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The 2017 United States Grand Prix (formally known as the 2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held on 22 October 2017 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, United States as the seventeenth round of the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship.[6] The race marked the forty-seventh running of the United States Grand Prix, the thirty-ninth time that the race was run as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950, and the sixth time that a World Championship round was held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

2017 United States Grand Prix
Race 17 of 20 in the 2017 Formula One World Championship
Layout of the Circuit of the Americas
Layout of the Circuit of the Americas
Race details[1]
Date 22 October 2017 (2017-10-22)
Official name 2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix[2][3]
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)
Weather Sunny with temperatures reaching up to 82.9 °F (28.3 °C); wind speeds approaching speeds of 13.8 miles per hour (22.2 km/h)[4]
Attendance 258,000[5]
Pole position
Driver Mercedes
Time 1:33.108
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari
Time 1:37.766 on lap 51
Podium
First Mercedes
Second Ferrari
Third Ferrari

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton entered the round with a 59-point lead over Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the World Drivers' Championship. Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas was third, a further 13 points behind. In the World Constructors' Championship, Mercedes held a lead of 155 points over Ferrari, with Red Bull Racing a further 92 points behind in third place.

Mercedes clinched its fourth successive World Constructors' Championship after Hamilton won and Bottas finished 5th.

Contents

ReportEdit

Driver changesEdit

 
Brendon Hartley made his Formula One debut with Scuderia Toro Rosso.

Carlos Sainz Jr. moved to Renault and replaced Jolyon Palmer.[7] Daniil Kvyat returned to Toro Rosso after having missed the Malaysian and Japanese Grands Prix, taking over Sainz's car.[8] 2015 World Endurance Champion Brendon Hartley made his Formula One début, taking Pierre Gasly's (formerly Kvyat's) seat at Toro Rosso.[9][10] This was the first time a New Zealander participated in a Formula One race in 33 years.

TyresEdit

Tyre supplier Pirelli provided teams with the ultra-soft, super-soft and soft compounds of tyre. The purple branding on the ultra-soft compound was replaced by pink for the race to raise awareness of breast cancer. Several teams also incorporated pink into their liveries to support the cause (except Force India, whose cars were pink to begin with).

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. Car
no.
Driver Constructor Qualifying times Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 44   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:34.822 1:33.437 1:33.108 1
2 5   Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:35.420 1:34.103 1:33.347 2
3 77   Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:35.309 1:33.769 1:33.568 3
4 3   Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:35.991 1:34.495 1:33.5771 4
5 7   Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:35.649 1:33.840 1:33.5771 5
6 33   Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:34.899 1:34.716 1:33.658 162
7 31   Esteban Ocon Force India-Mercedes 1:35.849 1:35.113 1:34.647 6
8 55   Carlos Sainz Jr. Renault 1:35.517 1:34.899 1:34.852 7
9 14   Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1:35.712 1:35.046 1:35.007 8
10 11   Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 1:36.358 1:34.789 1:35.148 9
11 19   Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1:35.603 1:35.155 10
12 26   Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:36.073 1:35.529 11
13 2   Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda 1:36.286 1:35.641 203
14 8   Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1:36.835 1:35.870 12
15 27   Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:35.740 No time 184
16 9   Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 1:36.842 13
17 18   Lance Stroll Williams-Mercedes 1:36.868 155
18 39   Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 1:36.889 196
19 94   Pascal Wehrlein Sauber-Ferrari 1:37.179 14
20 20   Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1:37.394 177
107% time: 1:41.459
Source:[11]
Notes

RaceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 56 1:33:50.991 1 25
2 5   Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 56 +10.143 2 18
3 7   Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 56 +15.779 5 15
4 33   Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 56 +16.7681 16 12
5 77   Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 56 +34.967 3 10
6 31   Esteban Ocon Force India-Mercedes 56 +1:30.980 6 8
7 55   Carlos Sainz Jr. Renault 56 +1:32.944 7 6
8 11   Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 9 4
9 19   Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 10 2
10 26   Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 55 +1 Lap 11 1
11 18   Lance Stroll Williams-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 15
12 2   Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda 55 +1 Lap 20
13 39   Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 55 +1 Lap 19
14 8   Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 12
15 9   Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap2 13
16 20   Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 17
Ret 14   Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 24 Engine 8
Ret 3   Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 14 Engine 4
Ret 94   Pascal Wehrlein Sauber-Ferrari 5 Collision damage 14
Ret 27   Nico Hülkenberg Renault 3 Engine 18
Source:
Notes
  • ^1Max Verstappen received a 5-second time penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage.
  • ^2Marcus Ericsson received a 5-second time penalty for causing a collision.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Although Brendon Hartley made his Formula One début in the race, he received a grid penalty because power unit components are assigned to the car rather than the driver. Hartley thus received the penalty because the car's previous drivers, Daniil Kvyat and Pierre Gasly,[10] had used up the quota of power unit components.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "United States". formula1.com. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "2017 Formula 1 World Championship Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Circuit of the Americas - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  4. ^ "Weather information for the "2017 United States Grand Prix"". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  5. ^ "F1 reveals overall rise in 2017 attendance". GPupdate.net. JHED Media BV. 8 December 2017. Archived from the original on 9 December 2017.
  6. ^ "FIA Announces World Motorsports Council decisions". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 30 November 2016. Archived from the original on 30 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Renault Sport Formula One Team confirms driver change". Renault F1. Renault Sport. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Motor racing – Sainz to replace Palmer, Kvyat returns for Austin". sbs.com.au. SBS. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Brendon Hartley to race with us in Austin". scuderiatororosso.com. Scuderia Toro Rosso. 13 October 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  10. ^ a b c d e "Hartley, Hulkenberg, Vandoorne all set for grid penalties". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Ltd. 20 October 2017. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  11. ^ "2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix – Qualifying". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Ltd. 22 October 2017. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Penalised Verstappen to start near back of Austin grid". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Ltd. 21 October 2017. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  13. ^ a b "Perez slams Magnussen, Haas for qualifying block". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Ltd. 21 October 2017. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  14. ^ a b "United States 2017 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 21 March 2019.


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