Posted November 16, 2013 on AP on Fox
World champion Sebastian Vettel once again got the better of Red Bull teammate and rival Mark Webber, qualifying in pole position Saturday for the U.S. Grand Prix. Webber appeared set to earn his third pole in the last four races until Vettel lapped the Circuit of the Americas in 1 minute, 36.338 seconds on his last run. Romain Grosjean of Lotus will start third Sunday and Sauber's Nico Hulkenberg will be fourth. If Vettel wins Sunday, he'll set a Formula One record single-season record with eight consecutive victories. Webber is running out of time to beat a teammate who has spoiled his best chances for victory this season. There are just two races left and Webber is leaving Formula One to drive for Porsche in the world endurance championship in 2014. 2012 winner Lewis Hamilton qualified fifth.

Vettel fastest in Saturday practice

Sebastian Vettel again posted the fastest lap at in the final practice at the U.S. Grand Prix, pushing past teammate and rival Mark Webber in the final minute of the hour-long session. Vettel lapped the Circuit of the Americas in 1 minute, 36.733 seconds Saturday, a margin of 0.203 seconds faster than Webber. Those two will battle for pole position in the afternoon qualifying session...

Austin Quali Recap: Vettel steals pole from Webber, Grosjean, Hulkenberg on row 2

Sebastian Vettel (1:36.338) snuck pole for the 2013 United States Grand Prix away from teammate Mark Webber on the last lap of qualifying, who looked impossibly dominant in Q3. Romain Grosjean and Nico Hulkenberg qualified on the second row for Sunday’s race, with Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso on row three. Alonso had to push his Ferrari into Q3, while Sergio Perez and Heikki...

Austin GPR Race Recap: Vettel steams away in surprisingly scrappy USGP

Sebastian Vettel won the 2013 United States Grand Prix, with Romain Grosjean taking second from Mark Webber on the start. They would remain in that order to the end, despite Webber’s late charge to near Grosjean, though further down the order the scrapping was often briefly intense amongst many different drivers. Adrian Sutil brought out a Safety Car on the first lap, misjudging...

Driver Quotes: USGP Friday

UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX AUSTIN FRIDAY DRIVER QUOTES 15 NOVEMBER 2013 Infiniti Red Bull Racing Sebastian Vettel “The circuit was quite slippery today; I was happy with the car, but you always know you can improve here and there. I think we got through the programme we were able to test some things, some were good and some not so good, but we will see. Ferrari looked quick this...

Teams, drivers lining up for change in 2014

(Eds: Updates.) By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer Big changes are coming in Formula One in 2014. Not just the engines in the cars, but who will be driving them and for which teams. With the 2013 drivers' and constructors championships wrapped up by Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull, Formula One heads into Sunday's U.S. Grand Prix in Texas and the final race next week in Brazil...

Driver Quotes- USGP

UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX AUSTIN SUNDAY DRIVER QUOTES 17 NOVEMBER 2013 Infiniti Red Bull Racing Sebastian Vettel “It’s the day after, normally on the Monday, when you feel what you have achieved. It’s a great feeling, you have a grin on your face and it’s nice. On Sunday things happen fast and you don’t always realise what has been achieved until later. It’s down to...

Driver Quotes: USGP Qualifying

UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX AUSTIN SATURDAY DRIVER QUOTES 16 NOVEMBER 2013 Infiniti Red Bull Racing Sebastian Vettel “It’s obviously great for the team to have both cars on the front row for tomorrow. It was a tricky session as the wind had picked up quite a bit since this morning; it does influence the behaviour of the car and it’s not that easy, especially in the corners...

#F1Chat Preview – the USGP

Sebastian Vettel has just taken his eighth consecutive win, McLaren have signed Kevin Magnussen for 2014 and Heikki Kovalainen has made a return to Formula One. It’s been a busy week, and we also have the final race of the season to look forward to. So here’s what’s coming up on tomorrow’s #F1Chat… Let’s begin with Esteban Gutierrez and Max Chilton’s penalties for impeding...

Prime & Option: the week in review; November 18

This past week was dominated by the action in Austin for the United States Grand Prix and the return of Heikki Kovalainen, with a sprinkling of silly season thrown in as Williams announced that Felipe Massa will partner Valtteri Bottas next year. Pastor Maldonado responded angrily after qualifying, but quickly backtracked as he looks for a nearly confirmed place for 2014. Sergio...
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