2016 USGP Starting Lineup Set – Circuit of the Americas F1 Race
The 2016 USGP Starting Lineup is set for the F1 race tomorrow at the Circuit of the Americas. View the full 2016 USGP starting grid below.
UPDATE: 2016 USGP Race Results
Lewis Hamilton will lead the field into turn 1 after turning a 1:34.999 in round 3 of qualifying. Despite “Miss-shifts to 7th”, Lewis Hamilton set quick time.
That time of 1:34.999 set by Lewis Hamilton is a new Circuit of the Americas track record.
In order to realistically stay alive in the driver championship Lewis Hamilton must win tomorrows race. Teammate Nico Rosberg has a steep collection of wins thus far in 2016.
This is the home race for the newcomers at Haas F1. Their first qualifying session at home. Team owner Gene Haas as well as Stewart-Haas Racing competition director Greg Zipadelli was on hand.
Haps F1 driver Esteban Gutierrez placed the car 14th on the grid. He said something on the radio on his cool down lap, however all we heard was a censored bleep.
The other Haas F1 driver Romain Grosjean was knocked out in round 1, he starts 17th. Post qualifying Grosjean stated, “We just don’t have enough” in regards to downforce on the Haas Ferrari.
Jenson Button was knocked out in round 1. He was held up in the final corner of his flying lap. Forced to pinch his corner entry due to a Renault Sport F1 machine on the outside.
This weekend is Jenson Button’s final F1 start in America, he will start 179th. This is his final F1 season after a nearly 20 year career in the sport. He did say this would not be his final race in America, hinting at his future racing plans.
Round 18 of the F1 World Championship will be on air tomorrow from COTA at 2PM central.
2016 USGP Qualifying Results
|1||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes AMG||1:34.999|
|2||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes AMG||1:35.215|
|3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1:35.509|
|4||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1:35.747|
|5||Kimi Raikkonen||Scuderia Ferrari||1:36.131|
|6||Sebastian Vettel||Scuderia Ferrari||1:36.358|
|7||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India||1:36.628|
|8||Valtteri Bottas||Williams Martini||1:37.116|
|9||Felipe Massa||Williams Martini||1:37.269|
|10||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Toro Rosso||1:37.326|
|11||Sergio Perez||Force India||1:37.353|
|12||Fernando Alonso||McLaren Honda||1:37.417|
|13||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1:37.480|
|15||Jolyon Palmer||Renault Sport||1:37.935|
|18||Kevin Magnussen||Renault Sport||1:38.317|
|19||Jenson Button||McLaren Honda||1:38.327|