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United States GP (2015)

United States Circuit of the Americas
22 Oct - 25 Oct
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Rosberg blames wind for Austin mistake

Nico Rosberg says that Mercedes has determined that a strong gust of wind triggered his off-track incident in the closing stages of the US GP.

Hamilton: No need to discuss Turn 1 clash with Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton thinks there is no reason for any discussion about what happened between himself and Nico Rosberg at the first corner of the United States Grand Prix.

Hamilton: Senna-style win was important

Lewis Hamilton says winning his third world championship with an Ayrton Senna-style fighting performance made his triumph even sweeter.

F1 still fantastic, says CVC's McKenzie

Donald Mackenzie of F1's major stakeholder CVC says that the spectacular United States GP demonstrated that the sport can still put on a great show when the circumstances are right.

Lauda: Rosberg more upset for "screwing up" than Turn 1

Niki Lauda thinks Nico Rosberg was more upset for having "screwed up" the chance to delay Lewis Hamilton's title celebrations at the United States Grand Prix, than what happened at the first corner.

Ferrari: We are an F1 team, not a circus act

Ferrari has defended its actions in not doing its best to entertain fans during the rain-hit qualifying session for the United States Grand Prix.

Tost: Safety cars cost Verstappen podium chance

Max Verstappen was robbed of the chance to deliver his maiden Formula 1 podium by the late-race safety cars at the United States Grand Prix, reckons his team boss.

Sauber: Computer simulation to prepare for the Mexican GP

Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr, as well as the engineers, used different computer simulations to prepare for the Formula One race held at the highest altitude.

Analysis: The six key moments in Hamilton's Austin coronation

For most of the US Grand Prix, it looked as if Lewis Hamilton would have to wait until Mexico to clinch his third title, until a mistake by Nico Rosberg sealed the fate of the championship. Adam Cooper analyses the key moments of the Austin race.

An amazing US GP for Verstappen and Sainz

Franz Tost: "I’d like to congratulate both drivers for the great job."

Rossi equals Manor Marussia F1 Team’s best finish of the season at US GP

Alexander Rossi equalled the Manor Marussia F1 Team‘s best finish of the 2015 season today, taking the chequered flag on his home debut in 12th position after a very impressive drive.

United States Grand Prix – Gritty podium for Seb

Vettel comes third and Kimi has to retire after an off-track excursion.

Hamilton insists he did nothing wrong at Turn 1

Lewis Hamilton insists he did nothing wrong at Turn 1 of the United States Grand Prix, despite the controversy caused when Nico Rosberg was forced wide.

Perez relieved to come away with points after challenging race

Sergio Perez maintained his fine form in the United States Grand Prix after finishing fifth, further strengthening Force India's position in the constructors' championship.

Mercedes to hold talks over “too hard” Hamilton move

Mercedes plans to hold talks with newly re-crowned F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton over his actions at the first corner of the United States Grand Prix, after he was deemed to have been “too hard” on team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Raikkonen blames rules, not Verstappen, for radio anger

Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen has said he wasn’t criticizing Max Verstappen following their early-race clash in the US Grand Prix at Austin, but that his angry radio message was directed at the stewards instead.

Hamilton: No one left to emulate after matching Senna

Lewis Hamilton says there is no one else he wants to emulate in Formula 1 after matching the three championships of his hero Ayrton Senna in the United States Grand Prix.

McLaren "nowhere as fast" as expected - Button

Jenson Button says McLaren was nowhere as strong as expected in Austin despite finishing in sixth place in the United States Grand Prix.

US GP: Post-race press conference

Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel.

US GP: Hamilton claims third world title, wins crash-filled race

Lewis Hamilton won his third F1 World Championship thanks to a late-race mistake by Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg that decided the winner of the United States Grand Prix.

Ricciardo ready to 'put it all on the line'

Daniel Ricciardo says he is in the mood to 'put it all on the line' in the United States Grand Prix, after ending up third on the grid at Austin.

Rosberg “had more” for Q3 after setting pole on used rubber

Nico Rosberg believes he had the underlying pace to take pole position for the United States Grand Prix, even if the top-10 shootout had gone ahead as planned.

Massa urges FIA not to run race in Q2 conditions

Williams driver Felipe Massa reckons the FIA was incorrect to keep Q2 going for the full 15 minutes and insisted the race should not take place in similar weather conditions.

Hamilton says he won't take any risks in the race

Lewis Hamilton sees no need to take risks in his bid to get past Nico Rosberg at the United States Grand Prix, even though it would secure him the Formula 1 world championship.

Toro Rosso in race against time to fix Sainz's car

Toro Rosso is facing a race against time to get Carlos Sainz's car ready for the start of the United States Grand Prix after his crash in qualifying.

US GP: Post-qualifying press conference

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull).

US GP: Rosberg takes pole as Q3 gets washed out

Nico Rosberg took pole position for the United States Grand Prix in Austin, the grid being set on Q2 times after heavy rain cancelled the top-10 shootout.

Qualifying postponement was “only decision” – Rosberg

Nico Rosberg has backed the FIA’s decision to postpone qualifying until Sunday morning, following the deluge which rained-out efforts to run it as planned today.

Alonso says top 10 possible for improved McLaren

Fernando Alonso believes his McLaren team has the chance to fight for a top-10 finish in tomorrow's United States Grand Prix qualifying.

Perez sees potential for "big surprises"

Sergio Perez thinks there is potential for some 'big surprises' at the United States Grand Prix, with qualifying and the race taking place on the same day.

Analysis: McLaren turns Ferrari concept up to 11

McLaren's push towards the sharp end of the grid is not exclusively down to engine upgrades. Giorgio Piola looks at the technical developments brought by the team to Austin.

US GP: Hamilton dominates drenched FP3 in Austin

World champion Lewis Hamilton set a perfectly-timed lap in a weather-affected free practice session at the Circuit of the Americas, which could be used to set the grid if qualifying doesn’t happen this afternoon or tomorrow morning.

US GP: FIA waiting before finalising Saturday schedule

The FIA is waiting to see how the weather situation unfolds at Austin on Saturday before making any call on what happens with the schedule.

US GP: Friday's press conference

Matthew Carter (Lotus), Vijay Mallya (Force India), Franz Tost (Toro Rosso), Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing), Eric Boullier (McLaren)

FIA ready to change Austin F1 qualifying schedule

The FIA will make a call on Saturday morning about whether or not to change the timetable for qualifying day for the United States Grand Prix with more poor weather conditions predicted in Austin.

Pirelli: More rain expected over the course of the weekend

Nico Rosberg goes fastest for Mercedes in FP1 on Cinturato Green intermediate tyre.

Renault delays introduction of upgraded engine

Renault is to delay introduction of its updated engine until the Brazilian Grand Prix at the earliest now, after deciding with Red Bull not to run it in Austin this weekend.

US GP: Rosberg fastest by 1.2s in wet FP1

Nico Rosberg dominated the first practice session for the US Grand Prix in Austin, held in wet-but-drying weather conditions.

Red Bull won't use upgraded Renault engine in practice

Red Bull has elected not to use the upgraded Renault engine for the opening day of practice at the United States Grand Prix, but could still bring it into play for qualifying.

I've got nothing to lose, says bullish Rosberg

Nico Rosberg says he has "nothing to lose" heading into the United States GP, and is focussed only on securing a fourth win of the season at Austin.

Rossi's car gets Stars and Stripes treatment for Austin

Manor has added a special Stars and Stripes livery to its rear wing for the United States Grand Prix to celebrate Alexander Rossi's home appearance.

Renault: USA GP preview

Rémi Taffin: "We will have our new specification of power unit available to use in Austin."

Vettel backs Ferrari's decision on engine change

Sebastian Vettel has backed Ferrari's decision to introduce new engines at the United States Grand Prix, despite the downside of grid penalties.

Button: I hope Alonso "annihilates me"

Jenson Button hopes that McLaren teammate Fernando Alonso will “annihilate” him in the United States Grand Prix this weekend, as the Spaniard runs the Honda engine upgrade while the Brit sticks to the old one.

US GP: Thursday's press conference

Marcus Ericsson (Sauber), Alexander Rossi (Manor), Valtteri Bottas (Williams), Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing), Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

Red Bull unlikely to use upgraded Renault engine in Austin

Daniel Ricciardo thinks it is unlikely that Red Bull will race Renault's updated engine at the United States Grand Prix.

Toro Rosso won't use upgraded Renault engine in 2015

The Toro Rosso F1 team is not planning to take advantage of Renault's latest upgraded engine over the last four races of the 2015 season.

F1 braced for rain-hit United States GP

Formula 1 teams and drivers are bracing themselves for a rain-hit United States Grand Prix weekend, with bad weather forecast throughout.

Stevens out to "spoil Rossi's party" in US GP

Manor boss John Booth has no doubts that Will Stevens will be out in Austin this weekend to spoil local-hero Alexander Rossi's 'party'.

Renault confident with or without upgrades

Renault says it is heading to the United States Grand Prix confident it can deliver some good results, even if its upgraded engine is not used.

Lotus F1 Team looks to America and beyond

Unique insights about the United State GP from Federico Gastaldi, Romain Grosjean, and Pastor Maldonado.

400 GPs – The Sauber F1 Team celebrates its anniversary at the 2015 United States GP

Read below the “Sauber moments” from some former and the current Sauber F1 Team drivers.

Sahara Force India: Podium in Sochi increase hopes of a strong race in Austin

Sergio Perez looks to follow up his podium in Sochi with another strong showing in Austin.

COTA interviews Alexander Rossi ahead of the United States GP

Alexander Rossi and the star spangled future of F1 in the U.S.

The Senna Hall of Fame Collection debuts in Austin

Never-before-seen display unveiled during week of the United States GP

Hulkenberg believes Sochi pace can be repeated in Austin

Force India's Nico Hulkenberg thinks he can finish the Formula 1 season on a high, despite the disappointment of the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi when he threw away a top-six start with a first-lap crash.

Ferrari could use remaining engine tokens for Austin

Ferrari is considering using its remaining Formula 1 engine tokens for a major update at the United States Grand Prix, even though it could mean grid penalties.

Renault postpones new engine to Austin

Renault has told Red Bull and Toro Rosso that its upgraded power unit will not be available before the United States GP, and there is a possibility that the teams will decide not to use it.

Elton John and his band to perform post-race concert at 2015 United States GP

Race fans will enjoy a turbocharged two-hour set featuring all of the iconic hits and classic album tracks spanning Elton’s incredible five-decade career.