2013 United States Grand Prix
|Race 18 of 19 in the 2013 Formula One season|
|Date||November 17, 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)
|Driver||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault|
|Driver||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault|
|Time||1:39.856 on lap 54|
|First||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault|
|Third||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.
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. 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.
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.
Jenson Button was given a three-place grid penalty for the race, after overtaking under red flags during the opening practice session. Charles Pic was given a five-place penalty for the race after Caterham changed the gearbox in his car.
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.
|1||1||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||1:38.516||1:37.065||1:36.338||1|
|2||2||Mark Webber||Red Bull-Renault||1:38.161||1:37.312||1:36.441||2|
|11||19||Daniel Ricciardo||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||1:38.882||1:38.131||10|
|12||14||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||1:38.894||1:38.139||11|
|16||18||Jean-Éric Vergne||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||1:38.880||1:41.696||14|
|17||15||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||1:39.250||16|
|19||21||Giedo van der Garde||Caterham-Renault||1:40.491||18|
|107% time: 1:44.668|
- ^1 – Esteban Gutiérrez qualified tenth, but was given a ten-place grid penalty for the race after blocking Pastor Maldonado during qualifying.
- ^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.
- ^3 – Charles Pic qualified twenty-first, but was given a five-place penalty for the race after a gearbox change.
Standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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