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The 2015 United States Grand Prix (officially the 2015 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix)[1] was be the sixteenth round of the 2015 Formula One Season. It was held between October 23 and October 25, 2015.


BackgroundEdit

All of the teams used Pirelli's soft and medium tyres.[2] It was also announced shortly after the Russian Grand Prix that Bernie Ecclestone and Marco Tronchetti Provera had agreed for Pirelli to sign a new three-year contract.[3] In the driver market, there was official confirmation by Lotus F1 that Jolyon Palmer, the Brit who had been testing for them and had taken part in several practice sessions, would be driving for them in 2016.[4]

For the Grand Prix, Renault introduced a new engine for Red Bull and Toro Rosso to use, although they would have to take grid penalties if they do used them, due to the fact that they had gone past the limit of using up to four engines.[5] Daniel Ricciardo later said that Red Bull would not use the new engine in the race.[6]

Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen were both given ten-place grid penalties for using a fifth engine, which would increase any hopes of Lewis Hamilton winning the Drivers' Championship if Vettel did not finish the race within the top two.[7]

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W06 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W06 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB11 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB11 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW37 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW37 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF15-T Ferrari 059/3 P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF15-T Ferrari 059/3 P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MP4-30 Honda RA615H Hybrid P
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MP4-30 Honda RA615H Hybrid P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM08 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM08 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR10 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR10 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Manor Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR03 Ferrari 059/3 P
53 United States Alexander Rossi United Kingdom Manor Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR03 Ferrari 059/3 P
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C34 Ferrari 059/3 P
12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C34 Ferrari 059/3 P
Free Practice 1 only
36 Italy Raffaele Marciello Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C34 Ferrari 059/3 P
Free Practice 2 only
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
source

Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

No Driver Team FP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:55.592 3 No Time
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:55.710 6 No Time
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 1:53.989 1 No Time
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:56.326 8 No Time
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 1:58.319 15 DNP
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:59.743 17 No Time
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 1:57.139 12 No Time
12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari DNP No Time
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes No Time 20 No Time
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:56.839 9 No Time
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:57.081 11 No Time
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:57.495 13 No Time
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:55.224 2 No Time
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 1:57.518 14 No Time
28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 2:01.907 19 No Time
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes DNP No Time DNP
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:55.969 7 No Time
36 Italy Raffaele Marciello Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:59.431 16 DNP DNP
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:55.693 5 No Time
53 United States Alexander Rossi United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 2:01.154 18 No Time
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:55.667 4 No Time
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:56.866 10 No Time
Source: [8][9]

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 21:56.671 11:56.824 no time 1
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 31:56.871 21:56.929 no time 2
3 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 11:56.495 31:57.969 no time 3
4 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-Renault 41:57.640 41:58.434 no time 4
5 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 142:00.950 51:58.596 no time 14*
6 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 71:59.284 61:59.210 no time 5
7 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 51:58.325 71:59.333 no time 6
8 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 132:00.902 81:59.999 no time 7
9 no time 9
10 no time 10
11 11 11
12 12 12
13 13 13
14 14 14
15 15 15
16 16 16
17 17 17
18 18 18
19 19 19
20 20 20
107% time:
Source: [10]

GridEdit

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 h m s 25
2 + 18
3 + 15
4 + 12
5 + 10
6 + 8
7 + 6
8 + 4
9 + 2
10 + 1
11 +
12 +
13 +
14 +
15 +
16 +
17 +
18 +
19 +
20 +
Source: [11]

MilestonesEdit

  • Sauber's 400th race entry, including their stint as BMW Sauber (330th race entry excluding stint).
  • Red Bull's 200th race entry.
  • First race to have qualifying on Sunday since the 2013 Australian Grand Prix.
  • Lewis Hamilton's 10th win of the season, 43rd career win, placing him above Sebastian Vettel in the all time standings. Also taking his third world championship, equalling Jackie Stewart with the British drivers holding the most championships for Britain and being the first British driver to take back-to-back championships.

Standings after raceEdit

NotesEdit

  1. "2015 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. https://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/races/2015/United_States.html. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  2. "Pirelli confirm tyre allocation for Mexico City". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 13 October 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/headlines/2015/10/pirelli-confirm-tyre-allocations-for-mexico-city.html. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  3. "Pirelli to stay as F1's sole tyre supplier until 2019 season". Sky Sports. 12 October 2015. http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/10025880/pirelli-to-stay-as-f1s-sole-tyre-supplier-until-2019-season. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  4. "United States GP: Jolyon Palmer to race for Lotus in 2016". BBC Sport. 23 October 2015. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/34622959.
  5. "United States Grand Prix: Renault to take upgraded engine". BBC Sport. 21 October 2015. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/34591809. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  6. "Red Bull unlikely to use upgraded Renault engines at US GP". Sky Sports. 22 October 2015. http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12475/10038787/red-bull-unlikely-to-use-upgraded-renault-engines-at-us-gp. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  7. "Vettel’s title hopes hit by engine penalty". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 22 October 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/headlines/2015/10/vettel_s-title-hopes-hit-by-engine-penalty.html. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  8. "2015 United States Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 23 October 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/results/2015-race-results/2015-united-states-results/practice-1.html. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  9. "2015 United States Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 24 October 2015.
  10. "2015 United States Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 24 October 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/results/2015-race-results/2015-united-states-results/qualifying.html. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  11. "2015 United States Grand Prix – Race results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 25 October 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/results/2015-race-results/2015-united-states-results/race.html. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
V T E 2015 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Lotus • Marussia • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault
Drivers Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 6 Rosberg • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 11 Pérez • 12 Nasr • 13 Maldonado • 14 Alonso • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 28 Stevens • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 53 Rossi • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 98 Merhi
Other Drivers Buemi • Celis • Daruvala • De la Rosa • Félix da Costa • Fong • Gasly • Gutiérrez • Jordá • King • Leimer • Lynn • Marciello • Palmer • Pic • Prost • Rigon • Sutil • Turvey • Vandoorne • Vergne • Wehrlein • Wolff
Cars SF15-T • VJM08 • E23 Hybrid • MR03B • MP4-30 • W06 Hybrid • RB11 • C34 • STR10 • FW37
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • Malaysia • China • Bahrain • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Austria • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • Japan • Russia • United States • Mexico • Brazil • Abu Dhabi
Tests Jerez • Barcelona: 1 • 2 • 3 • Spielberg • Abu Dhabi
See also 2014 Formula One Season • 2016 Formula One Season • Category
V T E United States United States Grand Prix
Circuits Sebring (1959), Riverside (1960), Watkins Glen (1961–1980), Phoenix (1989–1991), Indianapolis (2000–2007), Austin (2012–present)
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Formula One Races 1959 • 1960 • 1961 • 1962 • 1963 • 1964 • 1965 • 1966 • 1967 • 1968 • 1969 • 1970 • 1971 • 1972 • 1973 • 1974 • 1975 • 1976 • 1977 • 1978 • 1979 • 1980 • 1981–1988 • 1989 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992–1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008–2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017
Non-F1 races 1908 • 1909 • 1910 • 1911 • 1912 • 1913 • 1914 • 1915 • 1916 • 1917–1957 • 1958
See also United States Grand Prix West • Indianapolis 500 • Detroit Grand Prix • Caesars Palace Grand Prix • Dallas Grand Prix • Questor Grand Prix
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