Formula 1 News

FP1 - Hamilton sets the early pace in Austin

Lewis Hamilton made a promising start to this weekend's race in the United States, topping the timesheet in FP1 on Friday, a quarter of a second ahead of Mercedes team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg. Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat was an impressive fourth, sandwiched by the McLarens of Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen, whilst Ferrari's Fernando Alonso finished in sixth

Pre-Austin analysis - Hamilton on Mansell, double points & more

If Lewis Hamilton can repeat his United States Grand Prix wins of 2007 (at Indianapolis) and 2012 (here at the inaugural Circuit of The Americas race), his 32nd career victory will make him the most successful British Formula One driver in history with a win more than Nigel Mansell. Hamilton admitted yesterday that his main focus is, of course, coming out on top of his intense battle for the world championship crown with Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg Q&A: I am ready to attack!

Nico Rosberg has had nearly three weeks to mull over the events of Russia, but rather than being downbeat about his first corner mistake, he has arrived in the United States determined to take the fight to world championship-leading Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton

Nico Rosberg Q&A: I am ready to attack!

Nico Rosberg has had nearly three weeks to mull over the events of Russia, but rather than being downbeat about his first corner mistake, he has arrived in the United States determined to take the fight to world championship-leading Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton

Exclusive Romain Grosjean Q&A: I want to be part of a 'big team'

The 2014 season has been a frustrating one for Romain Grosjean, with a pair of eighth places all he has to show for his efforts. But despite the fact that Lotus have secured Mercedes power for 2015, the Frenchman hasn't ruled out the possibility leaving the Enstone-based team next year, as he admits in this exclusive interview

Qualifying format revised due to Caterham and Marussia absence

Formula One racing will adopt a revised qualifying format for this weekend's 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin following the withdrawal of Caterham and Marussia from the event. Now, instead of the slowest six cars being eliminated from Q1 with six more following in Q2, the stewards have decided that the slowest four cars will exit in Q1, followed by another four in Q2. The top ten Q3 shootout will remain the same

Exclusive Esteban Gutierrez Q&A: I always see the positive side

There has been very little for Esteban Gutierrez to smile about in 2014. After scoring six points in his rookie season with Sauber in 2013, the Mexican has struggled to crack the top ten this year, thanks largely to the disappointing performance of the Ferrari-powered C33. But despite his troubles, Gutierrez remains positive, and as he tells us in this exclusive interview, he can't wait to race in front of a large contingent of Mexican fans this weekend in Austin

FIA Thursday press conference - United States

Drivers - Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber), Sergio Perez (Force India), Valtteri Bottas (Williams), Romain Grosjean (Lotus), Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) PRESS CONFERENCE

Bianchi remains critical but stable, to stay in Japan

Jules Bianchi remains in a critical but stable condition four weeks after his accident in Japan, Marussia have confirmed. The team added that Bianchi will remain in the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi, Japan, and that doctors are taking things 'step by step'

United States preview - a must-win race for Rosberg?

Austin plays host to the 17th round of the 2014 Formula One World Championship this weekend, and it could be a critical showdown for title hopefuls Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. It is Hamilton who arrives with the momentum, having won the last four Grands Prix and having triumphed in Texas in 2012. Rosberg, meanwhile, has slipped 17 points behind his Mercedes team mate and - with three races left - needs to return to winning ways

Ferrari impressed by Ocon after Fiorano test

Ferrari said they were impressed by Esteban Ocon's speed and competence after handing the 18-year-old a test in their 2010 F10 car around Fiorano on Wednesday. The run was part of Ocon's prize for winning this year's FIA Formula Three Championship in his rookie season

FIA press conference schedule - United States

Mercedes' championship leader Lewis Hamilton, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo - the only man to have beaten the Silver Arrows to victory this season - and the Mexican duo of Sergio Perez and Esteban Gutierrez will be among the six drivers in the official FIA press conference in Austin on Thursday

Moments in time - United States special

Believe it or not, the Circuit of The Americas in Austin is the tenth US venue to have hosted a round of the Formula One world championship. In this special edition of our regular 'Moments in time' series - which explores the history of Grands Prix through selected iconic images - we take a look at each of them in turn

Ferrari to trial 2015 developments in the USA and Brazil

Ferrari will trial a range of 2015 solutions at the forthcoming races in Austin and Sao Paulo after identifying the exact areas in which they need to improve relative to their Formula One rivals. The team have set "strong targets" for their development work, and will test new development parts in a bid to overcome what has been a considerable performance deficit to Mercedes this season

Renault 'nervous' about Austin challenge

Renault admit they are wary about the stresses that Austin will place on their Formula One power units, particularly as reliability has become a chief priority over the final three Grands Prix. Given the high mileage already accrued over the first 16 races of the 2014 season, and the blend of high-speed sections and tighter, more technical corners, Renault say they face a busy weekend in the US trying to prevent any complications or failures

Long Beach '77 - Andretti's unique home victory

Despite the fact that there have been some 53 world championship Formula One races on US soil, only one American has triumphed at home - Mario Andretti. On the eve of the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix we remember Andretti's famous 1977 triumph at Long Beach, a race which proved beyond doubt the value of pushing all the way to the chequered flag

Marussia and Caterham set to miss Austin round

Marussia and Caterham look unlikely to compete in this weekend's 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, as both teams seek solutions to their ongoing financial issues, the former having gone into administration on Monday. Administrators for Marussia, FRP Advisory LLP, say the team will continue to operate while they assess the longer-term viability of the company, and that Marussia's participation in the season's remaining rounds

Vital Statistics - the United States Grand Prix

Did you know that 10 different circuits in the United States have staged an F1 world championship round - but only six of those have hosted a US Grand Prix? Or that seven drivers in the current field have led at least one lap on American soil, but only two - Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel - have actually won? Ahead of this weekend's 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, we present the key facts, stats and trivia

Lotus and Grosjean close to completing 2015 deal

Lotus have revealed that they are near to reaching an agreement with Romain Grosjean that will see the Frenchman stay on as Pastor Maldonado's team mate in 2015. Grosjean, who has endured a frustrating 2014 campaign, finishing in the points on just two occasions, has spent his entire F1 career with the Enstone-based team

United States preview quotes - Red Bull and Lotus on Austin

Round 17 of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship sees the teams and drivers head across the Atlantic to the much-lauded Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. As the season builds towards its climax, those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix discuss their prospects for the weekend ahead