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Nico Rosberg was four-tenths faster than teammate and champion leader Lewis Hamilton to take pole position at the USGP in Austin, Texas, on Saturday during qualifying.
The top five on the grid for the Formula One USGP are Rosberg, Hamilton, Bottas, Massa, and Ricciardo.
As soon as Lewis Hamilton went out in Q1 he detected something was wrong with the car and returned to the pits. The problem appeared to be tire vibration but could be more.
The 2013 USGP winner Sebastian Vettel will be starting at the back of the grid only took part in Q1 to prove the car was competitive, as required by FIA rules.
Under the revised qualifying format, the 4-cars slashed in Q1 were Vettel, Grosjean, Gutierrez, and Eric Vergne.
In late breaking news, Marcus Ericcson, the rookie driver for the now defunct Caterham Formula One team, will be driving for Sauber in 2015. Sauber has not announced their choice for second driver.
All motors are running at the United States Formula One Grand Prix, at Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas. The teams and drivers have all arrived and the action is underway for practice sessions that will start Friday,
Tune in to Xiro Xone News and F1 Sport News all weekend when our sports correspondent will bring news highlights and exclusive interviews from the USGP in Austin Texas.
Formula One champion race leader Lewis Hamilton drove a spectacular race Sunday at the USGP in Austin, Texas, at the Circuit of the Americas. He may not have started on pole but he crossed the finish line first, while his teammate and pole sitter Nico Rosberg sauntered in second, as if he were saving his best drive for the final race in Abu Dhabi, and the award of double points.
This is the 32nd career victory for Hamilton who a Journalist with Xiro Xone News referred to as being “focused like a Jedi Knight.”
The day started with a bevy of celebrities from stage and screen, and former racing champions from NASCAR, Indy Car and Formula One. As the day moved on and the cars lined up in formation, fans were holding onto their seats to see if pole sitter Nico Rosberg was going to make a mistake and give Hamilton an opening, and Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo a chance to finish higher than third, and keep his championship hopes alive.
Crossing the finish line after the two Mercedes drivers were, Daniel Ricciardo, Felipe Massa and his teammate, Valtteri Bottas.
In other action on the track, Vijay Mallya, team principal for Force India works hard and spends a lot of money to keep and develop a Formula One team that can be the pride of India. He was understandably upset, when both of his drivers suffered a DNF during the race. Sergio Perez made contact with Sauber driver, Adrian Sutil. Nico Hulkemberg cruised to a self-imposed stop, due to drive shaft problems. Perez was given a seven-place grid penalty for his actions that will be served in Brazil, and has apologized to Sutil.
Circuit of the Americas, the race promoters and staff did Texas proud and gave the more than 200K fans of Formula One a fun and exciting event.
The teams were out on the track for practice today at, the Circuit of the Americas. Taking the helm during practice was the Mercedes AMG team, the 2014 constructors’ champions, with Lewis Hamilton slightly ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg. Both drivers experienced slight mechanical problems with Hamilton’s car, having the more significant of them. This left fans wondering, will the last three races come down to, reliability problems?
The top five after FP2 were Hamilton, Rosberg, Alonso, Ricciardo, and Massa. Four-time champion and winner of the 2013 USGP Sebastian Vettel, was the slowest of the field and will start at the back of the grid in 18th, due to a gearbox change penalty. Daniel Ricciardo is the only driver who is still within striking distance of the driver’s championship, and was only 1.3 seconds behind leader, Lewis Hamilton.
Valtteri Bottas with Williams-Martini did not go out in FP1, which allowed Williams test driver Felipe Nasr to make a run. Bottas finished 11th, but have not forgotten that this is the track where he gained his first championship points in 2013.
Fans did not seem bothered by the absence of Caterham F1 and the Marussia teams. Both teams were placed under administration recently and only Marussia seems to have a ray of hope, for new buyers. This leaves a field of 18-cars for Sundays race. As several of the independent teams continue to struggle, some team principals are looking for changes to be made that will control cost and include more consideration for independent teams.
The 18-car dilemma caused the format for qualifying to be altered. In a recent meeting, the stewards decided that the slowest 4-cars in Q1 will not take part in the session, and the slowest 4-cars in Q2 will be eliminated from taking part in Q3. If you are confused, email us at email@example.com and tell us what you think, they should have done.
The Linc Austin Show - September 9, 2014
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