F1 Championship - Round 18 - U.S.A Grand Prix

happy_eagle

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Don't expect much excitement around this one in Australia, given the time difference. Shame because the Circuit of the America's is a great circuit.

Vettel has a 3 place grid penalty for not slowing down for Red Flags, which means that Hamilton will surely claim a 5th world title in Austin this weekend. Vettel needs to place in the Top 2 if Hamilton wins to be mathematically in the championship, but in reality this was decided weeks ago when Ferrari stuffed up a front row lockout at Monza.

Race details for those that don't sleep

Qualifying: 8am EST (5AM WST) - Late qualifying in Austin (4PM local time).
Race - 5am EST (2AM WST)


There will be plenty of rain which could make things interesting, but could also make overtaking more difficult and less likely.
Qualifying Results
 

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happy_eagle

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Max was unlucky given the number of cars that were going wide around that part of the circuit.
Lewis had all 4 wheels off the track in his pole lap. Wish they were stricter on that
 

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Acinath

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Would have liked to have seen it on replay. Don’t know how you can go from 18th to 9th in a lap (unless it’s a video game!).
Remember 4 seperate cars had collisions on the first lap, and Vettel spun. That’s 5 without even doing anything.
 

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