2013 United States Grand Prix

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Race details[1]
Race 18 of 19 in the 2013 Formula One season
Austin Formula One circuit.svg
Date November 17 (17-11), 2013
Official name 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
Location Circuit of the Americas
Travis County, Austin, Texas
Course Permanent racing facility
5.513 km (3.426 mi)
Distance 56 laps, 308.405 km (191.634 mi)
Weather Partly cloudy, warm
Temperatures reaching up to 89.1 °F (31.7 °C); wind speeds approaching speeds of 11.1 miles per hour (17.9 km/h)[2]
Attendance 250,325 [3]
Pole position
Driver Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault
Time 1:36.338
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault
Time 1:39.856 on lap 54
Podium
First Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault
Second France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault
Third Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault

The 2013 United States Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race that was held at the Circuit of the Americas on November 17, 2013. The race was the eighteenth round of the 2013 season, and marks the second running of the United States Grand Prix in Austin. The race was won by Red Bull-Renault's Sebastian Vettel, for his eighth consecutive win, a new F1 record for consecutive wins within a single season.[4][5][6]

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Driver changes[edit]

Kimi Räikkönen announced a week before the Grand Prix that he would be missing the final two races of 2013, in order to have back surgery.[7] He had wanted to delay the operation until the off-season, but suffered increasing discomfort over the previous races. Räikkönen's decision meant that the previous race was his last race competing for Lotus, having agreed to join Ferrari for the 2014 season. His place was taken by Heikki Kovalainen, who signed a two-race deal with the team.[8]

Tyres[edit]

Like the previous United States Grand Prix, tyre supplier Pirelli will bring its orange-banded hard compound tyre as the harder "prime" tyre and the white-banded medium compound tyre as the softer "option" tyre.

Free practice[edit]

Jenson Button was given a three-place grid penalty for the race, after overtaking under red flags during the opening practice session.[9] Charles Pic was given a five-place penalty for the race after Caterham changed the gearbox in his car.[10]

Qualifying[edit]

Esteban Gutiérrez and Max Chilton were given penalties for impeding other drivers in the first qualifying session. Gutiérrez, who blocked Pastor Maldonado was handed a ten-place grid penalty; Chilton will have to serve a drive-through penalty within the first five laps of the race after he impeded both Maldonado and Adrian Sutil.[11]

Post-race[edit]

Jean-Éric Vergne was given a 20-second penalty for a collision with Esteban Gutiérrez on the final lap of the race.[12]


Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
1 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:38.516 1:37.065 1:36.338 1
2 2 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:38.161 1:37.312 1:36.441 2
3 8 France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:38.676 1:37.523 1:37.155 3
4 11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1:38.339 1:37.828 1:37.296 4
5 10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:37.959 1:37.854 1:37.345 5
6 3 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:38.929 1:37.368 1:37.376 6
7 6 Mexico Sergio Pérez McLaren-Mercedes 1:38.367 1:38.040 1:37.452 7
8 7 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1:38.375 1:38.078 1:37.715 8
9 17 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1:37.821 1:37.439 1:37.836 9
10 12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:38.082 1:38.031 1:38.034 201
11 19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:38.882 1:38.131 10
12 14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:38.894 1:38.139 11
13 5 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:38.588 1:38.217 152
14 9 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:38.743 1:38.364 12
15 4 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:39.094 1:38.592 13
16 18 France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:38.880 1:41.696 14
17 15 Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:39.250 16
18 16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:39.351 17
19 21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1:40.491 18
20 22 France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1:40.528 19
21 20 France Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1:40.596 223
22 23 United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1:41.401 21
107% time: 1:44.668
Source: [13]

Notes:

^1  – Esteban Gutiérrez qualified tenth, but was given a ten-place grid penalty for the race after blocking Pastor Maldonado during qualifying.[11]
^2  – Jenson Button qualified thirteenth, but was given a three-place grid penalty for the race, after overtaking under red flags during the opening practice session.[9]
^3  – Charles Pic qualified twenty-first, but was given a five-place penalty for the race after a gearbox change.[10]

Race[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 56 1:39:17.148 1 25
2 8 France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 56 +6.284 3 18
3 2 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 56 +8.396 2 15
4 10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 56 +27.358 5 12
5 3 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 56 +29.592 6 10
6 11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 56 +30.400 4 8
7 6 Mexico Sergio Pérez McLaren-Mercedes 56 +46.692 7 6
8 17 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 56 +54.509 9 4
9 9 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 56 +59.141 12 2
10 5 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 56 +1:17.278 15 1
11 19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 56 +1:21.004 10
12 4 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 56 +1:26.914 13
13 12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 56 +1:31.707 20
14 7 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 56 +1:35.063 8
15 14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 56 +1:36.853 11
16 18 France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 56 +1:44.5741 14
17 16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 55 +1 Lap 17
18 22 France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 55 +1 Lap 19
19 21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 55 +1 Lap 18
20 20 France Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 55 +1 Lap 22
21 23 United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 54 +2 Laps 21
Ret 15 Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 0 Collision 17
Source:[14]

Notes:
^1  – Jean-Éric Vergne was penalised 20 seconds post-race for colliding with Esteban Gutiérrez.[12]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix". Formula1.com. Formula One Management. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Weather information for the "2013 United States Grand Prix"". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/blog/morning_call/2013/11/attendance-down-for-2013-f1-weekend.html
  4. ^ McEvoy, Jonathan (November 18, 2013). "Peerless Vettel proves it really is a lone star state at US Grand Prix in Texas". Daily Mail (dmg media). Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ Benson, Andrew (November 17, 2013). "Sebastian Vettel takes record eighth win in row at the US GP". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ Cary, Tom (November 17, 2013). "Sebastian Vettel completes eighth consecutive win at Austin's Circuit of The Americas". The Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen to have back surgery next week". Sky Sports (BSkyB). November 10, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ Noble, Jonathan (November 13, 2013). "Lotus agrees deal with Heikki Kovalainen to replace Kimi Raikkonen". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Wise, Mike (November 15, 2013). "Jenson Button has been handed a three-place grid penalty for the United States GP". Sky Sports (BSkyB). Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Straw, Edd (November 16, 2013). "Caterham's Charles Pic gets gearbox penalty". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Gutierrez and Chilton handed penalties for impeding". Formula1.com (Formula One Management). November 16, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Vergne penalised for Gutierrez clash". Crash.net (Crash Media Group). November 17, 2013. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  13. ^ "2013 United States Grand Prix Qualifying Results". Formula1.com (Formula One Management). November 16, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  14. ^ "2013 United States Grand Prix Race Results". Formula1.com (Formula One Management). November 17, 2013. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 

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