2018 U.S. Grand Prix Weekend Information

2018 U.S. Grand Prix Weekend Information

🇺🇸 THE 2018 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX

Round 18. 19th – 21st October.

994th F1 Grand Prix | 48th U.S. Grand Prix | 7th Grand Prix at COTA

2017 POLESITTER: LEWIS HAMILTON | 2017 WINNER: LEWIS HAMILTON


  WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday 19th October
Free Practice 1 (10am Local Time/ 4pm UK Time)
Free Practice 2 (2pm Local Time/ 8pm UK Time)

Saturday 20th October
Free Practice 3 (1pm Local Time/ 7pm UK Time)
Qualifying (4pm Local Time/ 10pm UK Time)

Sunday 21st October
The 2018 United States Grand Prix (1:10pm Local Time/ 7:10pm UK Time)


Stats and Facts

  • Lewis Hamilton has won every race here, except one. The 2013 running of the race was won by Sebastian Vettel.
  • Hamilton hasn’t been as dominant on Saturdays here, though. The record number of poles here is two, with Hamilton, Vettel and Nico Rosberg all tied on that number. No one else has taken pole here. 
  • Mercedes have won at this track in every season since 2014. They have the most wins of any team at COTA, with four, while McLaren and Red Bull have each had one victory at this track.

Find more track facts in the Ultimate Guide to the Circuit of the Americas!


🇺🇸 Local Heroes

There are no U.S. F1 drivers on the current grid, but there is an American team – Haas. Haas have scored just one point here in the past. Romain Grosjean finished tenth for the team at the 2016 U.S. Grand Prix.


  Press Conference Schedules

The Drivers’ Press Conference will take place on Thursday 18th October. The drivers appearing in front of the media will be:

Fernando Alonso
Romain Grosjean
Lewis Hamilton
Daniel Ricciardo

The Team Principals’ Press Conference will take place shortly before Free Practice 2. Appearing in front of the media will be:

Maurizio Arrivabene 
Zak Brown
Gene Haas
Claire Williams

  Driver Steward

Each weekend a former Formula One driver, or a driver from another prominent series of motorsport, joins the stewards to help judge any incidents from a drivers’ perspective. The Driver Steward for the 2018 U.S. Grand Prix is Derek Warwick.


  Weather Forecast

The weather forecast for the week ahead at COTA currently looks like this:


  Fastest Ever Lap

1:33.108

The fastest ever lap of the circuit was set by Lewis Hamilton in 2017. Will it be beaten over the 2018 U.S. Grand Prix weekend?


  Tyre Choices

Pirelli have announced that Ultrasoft, Supersoft and Soft tyres will be available for the U.S. Grand Prix.

Each driver’s choice of tyre can be seen below:

 


  2017 Fastest Lap in each Session

The table below shows the fastest lap set in each session of the 2017 U.S. Grand Prix weekend:

Free Practice 1 1:36.335 (Lewis Hamilton)
Free Practice 2 1:34.668 (Lewis Hamilton)
Free Practice 3 1:34.478 (Lewis Hamilton)
Qualifying 1:33.108 (Lewis Hamilton)
Grand Prix 1:37.766 (Sebastian Vettel)