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The 2017 United States Grand Prix (officially the 2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix)[1] was the seventeenth race of the 2017 Formula One season, the 39th time the United States Grand Prix was held on the Formula One calendar, and the sixth time it was held at the Circuit of the Americas. It was held between 20 October and 22 October 2017.

In qualifying, Lewis Hamilton took his 72nd pole position, his second at the Circuit of the Americas. Sebastian Vettel joined him on the front row, while Valtteri Bottas qualified third on the grid.

In the race, Vettel made a better start and took the lead, but Hamilton fought back and retook first place on lap 6, eventually going on to take his 62nd victory, and award Mercedes their fourth constructors' title, while Vettel finished in second place. Kimi Räikkönen completed the podium after Max Verstappen was given a five-second time penalty for passing Räikkönen off the track on the final lap.


BackgroundEdit

After the previous race in Japan, Lewis Hamilton led the Drivers' Championship with 306 points, having won the Grand Prix. Due to Sebastian Vettel retiring from the race with a faulty spark plug, the gap between him and Hamilton was extended to fifty-nine points, and Valtteri Bottas's fourth-place finish put him thirteen points behind Vettel. Daniel Ricciardo's third-place finish put him on 192 points, still fourth in the drivers' standings, as Kimi Räikkönen earned ten points to own 148 points altogether in the championship.[2] With both of Mercedes' cars finishing first and fourth, the team led the Constructors' Championship with 540 points, 145 points ahead of Ferrari. Red Bull's double-podium finish put them on 303 points, ninety-two points behind Ferrari. Force India remained fourth with 147 points, while Williams remained fifth after scoring just one point to make a total of 66 points.[2]

The weekend of the Japanese Grand Prix also saw several announcements of mid-season changes starting at the United States Grand Prix. Renault allowed Carlos Sainz, Jr. to compete for them earlier than their previous contract for Sainz to compete for them in 2018, thus replacing Jolyon Palmer.[3] Sainz's departure from Toro Rosso brought Daniil Kvyat back into racing for the team.[4] Six days later, Toro Rosso confirmed that Kvyat's teammate for the United States Grand Prix]] would be Brendon Hartley, due to Pierre Gasly having to race in the final round of the 2017 Super Formula Championship occurring on the same weekend.[5]

Driver tyre choices
Team Driver Pirelli ultrasoft symbol Pirelli supersoft symbol Pirelli soft symbol Driver Pirelli ultrasoft symbol Pirelli supersoft symbol Pirelli soft symbol
Mercedes Hamilton 7 3 3 Bottas 7 4 2
Red Bull Ricciardo 7 4 2 Verstappen 7 4 2
Ferrari Vettel 7 4 2 Räikkönen 7 5 1
Force India Pérez 8 3 2 Ocon 8 3 2
Williams Massa 9 2 2 Stroll 9 3 1
McLaren Alonso 9 2 2 Vandoorne 9 3 1
Renault Hülkenberg 8 3 2 Sainz 8 3 2
Toro Rosso Hartley 8 3 2 Kvyat 8 3 2
Haas Grosjean 7 5 1 Magnussen 7 4 2
Sauber Ericsson 7 4 2 Wehrlein 7 3 3

Rather than choosing medium tyres, Pirelli decided that ultrasoft, supersoft and soft tyres would be used. Championship leader Hamilton chose seven sets of ultrasofts, three sets of supersofts, and three sets of softs to use for the weekend, while Vettel picked seven ultrasofts, four supersofts, and two softs.[6] As part of the Formula One Group's plans to raise breast cancer awareness at the race, Pirelli opted to have their ultrasoft tyres coloured pink rather than purple.[7]

After weeks of speculation following their deal to use Renault in 2018, McLaren finally confirmed that Fernando Alonso would drive for them for another year.[8]

On 20 October, Red Bull announced that Max Verstappen's contract had been extended until the end of 2020.[9]

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W08 EQ Power+ Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W08 EQ Power+ Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB13 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB13 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF70H Ferrari 062 P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF70H Ferrari 062 P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM10 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
31 France Esteban Ocon India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM10 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW40 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW40 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MCL32 Honda RA617H P
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MCL32 Honda RA617H P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault Sport F1 Team Renault R.S.17 Renault R.E.17 P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault Sport F1 Team Renault R.S.17 Renault R.E.17 P
39 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR12 Renault R.E.17 P
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR12 Renault R.E.17 P
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-17 Ferrari 062 P
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-17 Ferrari 062 P
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C36 Ferrari 061 P
94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C36 Ferrari 061 P
Free Practice 1 only
37 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C36 Ferrari 061 P
38 Indonesia Sean Gelael Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR12 Renault R.E.17 P
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Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

NoDriverTeamFP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:37.352 5 1:37.463 15 1:36.599 14
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:39.366 16 1:35.463 5 1:35.723 9
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:36.928 2 1:35.192 3 1:34.570 2
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:37.598 7 1:35.514 6 1:34.755 4
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 1:39.336 15 1:38.387 20 1:37.891 19
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:40.448 18 1:38.262 19 1:37.319 17
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 1:37.861 9 1:36.481 9 1:35.802 10
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda No Time 20 1:36.304 7 1:36.239 13
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:38.534 12 1:37.788 16 1:36.118 12
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:37.570 6 1:36.460 8 1:35.346 6
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 1:38.408 11 1:37.285 14 1:37.271 16
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso DNP 1:36.761 13 1:38.500 20
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 1:38.904 13 1:36.534 12 1:35.608 7
31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes 1:37.808 8 1:36.490 10 1:35.965 11
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:37.339 4 1:35.065 2 1:35.103 5
37 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:40.828 19 DNP DNP
38 Indonesia Sean Gelael Italy Toro Rosso 1:40.406 17 DNP DNP
39 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso 1:39.267 14 1:37.987 17 1:36.818 15
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:36.335 1 1:34.668 1 1:34.478 1
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 1:38.093 10 1:36.529 11 1:35.650 8
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 1:36.979 3 1:35.279 4 1:34.692 3
94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari DNP 1:38.165 18 1:37.807 18
Source: [10][11][12]

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 11:34.822 11:33.437 11:33.108 1
2 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 41:35.420 41:34.103 21:33.347 2
3 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 31:35.309 21:33.769 31:33.568 3
4 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 111:35.991 51:34.495 41:33.577 4
5 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 71:35.649 31:33.840 51:33.577 5
6 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 21:34.899 61:34.716 61:33.658 16*
7 31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes 101:35.849 101:35.113 71:34.647 6
8 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 51:35.517 81:34.899 81:34.852 7
9 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 81:35.712 91:35.046 91:35.007 8
10 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 141:36.358 71:34.789 101:35.148 9
11 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 61:35.603 111:35.155 10
12 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso 121:36.073 121:35.529 11
13 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 131:36.286 131:35.641 20
14 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 151:36.835 141:35.870 12
15 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 91:35.740 15no time 18
16 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 161:36.842 13
17 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 171:36.868 15§
18 39 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso 181:36.889 19**
19 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 191:37.179 14
20 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 201:37.394 17††
107% time: 1:41.459
Source: [13]
  • * Verstappen was given a fifteen-place grid penalty for using his sixth engine and sixth MGU-H.[14]
  • Vandoorne was given a thirty-place grid penalty for exceeding his use of power unit components.[15][16]
  • Hülkenberg was given a twenty-place grid penalty for using his fifth engine, fifth turbo and fifth MGU-H.[15]
  • § Stroll was given a three-place grid penalty for impeding Grosjean in Q1.[17]
  • ** Hartley was given a 25-place grid penalty for having a sixth engine, sixth MGU-H, fifth Energy Store and fifth Control Electronics fitted to his car.[15]
  • †† Magnussen was given a three-place grid penalty for impeding Pérez in Q1.[17]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Lewis Hamilton
Sebastian Vettel ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Valtteri Bottas
Daniel Ricciardo ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Kimi Räikkönen
Esteban Ocon ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Carlos Sainz, Jr.
Fernando Alonso ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Sergio Pérez
Felipe Massa ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Daniil Kvyat
Romain Grosjean ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Marcus Ericsson
Pascal Wehrlein ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Lance Stroll
Max Verstappen ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Kevin Magnussen
Nico Hülkenberg ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Brendon Hartley
Stoffel Vandoorne ______________

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 56 1h 33m 50.991s 1 25
2 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 56 +10.143 2 18
3 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 56 +15.779 5 15
4 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 56 +16.768* 16 12
5 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 56 +34.967 3 10
6 31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes 56 +90.980 6 8
7 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 56 +92.944 7 6
8 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 9 4
9 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 10 2
10 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Italy Toro Rosso 55 +1 Lap 11 1
11 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 55 +1 Lap 15
12 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 55 +1 Lap 20
13 39 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso 55 +1 Lap 19
14 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 12
15 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 13
16 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 55 +1 Lap 17
Ret 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 24 Engine 8
Ret 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 14 Engine 4
Ret 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 5 Collision 14
Ret 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 3 Oil pressure 18
Source: [18]
  • * Verstappen originally finished third, but was given a five-second time penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage.[18]
  • Ericsson was given a five-second time penalty for causing a collision.[18]

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

NotesEdit

  1. "2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. https://www.formula1.com/en/championship/races/2017/United_States.html. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Collantine, Keith (8 October 2017). "2017 Japanese Grand Prix championship points". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). https://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2017/10/08/2017-japanese-grand-prix-championship-points/. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  3. "Renault Sport Formula One Team confirms driver change". Renault Sport. 7 October 2017. https://www.renaultsport.com/renault-sport-formula-one-team-confirm-driver-change.html. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  4. Barretto, Lawrence (7 October 2017). "Toro Rosso confirms Gasly/Kvyat for US GP after Sainz Renault exit". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/132270/toro-rosso-confirms-gaslykvyat-for-us-gp. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  5. "Brendon Hartley to race with us in Austin". scuderiatororosso.com (Scuderia Toro Rosso). 13 October 2017. http://www.scuderiatororosso.com/en_IT/article/brendon-hartley-race-us-austin. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  6. "Ultrasoft tyres the top choice for Austin". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 11 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/10/ultrasoft-tyres-the-top-choice-for-austin.html. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  7. Noble, Jonathan (16 October 2017). "Pirelli turns F1 tyres pink for United States GP". motorsport.com (Motorsport Network). https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/pirelli-pink-tyres-austin-cancer-966328/. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  8. "McLaren and Alonso extends relationship". 19 October 2017. http://www.mclaren.com/formula1/team/fernando-alonso/fa-team-2018-announcement-3119812/. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  9. "Verstappen signs with Red Bull until 2020". Speedcafe. 20 October 2017. https://www.speedcafe.com/2017/10/21/verstappen-signs-red-bull-2020/. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  10. "2017 United States Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 20 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/975/united-states/practice-1.html. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  11. "2017 United States Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 20 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/975/united-states/practice-2.html. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  12. "2017 United States Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 21 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/975/united-states/practice-3.html. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  13. "2017 United States Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 21 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/975/united-states/qualifying.html. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  14. "Penalised Verstappen to start near back of Austin grid". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 21 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/10/penalised-verstappen-to-start-near-back-of-austin-grid.html. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 "Hartley, Hulkenberg, Vandoorne all set for grid penalties". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 20 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/10/hartley--hulkenberg--vandoorne-all-set-for-grid-penalties.html. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  16. "2017 United States Grand Prix starting grid". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 21 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/975/united-states/starting-grid.html. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Perez slams Magnussen, Haas for qualifying block". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 21 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/10/perez-slams-magnussen--haas-for-ruining-his-qualifying-.html. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 "United States Grand Prix 2017 Race Results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 22 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/975/united-states/race-result.html. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
V T E 2017 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Haas • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Renault • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault • TAG Heuer
Drivers Vandoorne • 3 Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 18 Stroll • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 30 Palmer • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 36 Giovinazzi • 39 Hartley • 40 di Resta • 44 Hamilton • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 94 Wehrlein
Other Drivers Calderon • Celis • Fong • Fuoco • Gasly • Kari • Matsushita • Russell • Turvey
Cars Ferrari SF70H • Force India VJM10 • Haas VF-17 • McLaren MCL32 • Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ • Red Bull RB13 • Renault R.S.17 • Sauber C36 • Toro Rosso STR12 • Williams FW40
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • China • Bahrain • Russia • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Azerbaijan • Austria • Britain • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • Malaysia • Japan • United States • Mexico • Brazil • Abu Dhabi
Tests Barcelona 1 • Barcelona 2
See also 2016 Formula One Season • 2018 Formula One Season • Category
V T E United States United States Grand Prix
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