What is it? The 2018 United States Grand Prix, the 18th round of the 2018 Formula One season, taking place in Austin, at the wonderfully-named Circuit of the Americas, to be precise. When is it? The race takes place on Sunday October 21 - ie this evening. What time does it start? It's a much-needed later start for those still trying to catch up with the slumber they lost from the very early Japanese Grand Prix two weeks ago. The race starts at 7.10pm BST. What TV channel is it on? As ever, all the coverage is screened live on Sky Sports F1. Channel 4 also have live coverage. Sky's qualifying coverage starts at 9pm BST. Sky's race program begins at 5.30pm BST on Sunday with On The Grid coverage from 6.30pm. If you fancy tuning into David Coulthard and the gang on C4 then you can watch their qualifying coverage from 8.30pm on Saturday and the race programme from 6.40pm on Sunday. Plus you can watch the United States Grand Prix through Now TV with a Sky … [Read more...] about US Grand Prix 2018: What time does the race start, what TV channel is it on and what does Lewis Hamilton need for the title?
Lewis Hamilton laid the best possible platform for his fifth Formula One world title, underlining his supremacy here at the Circuit of the Americas with a record-extending 81st pole position. With a brilliant late surge to squeeze out his arch-rival Sebastian Vettel, he set a dazzling track record in overcast, blustery conditions, giving him a priceless advantage in Sunday’s United States Grand Prix as he seeks to equal Juan Manuel Fangio with championship No 5. The portents could hardly be more auspicious: Hamilton has won at this Texan track, a favourite of his, each of the last four years, while Vettel has been relegated to fifth with a three-place grid penalty, imposed after he had failed to slow down for a red flag in practice. With Britain’s most decorated driver already holding a 67-point lead in the standings, Vettel must target no worse than second if he is to have any hope of extending the duel as far as next weekend’s race in Mexico City. “That … [Read more...] about Lewis Hamilton claims United States GP pole ahead of Sebastian Vettel to take giant step closer to fifth F1 title
Lewis Hamilton completed one half of the job to secure a historic fifth World Championship by putting his Mercedes on pole position for the US Grand Prix. Hamilton will seal the title in Austin, Texas on Sunday if he takes the chequered flag and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel fails to finish second. The German was slower only than Hamilton in a nail-biting qualifying session, but he will be demoted to fifth after incurring a grid penalty for his failure to slow sufficiently under red flags in Friday's practice. Kimi Raikkonen will subsequently join Hamilton on the front row with the Briton's team-mate Valtteri Bottas third. Mercedes did not appear to have the pace to beat Ferrari following the early phases at a cold and blustery Circuit of the Americas. But as he so often does, Hamilton saved his very best for last, edging out Vettel by just 0.061 seconds for the 81st pole of his career. "That was very important, and that was close," Hamilton said. "I knew it was edgy between us and it was … [Read more...] about Hamilton boosts chances of world-title clinching win at US Grand Prix
20 October 2018 • 11:08pm Lewis Hamilton takes pole by 0.061 from Sebastian Vettel Kimi Raikkonen will start on the front row tomorrow after Vettel's penalty Auto update On Off 11:08PM It was a good lap, to be fair YES!! YES!!! [email protected] at @COTA! What a lap! 👏👏#USGP 🇺🇸 #F1 pic.twitter.com/0lmAF5Scm6— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) October 20, 2018 11:07PM Sebastian Vettel reacts to his second place finish It was pretty close. Obviously a bit of a shame when you miss out on that little time. I was pretty happy with the laps I had. It was quite tricky to get everything together. The wind was quite tricky at times. Pretty happy that we are back in range. It seems that we are better off. I think today has been surprisingly close. He starts P5 tomorrow. 11:06PM Hamilton reacts to ANOTHER pole position That was very important. That was close, these … [Read more...] about Lewis Hamilton takes United States Grand Prix pole ahead of Sebastian Vettel
Lewis Hamilton is a “serial winner” who will only quit when he tires of the thrill of the race. As the Stevenage speedster stands on the verge of history in Austin this evening, former F1 ace David Coulthard says he cannot predict how many records will fall before Hamilton calls it a day. Victory in Texas will catapult the 33-year-old alongside Juan Manuel Fangio with five world titles to his name. Only Michael Schumacher, with seven, has won more. The question on everyone’s lips is whether Hamilton – who only this summer signed an £80million deal for two more seasons with Mercedes – will fix the legendary German in his sights. Coulthard reckons no one can know. But he did give a hint as to Hamilton’s mindset when he said: “Lewis was signed up by Ron Dennis. Since then he’s won in every machine he has ever sat in. He is a serial winner. “And although he has been in the sport since the year dot, he … [Read more...] about Lewis Hamilton hailed as “serial winner” by David Coulthard