.914 13
13 12   Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 56 + 1:31.707 20
14 7   Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 56 + 1:35.063 8
15 14   Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 56 + 1:36.853 11
16 18   Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 56 + 1:44.5741 14
17 16   Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 55 + 1 Lap 17
18 22   Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 55 + 1 Lap 19
19 21   Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 55 + 1 Lap 18
20 20   Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 55 + 1 Lap 22
21 23   Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 54 + 2 Laps 21
Ret 15   Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 0 Collision 16
Source:[15]

Notes:
^1  – Jean-Éric Vergne was penalised 20 seconds post-race for colliding with Esteban Gutiérrez.[13]

NotesEdit

  • As of February 2019, this remains the last race where all three drivers on the podium drove Renault-powered cars.
  • First points: Valtteri Bottas

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix". Formula1.com. Formula One Management. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Weather information for the "2013 United States Grand Prix"". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  3. ^ https://www.racefans.net/2017/02/08/are-tickets-too-dear-attendance-fell-at-some-tracks-in-2016/
  4. ^ "Austin Formula 1 attendance declines again as rains come to race day". Austin Business Journal. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  5. ^ McEvoy, Jonathan (18 November 2013). "Peerless Vettel proves it really is a lone star state at US Grand Prix in Texas". Daily Mail. dmg media. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  6. ^ Benson, Andrew (17 November 2013). "Sebastian Vettel takes record eighth win in row at the US GP". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  7. ^ Cary, Tom (17 November 2013). "Sebastian Vettel completes eighth consecutive win at Austin's Circuit of The Americas". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen to have back surgery next week". Sky Sports. BSkyB. 10 November 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  9. ^ Noble, Jonathan (13 November 2013). "Lotus agrees deal with Heikki Kovalainen to replace Kimi Raikkonen". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  10. ^ a b Wise, Mike (15 November 2013). "Jenson Button has been handed a three-place grid penalty for the United States GP". Sky Sports. BSkyB. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  11. ^ a b Straw, Edd (16 November 2013). "Caterham's Charles Pic gets gearbox penalty". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  12. ^ a b "Gutierrez and Chilton handed penalties for impeding". Formula1.com. Formula One Management. 16 November 2013. Archived from the original on 18 November 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  13. ^ a b "Vergne penalised for Gutierrez clash". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 17 November 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  14. ^ "2013 United States Grand Prix Qualifying Results". Formula1.com. Formula One Management. 16 November 2013. Archived from the original on 19 November 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  15. ^ "2013 United States Grand Prix Race Results". Formula1.com. Formula One Management. 17 November 2013. Archived from the original on 19 November 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  16. ^ a b "United States 2013 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 21 March 2019.

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