#1 F1 GP USA 2017 by Jalumi 20.10.2017 18:55

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Like we had in Japan with Luviceman we have for this GP Sonny as lucky charm on site
He had yesterday a walk in the pitlane and saw Kimis car

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#2 RE: F1 GP USA 2017 by Jalumi 20.10.2017 19:03

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Here the classification from FP1. If you don´t follow the news you may be wondering over some names. Palmer is gone and Sainz replace him in Renault. Gasly who replaced Kvyat is now replaced from Brandon Hartley. Gasly has a race in the other series he is running. And in the free Sainz cockpit is now Kvyat What a chaos.
Oh, and of course in FP1 some 3rd drivers sat in the cars. (Gelael, Leclerc)

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#3 RE: F1 GP USA 2017 by Jalumi 20.10.2017 19:06

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Raikkonen: I don't care what others think of my driving

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen says he is happy with the way he has driven this season and he does not care what other people think.

While Sebastian Vettel emerged as a genuine contender for the drivers' world championship, Raikkonen has failed to match his team-mate's exploits so far this season.

Raikkonen, who will stay on with Ferrari for 2018, is fifth in the drivers' championship 99 points adrift of second-placed Vettel and has scored just four podiums to his team-mate's 10.

"My driving has not been too bad in my view," said Raikkonen. "What other people think, I don't care. I know what I can do. Some days are easier than others for many reasons.

"I wouldn't been here if I didn't feel I could drive well and fast and be where I feel I should be."

But Raikkonen conceded the results do not necessarily back up his view.

"If you look purely at the points, I'm far from where I want to be but that's a combination of many things," he said.

"When it comes down to the team and the people I work most closely with, I'm very happy. But as a team, we always want to improve and that's every day.

"It doesn't matter which team you go to, there isn't a single team that isn't interested in improving things.

"Even if you win and get a one-two, there are always things you can improve. It's a never ending story, especially in this sport but in many sports.

"It's been a far from ideal year but that's how it goes. We try to finish it well and then turn the page, start from zero and go from there."

Ferrari has lost a haul of points in the last three races, owing to a first lap crash involving both its cars in Singapore and reliability woes in Malaysia and Japan.

Raikkonen refused to get downbeat about the situation, despite the results hampering his chances of overhauling Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, who he trails by 44 points, in the drivers' standings.

"We try to do our best all the time," he said. "We have to understand and fix the issues but that is part of F1.

"It's not the first time unfortunately and it will not be the last time. That's part of F1. We're all together and try to do better always."


https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/raikk...e-think-967663/

#4 RE: F1 GP USA 2017 by jpp47 20.10.2017 20:23

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Just wishing a Good race and Some more points forum his counter 👍👍

#5 RE: F1 GP USA 2017 by Jalumi 21.10.2017 08:43

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Some problems for Ferrari I hope for a better saturday and sunday

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#6 RE: F1 GP USA 2017 by jpp47 22.10.2017 01:30

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Lewis Hamilton claimed his 72nd Formula 1 pole position with a dominant performance in qualifying for the United States Grand Prix.

The Mercedes driver was fastest in all three segments of qualifying, ending up 0.239s clear of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.

This was despite a poor final sector on his Hamilton's second Q3 run preventing him from improving, meaning the 1m33.108s he set on his first attempt was good enough for pole.

Vettel was only fourth on the first runs in Q3, but he hooked up a strong second lap to jump ahead of the second Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas, who also lost time in the final sector and did not improve on his first run time.

Daniel Ricciardo was fourth fastest thanks to setting his laptime before Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, the duo setting identical marks of 1m33.577s.

Max Verstappen, who has a 15-place grid penalty, was sixth fastest and is the only driver from the top 10 in qualifying who will start on super-softs rather than ultra-softs having used the slower Pirelli compound to set his Q2 time.

Esteban Ocon was seventh fastest, a second off Verstappen, while Carlos Sainz Jr completed only one run in Q3 thanks to only having one set of fresh ultra-softs, ending up eighth.

Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez - who only had used tyres for his first Q3 run - rounded out the top 10.

Felipe Massa was eliminated in Q2 after a late improvement from Perez, missing out by less than half-a-tenth and ending up 11th.

Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat was 12th ahead of Stoffel Vandoorne, who has a five-place grid penalty thanks to the upgraded Honda V6 engine that was introduced at the start of the weekend, and Romain Grosjean.

Nico Hulkenberg ended qualifying 15th having opted not to run in Q2 for what the team described as "strategic" reasons because of his 20-place grid penalty for engine component changes.

Sauber's Marcus Ericsson was the quickest of the drivers to be eliminated in Q1, missing out thanks to being just seven-thousandths slower than Grosjean.

That put him ahead of Lance Stroll, who complained over the radio of a deployment problem on his final run that he subsequently said cost him eight-tenths on the back straight.

The Williams driver is also being investigated by stewards for impeding Grosjean, having jinked to his right and off the track while the Haas driver was attempting to go around the outside of him near the end of the lap.

Toro Rosso debutant Brendon Hartley, who has a 25-place grid penalty, was 18th fastest having briefly lifted himself out of the dropzone early in the final-run flurry before being shuffled back.

The New Zealander was ultimately only 0.054s off a place in Q2, having lapped eighth-tenths slower than team-mate Kvyat's Q1 time.

Pascal Wehrlein was 19th for Sauber, with Kevin Magnussen slowest for Haas.

Magnussen is also being investigated by stewards for impeding Perez through Turns 13/14.

US GP starting grid

POS DRIVER CAR TIME GAP
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m33.108s -
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m33.347s 0.239s
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1m33.568s 0.460s
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m33.577s 0.469s
5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m33.577s 0.469s
6 Esteban Ocon Force India/Mercedes 1m34.647s 1.539s
7 Carlos Sainz Renault 1m34.852s 1.744s
8 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m35.007s 1.899s
9 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m35.148s 2.040s
10 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m35.155s 2.047s
11 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Renault 1m35.529s 2.421s
12 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1m35.870s 2.762s
13 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m36.842s 3.734s
14 Lance Stroll Williams/Mercedes 1m36.868s 3.760s
15 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren/Honda 1m35.641s 2.533s
16 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber/Ferrari 1m37.179s 4.071s
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1m37.394s 4.286s
18 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault 1m33.658s 0.550s
19 Nico Hulkenberg Renault - -
20 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso/Renault 1m36.889s 3.781s

#7 RE: F1 GP USA 2017 by Jalumi 22.10.2017 07:41

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#8 RE: F1 GP USA 2017 by Olga 22.10.2017 17:10

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he looks tired....hope for a good race!!!

#9 RE: F1 GP USA 2017 by Jalumi 22.10.2017 20:46

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Long season for the boy
Some pictures from today!

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#10 RE: F1 GP USA 2017 by jpp47 22.10.2017 23:04

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Kimi 3rd behind Lewis and Seb respectively 1st and second

#11 RE: F1 GP USA 2017 by Bradamante 22.10.2017 23:05

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The more I see some clowns on the podium, the more I respect Kimi.
Proud of him, great race. The face of Verstappen at the end was priceless.

#12 RE: F1 GP USA 2017 by jpp47 24.10.2017 20:34

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Agree with you 😆

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