He didn't get it easy, but Kimi Raikkonen has finally won again, taking victory at COTA for the United States Grand Prix. The Finn had to stay cool against intense pressure from Verstappen and Hamilton in the final 10 laps, but he made no mistakes to win a tense race and his first victory of the season.
Formula One moved its Circus from Eastern to Western hemispheres this weekend as the championship battles are nearing their conclusion. Scene of the rush is Austin, Texas with its beloved COTA complex.
Lewis Hamilton secured pole position for the United States Grand Prix, though not in the easy manner that one might expect. Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen were second and third fastest, both less than a tenth behind the Mercedes driver.
Next year, there will be just three P Zero colours at each race. These will always be the same – white, yellow and red – denoting the hard, medium and soft tyre choices respectively at every grand prix. But that doesn’t mean that there will be only three compounds.
Formula One headed towards America to kick off its three-destination-long tour in the continent nicknamed ’New World’. As the first station of this tour, the Circuit of the Americas serves as the home of the 2018 FIA Formula One United States Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton was once again fastest at the end of the session free practice session at Austin, Texas. Hamilton went out for a single lap close to the end of a session that was again heavily influenced by pouring rain.
After heavy rain soaked the Circuit of the Americas overnight, it was a wet circuit that greeted the Formula One drivers for the first practice session of the race weekend. With the fastest times set on intermediates, Hamilton was easily fastest by more than a second.
The World Motorsport Council confirmed a 21-race F1 calendar for 2019. The meeting, hosted by FIA President Jean Todt and Deputy President for Sport Graham Stoker and held in Paris on Friday also confirmed some minor changes to the sporting regulations.
Ferrari revealed a new livery ahead of last weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix. In fact, it was not a wholly new livery, it included only a few changes to the current 2018 design, mainly to the engine cover of the SF71H.
Lewis Hamilton has taken another massive step towards winning this year's World Championship by dominating the Japanese Grand Prix while Bottas completes the Mercedes 1-2. Max Verstappen finished a close third. Championship contender Sebastian Vettel was 6th at the finish line.