Mercedes have won five of the ten COTA races, while Red Bull have seen both cars finish the race here only five times. Here’s everything you need to know about each team’s history at the United States Grand Prix!
WINS: 3, POLES: 3, PODIUMS: 10 | 2022 RESULT: VERSTAPPEN 1st, SERGIO PEREZ 4th
Max Verstappen has won the United States Grand Prix in each of the last two seasons. Red Bull’s tally of wins at the circuit now stands at three, having also won in Texas with Sebastian Vettel in 2013. Sergio Perez also finished on the podium in 2021, making it the first time since 2013 that both Red Bull drivers finished in the top three at the circuit.
In addition to 2013 and 2021, 2014, 2019 and 2022 are the only other years in which both Red Bull drivers have finished the race here. Red Bull could boast podium finishes in all of the last six races here, had Verstappen not picked up a five second time penalty for corner cutting in 2017.
Sebastian Vettel’s Q1 exit in 2014 and Max Verstappen’s Q2 exit in 2018 are the only occasions on which a Red Bull driver has failed to reach the final part of qualifying at COTA. Max Verstappen took the team’s first pole here since 2013 in 2021, while Sergio Perez made it the third time that both Red Bull drivers qualified in the top three at the circuit. 2013 is the only year that the team have locked out the front row at the United States Grand Prix.
WINS: 1, POLES: 1, PODIUMS: 6 | 2022 RESULT: LECLERC 3rd, SAINZ DNF
In 2018, Kimi Raikkonen scored Ferrari’s first victory in Texas. The team have appeared on the podium in five races at Circuit of The Americas, with 2017 being the only time that both drivers have appeared in the top three.
While Ferrari have scored on every visit here so far, they’ve also recorded four DNFs – two for Raikkonen in 2015 and 2016, one for Sebastian Vettel in 2019 and their latest for Carlos Sainz in 2022.
Sainz’s retirement on the first lap in 2022 was particularly disappointing, as he had recorded the team’s first pole position at COTA. Charles Leclerc set the second fastest time, but the team did not lock-out the front row as Leclerc carried a ten-place penalty.
Felipe Massa’s Q2 exit in 2013, where he qualified down in 15th, is the only time a Ferrari driver has failed to reach the final part of qualifying at this track. Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen provided Ferrari with three front row starts at the United States Grand Prix in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Every Ferrari entry at the United States Grand Prix since 2016 has qualified in the top six.
WINS: 6, POLES: 6, PODIUMS: 12 | 2022 RESULT: HAMILTON 2nd, RUSSELL 5th
Mercedes have won five of the last eight United States Grand Prix and hold the record for the most wins at COTA. 2018 marked the end of a four-year streak of wins for Mercedes in Austin. Aside from the first race at the track in 2012, Mercedes have scored in every season here, and have had at least one of their cars finish on the podium in all of the last eight races.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg took 1-2 finishes in 2014, 2015 and 2016, while Valtteri Bottas and Hamilton took a 1-2 finish in 2019. The team are yet to record a non-finish at the circuit, and are the only current team with a 100% finish rate in Texas. Michael Schumacher’s 16th position in 2012 is their worst finish to date.
2021 was the first time since the start of the hybrid era that Mercedes failed to take pole at the United States Grand Prix, while 2022 was the first time since 2013 that neither driver qualified on the front row.
Mercedes locked out the front row in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Nico Rosberg’s Q2 exits in 2012 and 2013 are the only occasions on which a Mercedes driver has failed to reach the final part of qualifying at this track. Rosberg’s 17th place in qualifying in 2012 remains their worst Saturday performance to date.
WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 1* | 2022 RESULT: ALONSO 7th, OCON 11th
Alpine’s first appearance at Circuit of The Americas did not go to plan in 2021, with both drivers retiring from the race. It was the Enstone team’s first double DNF at the venue, having previously recorded only two retirements here, for Romain Grosjean in 2015 and Nico Hulkenberg in 2017.
The team recovered last year, with Fernando Alonso finishing seventh – despite ramming into the back of Lance Stroll’s Aston Martin during the race.
The team has recorded one podium here, thanks to Grosjean finishing as runner-up in the team’s Lotus guise in 2013. 2012, 2018 and 2019 are the only seasons where both of the team’s drivers have finished in the points.
For the first time since 2016, neither of the Enstone team’s drivers reached Q3 at the United States Grand Prix in 2021. Both Lotus cars reached Q3 in the first two United States Grand Prix to be held at COTA. Romain Grosjean recorded the team’ best qualifying result at the track with third in 2013. That was the team’s last Q3 appearance until Carlos Sainz secured eighth place on his Renault debut in 2017.
The team has recorded three Q1 exits at the United States Grand Prix: Romain Grosjean with Lotus in 2014, Kevin Magnussen with Renault in 2016 and Esteban Ocon with Alpine in 2022.
WINS: 1, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 1 | 2022 RESULT: NORRIS 6th, RICCIARDO 16th
Lewis Hamilton’s win at the inaugural Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas in 2012 remains McLaren’s only victory, and only podium finish, so far at the track. In 2019 McLaren recorded their first points at the track since 2016, finishing with both drivers in the top ten for the fourth time at the circuit. They did the same in 2021, with Daniel Ricciardo finishing fifth and Lando Norris eighth. Norris scored again last year, finishing sixth.
Fernando Alonso has recorded McLaren’s only non-finishes at the circuit, retiring in both 2017 and 2018.
McLaren have reached Q3 with both drivers on only three occasions – in 2014, 2019 and 2021. Each time they have done so, their drivers have qualified seventh and eighth. Lewis Hamilton recorded McLaren’s best qualifying result here so far in 2012 with second place. It’s the team’s only top six qualification at the venue.
McLaren suffered their only double Q1 elimination so far at the track in 2018. Before that, Jenson Button’s Q1 exit in 2016 is the only other time one of the team’s cars has been eliminated in Q1. Daniel Ricciardo recorded the team’s fourth Q1 exit at the venue in 2022.
WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 0 | 2022 RESULT: ZHOU 12th, BOTTAS DNF
In the last six COTA races, the former Sauber team have scored only one point at the United States Grand Prix. That point is courtesy of Marcus Ericsson, who finished tenth in 2018. Their best finish here came in 2013, when Nico Hulkenberg finished in sixth, while their only other points-scoring race at the track came courtesy of Felipe Nasr, who came home ninth in 2015.
The teams has recorded five retirements in total at the circuit; their most recent being for Valtteri Bottas in 2022.
Nico Hulkenberg’s fourth place in qualifying for the 2013 United States Grand Prix was a rare high point for Sauber at this circuit. That season is the only time where both Sauber drivers have qualified in the top ten at this track, while Adrian Sutil, Charles Leclerc and Valtteri Bottas have recorded the team’s only other Q3 appearances here in 2014, 2018 and 2022 respectively.
2022 was the first time since 2013 that neither of the team’s drivers was eliminated in Q1 at the United States Grand Prix.
WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 0 | 2022 RESULT: VETTEL 8th, STROLL DNF
The Silverstone-based team have scored points in all of the last seven United States Grand Prix. Despite this, the team have one of the highest non-finish rates at the track. They retired with one car four races in a row between 2013 and 2016, while 2014 saw both Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg retire. The team’s best finish here is Sergio Perez’s fifth place in 2015.
Neither Racing Point in 2019 nor Aston Martin in 2021 reached Q3 at the United States Grand Prix, but Lance Stroll qualified seventh in 2022. Before that, the team last reached Q3 here in 2018, when Esteban Ocon equalled the outfit’s best qualifying result at the circuit with sixth place. Sergio Perez also qualified sixth in 2015.
2015, 2016 and 2017 are the only times that both of the team’s cars have reached Q3 at the circuit. Since 2014, Stroll is the only driver to record a Q1 exit with the team at COTA.
WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 0 | 2022 RESULT: MAGNUSSEN 9th, SCHUMACHER 15th
Kevin Magnussen finished ninth in the 2022 United States Grand Prix, recording Haas’ best-ever result at their home event. Romain Grosjean’s tenth place at COTA in 2016 is Haas’ only other points-scoring race so far at their home event.
2017, 2021 and 2022 are the only times that both Haas cars have reached the end of the United States Grand Prix. In 2018, Magnussen finished ninth; but the Dane would later lose this position following a disqualification for using more than the allowed amount of fuel.
2018 is the only season in which a Haas driver has reached Q3 at the United States Grand Prix, with Romain Grosjean qualifying in eighth. It was also the first year where neither Haas car was eliminated in the first part of qualifying. The team locked out the back row in qualifying for the 2021 event, through they gained positions on the final grid thanks to penalties for other drivers. Both drivers were out in Q1 once again in 2022.
WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 0 | 2022 RESULT: TSUNODA 10th, GASLY 14th
The Red Bull junior team have scored points in all but one of the last eight United States Grand Prix. 2015 was their best result so far in Texas, with both drivers finishing in the points and Max Verstappen finishing fourth. Pierre Gasly recorded the team’s second retirement here in 2021. Their only other non-finish at COTA was for Jean Eric-Vergne in the first race at the track in 2012.
For the first time, both of the Red Bull junior team’s drivers appeared in Q3 at the United States Grand Prix in 2021. Before 2021, Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz and Pierre Gasly were the only Toro Rosso drivers to reach the final part of qualifying here, all qualifying in tenth in 2015, 2016 and 2019 respectively. Gasly went one better in 2021, qualifying ninth.
The team have only had four Q1 exits here, including in 2015 when Sainz failed to set a time. Their last Q1 exit was in 2017, when Brendon Hartley made his Formula 1 debut with the team. Both drivers were out in Q2 in 2022.
WINS: 0, POLES: 0, PODIUMS: 0 | 2022 RESULT: ALBON 13th, LATIFI 17th
Williams have failed to score on their last four United States Grand Prix appearances. 2015 is the only other year that the team have left Circuit of The Americas point-less. Felipe Massa’s fourth place in 2014 is the team’s best result so far at the circuit, and 2014 is one of only two seasons, along with 2012, in which both Williams cars have scored in a race at the Texas track.
The 2015 race resulted in Williams’ only double DNF here so far, while Robert Kubica recorded the team’s third retirement at the track in 2019.
Valtteri Bottas’ third place in qualifying here in 2014 marks the team’s best qualifying performance so far, with their cars locking-out the second row of the grid. 2016 saw both Williams reach the final part of qualifying for only the second time at the circuit, but they have not appeared in the top ten since. While both Williams cars were eliminated in Q1 in Texas in 2018 and 2019, George Russell reached Q2 here in 2021, as did Alex Albon in 2022.