Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the United States Grand Prix weekend.
The shape of things to come? Lotus tested a new nose similar to the one it will use in 2015.
Something else we’ll get used to seeing next year: Max Verstappen in a Toro Rosso. The identity of his team mate is yet to be confirmed.
The run-off areas at the Circuit of the Americas have always been decorated with suitably patriotic stars to go along with the stripes. But on F1’s previous visits to the track Formula One Management ordered the stars be removed, claiming they were a distraction from the advertising signage FOM sells around the track. Happily they seem to have changed their mind about it this year and the stars were back.
Adrian Sutil donned a new helmet for qualifying on Saturday which seemed to inspire him to Sauber’s best qualifying performance of the season. Sadly it was all for naught – he was taken out of the race on the first lap by Sergio Perez.
Start, United States Grand Prix
With Marussia and Caterham having gone into administration following the last round, a depleted field of 18 cars took the start.
Daniel Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso
Daniel Ricciardo surprised Fernando Alonso at the restart and passed him for fifth place.
Felipe Massa led Williams team mate Valtteri Bottas home. With two races remaining Massa trails 6-7 in the race results scoreline.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg
The moment that decided the race: Lewis Hamilton squeezed past team mate Nico Rosberg to take the lead on lap 24.
Hamilton clinched the win, his tenth of the year, and increased his advantage in the championship to 24 points.
Fans, Circuit of the Americas
F1 is still going strong in its third year at the Circuit of the Americas and attracted another healthy crowd.
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2014 United States Grand Prix
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Images © Red Bull/Getty, COTA, Pirelli/Hone, Sauber, Daimler/Hoch Zwei, Lotus/LAT
18 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2014 United States GP”
Fer no.65 (@fer-no65)
4th November 2014, 11:51
I was so happy yo see the stars painted on the tarmac runoff. It looks beautiful !
Hot Rod (@hot-rod)
4th November 2014, 18:44
I agree,they should stay for good.
4th November 2014, 21:59
@fer-no65, It’s great that COTA owners have the financial, business and legal resources not to allow Bernie to bully them into submission.
4th November 2014, 12:40
The Lewis Hamilton caption: “Braaaaiiiins”
4th November 2014, 14:28
Yeah, pose right out of a zombie movie… :)
4th November 2014, 14:43
Any chance of a fan video article? Can’t seem to find any fan video of the podium etc online?
4th November 2014, 15:26
In my opinion, the Toro Rosso has become the most beautiful car after the “nose job”.
John H (@john-h)
4th November 2014, 20:18
It still looks terrible in my opinion, but hey ho. The Lotus on the other hand now looks very nice.
4th November 2014, 17:02
Loved jumping up on that pit wall. After the podium ceremony, I caught the attention of Damon Hill and Johnny Herbert when I yelled over to them, who then gave a hearty wave!!
4th November 2014, 17:16
I can’t believe Lewis’ helmet has gone from this: http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Lewis+Hamilton+McLaren+F1+Launch+h-QdUAe8Lyvl.jpg To the monstrosity it is now. Bring back the yellow, now Nico doesn’t have it any more!
juan fanger (@juan-fanger)
4th November 2014, 21:34
Two comments on the above:
1. “Massa trails 6-7 in the race results scoreline.” Wow, Massa is doing a lot better job than the scoreline suggests. First lap collisions and dodgy pitstops have certainly hurt.
2. What if Rosberg tried to keep his car on the track through the overtake – would Lewis have been penalised similarly to JEV? I think he would have been (at least partially do to his lead in the points!).
4th November 2014, 21:34
Is it just me or does that Toro Rosso image look like a video game screenshot?
4th November 2014, 21:53
This whole lot of images had been overly ‘enhanced’ on Photoshop, but in fact they do look artificial.
4th November 2014, 21:57
Looks like an HDR image where bright areas are darkened and dark areas are brightened by making two different photos and overlaying them.
4th November 2014, 22:47
Nice pictures from the Sauber. :)
5th November 2014, 5:05
I snapped a couple pictures of Sir Jackie Stewart congratulating Valtteri Bottas in the paddock soon after qualifying. Oh, and no HDR on these! :)
5th November 2014, 7:07
Awesome pics love to save these pics.
5th November 2014, 11:14
Massa the best shot and Sutil a cracker as well!!
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