U.S. Grand Prix: Full coverage

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A round-up of all the action from the U.S. Grand Prix, where Lewis Hamilton is within touching distance of a fourth Formula One drivers' title. Mercedes can also wrap up a fourth straight constructors' championship in Austin. Follow all the action across the weekend with us here to find out.


Report: Hamilton closes in on fourth world championship
Lewis Hamilton has one hand on the 2017 world championship trophy after he beat title rival Sebastian Vettel to victory in a compelling U.S. Grand Prix.

Story of the Race: Let's get ready to grumble
ESPN rounds up the major talking points from a thrilling U.S. Grand Prix.

Lauda: Max decision the worst I've ever seen in F1
Mercedes chairman Niki Lauda has labelled the decision to penalise Max Verstappen at the U.S. Grand Prix as the worst ruling he has ever seen in Formula One.

Verstappen says 'idiot' stewards risk killing F1
Max Verstappen says there is always "one idiot steward" who makes decisions against him after Formula One races.

Red Bull slams 'unbelievably harsh' Verstappen penalty
Red Bull boss Christian Horner has slammed the FIA's decision to strip Max Verstappen of a U.S. Grand Prix podium, calling it "unbelievably harsh" and "bad judgement".

Mercedes claims fourth F1 constructors' championship in Austin
Mercedes has won its fourth consecutive Formula One constructors' championship with three races to spare in 2017 following Lewis Hamilton's victory at the U.S. Grand Prix.

Alonso: Hamilton a more worthy four-time champion than Vettel
Fernando Alonso is happy with the notion of Lewis Hamilton being a four-time world champion like Sebastian Vettel as he feels the Mercedes driver deserves it more.


Hamilton beats Vettel to Austin pole
Lewis Hamilton took another step towards a fourth world title by securing pole position for Sunday's United States Grand Prix ahead of championship rival Sebastian Vettel.

Story of qualifying: Hamilton, Vettel give reminder of what title fight could have been
Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel locked out the front row of the grid in Austin -- a result which would have been more tantilising for Sunday's race without Ferrari's recent spate of crushing misfortune which has swung the championship out of its grasp. Here's a look at what else went down in qualifying.

Who said what after qualifying for the 2017 U.S. Grand Prix
ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the Austin paddock following qualifying for the 2017 U.S. Grand Prix.

Magnussen gets penalty for Perez block
Kevin Magnussen has been handed a three-place grid penalty for blocking Sergio Perez in Q1, something Haas says was caused by a miscommunication from its pit wall.

Hamilton not backing off in 'game of chess' with Vettel
Despite being on the cusp of victory in his chess match with Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton insists he will battle for the race win as normal after beating the Ferrari driver to pole for the U.S. Grand Prix.

Bottas blames brakes for Austin qualifying troubles
Valtteri Bottas believes the 0.478s gap to Mercedes teammate and polesitter Lewis Hamilton was mainly down to struggles in the final sector of the lap.

Vettel: I could have qualified sixth without final lap
Sebastian Vettel said he would have been starting from sixth, not second, without delivering under pressure with his final attempt in Q3.

Verstappen 'angry' after U.S. Grand Prix qualifying
Max Verstappen was left angry with himself after two mistakes in qualifying for the U.S. Grand Prix saw him fail to extract the full potential from his Red Bull.

Final Practice

Hamilton and Vettel split by 0.092s in final practice at COTA
Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in final practice at the U.S. Grand Prix, completing a clean sweep of all three practice sessions at the Circuit of the Americas ahead of qualifying.

Ricciardo exclusive: I want to partner Hamilton in his prime
ESPN caught up with the Australian in Austin to talk about why he feels more comfortable than ever now his destiny is in his own hands.

Verstappen handed engine penalty in Austin
Max Verstappen will drop 15 places from wherever he qualifies at the U.S. Grand Prix due to an engine penalty.

How COTA is bringing entertainment to F1 fans for 2017
Since its launch in 2012, the Circuit of the Americas has become one of the F1 circus' favourite grand prix destinations. Not only has the track itself delivered a series of great races in its short tenure, but the city of Austin is one that knows how to have a good time -- and wants you to have one too.

Gasly's Super Formula title hopes ended by typhoon
Red Bull Formula One junior Pierre Gasly has missed out on winning the 2017 Super Formula title after the final two races at Suzuka were cancelled due to a typhoon threat.

Friday Practice

FP2 Report: Hamilton remains on top in second practice in Austin
Lewis Hamilton dominated Friday practice at the U.S. Grand Prix, with the fastest times in both sessions and a 0.4s margin over his nearest rival by the end of the day.

FP1 Report: Hamilton sets ominous early pace in Austin
Lewis Hamilton put down an immediate marker to his U.S. Grand Prix rivals with a time half a second quicker than Sebastian Vettel in opening practice.

Who said what after Friday practice for the 2017 U.S. Grand Prix
ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the Austin paddock following Friday practice for the 2017 U.S. Grand Prix.

Verstappen extends Red Bull deal to 2020
Red Bull has signed a contract extension with Max Verstappen, keeping him at the Formula One team until the end of the 2020 season.

Hartley hit with engine penalty on F1 debut
Toro Rosso driver Brendon Hartley will receive a grid penalty on his Formula One debut after his team changed his car's power unit ahead of the race.

Hamilton sees Red Bull as main rival in Austin
After the opening practice sessions at the Circuit of the Americas, Lewis Hamilton believes Red Bull is a bigger threat than Ferrari at this weekend's U.S. Grand Prix.

Marko: Verstappen extension shows he trusts Red Bull
After confirming the extension of Max Verstappen's contract, Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko says it was imperative for the team to tie at least one of its drivers down beyond 2018.

Vettel: The car is quick so we don't need to worry
Sebastian Vettel believes his Ferrari will be quick at this weekend's U.S. Grand Prix despite a series of problems during Friday practice.

'Too early' to discuss Red Bull extension, says Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo is in no rush to discuss his future with Red Bull despite seeing teammate Max Verstappen sign an extension to 2020.

Build up

The best of the reaction from Thursday's media sessions...

Alonso to remain at McLaren for 2018
McLaren has confirmed Fernando Alonso will remain at the team for the 2018 Formula One season.

Alonso had doubts about continuing in F1
Fernando Alonso was considering quitting Formula One at the end of this year before convincing himself to sign a new multi-year deal with McLaren.

Vettel: Ferrari needs long-term solutions to 2017 issues
Sebastian Vettel thinks it would be "completely wrong" for Ferrari to panic after the setbacks which have derailed his 2017 title bid but says the team must work to ensure they do not spill over into future campaigns.

Hamilton has no plans to take a knee during U.S. anthem
Though he insists he has no plans to stage a protest during the U.S. Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton says America's turbulent political climate gives him more motivation to win than the fact he could secure the title this weekend.

Kvyat: Austin a chance to rectify 2017 errors
After sitting out the previous two races in Malaysia and Japan, Daniil Kvyat believes this weekend's U.S. Grand Prix is a perfect opportunity to demonstrate that he has the talent to remain in Formula One beyond this season.

Hartley reveals Helmut Marko talks ahead of F1 debut
Formula One debutant Brendon Hartley says a bold remark to Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko helped plant a seed which eventually led to his opportunity with Toro Rosso at this weekend's U.S. Grand Prix.

Brown: 2018 a critical year for McLaren
McLaren executive director Zak Brown says 2018 will be a critical year for the future of the team as it makes the switch from Honda power to Renault.

English teen Callum Ilott joins Ferrari academy
Britain's Callum Ilott has joined the Ferrari Driver Academy after impressing in the European Formula 3 championship this season.


U.S. Grand Prix: How two F1 championships can be won in Austin
Mercedes could walk away from Austin with both of the 2017 championships wrapped up. Below we explain the permutations required for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes at the Circuit of the Americas.

Your alternative U.S. Grand Prix preview
The F1 paddock is full of intriguing storylines worthy of your attention this weekend. We've rounded up a collection of some of the best below.

'Bigger, broader, better': Chase Carey on F1 in the U.S
ESPN F1's Laurence Edmondson sits down with Liberty Media's Chase Carey to discuss F1's future and potential in the U.S.

Ten years on: An opportunity lost for F1 at Indianapolis
Maurice Hamilton looks back at F1's time at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway


Was Verstappen wrongfully penalised in Austin?
Jonathan Legard discusses whether Max Verstappen was correctly penalised and stripped of a podium finish for overtaking Kimi Raikkonen in Austin.

Did mistakes cost Ferrari in Austin?
ESPN's Jonathan Legard shares his thoughts on what went wrong for Ferrari in Austin to allow Lewis Hamilton to edge closer to a fourth drivers' championship.

Hamilton edges closer to a fourth world title
ESPN's Jonathan Legard reviews how Lewis Hamilton took a step closer to winning the drivers' championship by winning the 2017 US Grand Prix in Austin.

Can Mercedes be stopped in 2018?
ESPN's Jonathan Legard discusses how he believes Mercedes have managed to dominate the constructors championship in the past five seasons in F1.

Social Story of the U.S. Grand Prix
Check out all of the reaction on social media from the US Grand Prix in Austin.

The USA Grand Prix's journey to Austin From Las Vegas to Austin
Maurice Hamilton looks back on the history of the USA Grand Prix.

Will Hartley keep his Toro Rosso seat?
Brendon Hartley has secured a Toro Rosso seat for the US Grand Prix, but will he keep it beyond that?

Can Sainz top Hulkenberg on his Renault debut?
Jennie Gow and Maurice Hamilton explain why the arrival of Carlos Sainz at Renault means more pressure on Nico Hulkenberg.

How can F1 be more accessible in the USA?
Jennie Gow and Maurice Hamilton discuss how Formula 1 can do more to attract a U.S. based audience.

What can we expect from the U.S. Grand Prix?
ESPN's Jennie Gow and Maurice Hamilton preview the US Grand Prix and Lewis Hamilton's chances of clinching the drivers' championship.

Can anything stop Hamilton in Austin?
Nate Saunders and Laurence Edmondson discuss if there is anything that can stop Lewis Hamilton from picking up his fourth Drivers' Championship in the USA.

Hamilton on the verge of fourth title
Jennie Gow reports from Austin ahead of the race that could seal Lewis Hamilton's fourth drivers' championship.

The story of the Formula One season so far
As Lewis Hamilton closes in on a fourth drivers' title in Austin, take a look back at the F1 season so far.

Carpooling with Valtteri Bottas
Laurence Edmondson joins Valtteri Bottas on his journey to the Circuit of the Americas and discusses his career, his future and his relationship with team mate Lewis Hamilton.