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US Grand Prix 2014

Fastest Lap Vettel
Best Race Team Mercedes
Best Quali Team Mercedes

3 DNF's of 18 starters
Pole: Nico Rosberg
Lights to flag? Nope!
18th to 7th11Most Places Gained:
Sebastian Vettel
Female/Male Ratio 0:18, Nationalities: 11, Main Nationalities: Germany with 4 drivers, Average Driver Age: 28, Oldest Driver: 35, Youngest Driver: 20

Race Results

11stL. Hamilton25
12ndN. Rosberg18
23rdD. Ricciardo15
-4thF. Massa12
25thV. Bottas10
-6thF. Alonso8
117thS. Vettel6 ()
18thK. Magnussen4
19thP. Maldonado2
410thJ. Vergne1
511thR. Grosjean
-12thJ. Button
513thK. Räikkönen
114thE. Gutiérrez
215thD. Kvyat
3DNFN. HulkenbergMechanical
6DNFS. PerezAccident
9DNFA. SutilAccident

* indicates fastest lap

An impressive purpose built circuit as the US made it’s bid to get Formula One back onto home soil. With three distinct sections the ‘Circuit of the Americas’ draws inspiration from some of the most famous circuits in the world.

On the grid drivers are faced with a steep climb to turn one before winding left-right-left sections in sector one hark to Silverstone’s own Maggots & Becketts section. A complex series of turns reminiscent of Abu-Dhabi leads into a long sweeping multi apex corner reminiscent of Turn 8 in Istanbul.

Whilst the racing itself has had tough criticism with cars often forced to run single file it’s a true test of the drivers which ultimately forces it’s own entertainment.