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Race information - United States 2017

F1 returns to the popular Circuit of the Americas

Sidepodcast: Race information - United States 2017

by Christine Blachford

There are just four races left of the 2017 season, and whilst the championship is likely to be decided before we get to the end, there's still plenty to keep an eye on. This weekend, Formula One is being hosted by the Circuit of the Americas, a still relatively new but impressive facility. It's a popular track, which is even more impressive considering the results and reviews of other newer circuits, and should provide a great weekend of racing.

She's a fan, hence the hat - Christine's Rankings, Week 30

Passing the time in Suzuka with the fans

Sidepodcast: She's a fan, hence the hat - Christine's Rankings, Week 30

by Christine Blachford

At this point in the rankings season, I'd usually be saying the competition is wide open and it's all to play for. Granted, there are still a good few weeks left but, just like the actual Formula One championship, things are very much headed in the direction of one particular driver. Every single day, Daniel Ricciardo is doing new and brilliant things to engage with fans and generally just bring the fun. Amazing.

Hamilton takes Suzuka victory, extending title lead as Vettel retires

Red Bull earn double podium finish too

Sidepodcast: Hamilton takes Suzuka victory, extending title lead as Vettel retires

by Christine Blachford

Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix but it wasn't an easy victory for the Mercedes driver, as he was chased to the line by Max Verstappen, with Daniel Ricciardo making it a double podium finish for Red Bull. Verstappen crossed the line just one second behind the race winner after a close battle to the finish, but Hamilton would have been happy it was a Red Bull following him and not a Ferrari.

Palmer leaves Renault, making way for Sainz to join the team

Early exit for the British racer after Japan

Sidepodcast: Palmer leaves Renault, making way for Sainz to join the team

by Christine Blachford

The recent reshuffles at Toro Rosso aren't over this season, with news at Renault having an impact on the team after this weekend's race in Japan. Jolyon Palmer announced after qualifying that Japan would be his last race with Renault, and that being the case, the team have snapped up Carlos Sainz for the rest of the season. And, for Daniil Kvyat, that means a chance to step back into a race seat, after being cast aside in favour of Pierre Gasly last weekend.

Sainz crash and heavy rain delay practice sessions in Japan

Suzuka weekend off to a difficult start for all

Sidepodcast: Sainz crash and heavy rain delay practice sessions in Japan

by Christine Blachford

The anticipated rain hit both free practice sessions in Suzuka, but FP1 got underway on time. About halfway through the session, however, Carlos Sainz crashed heavily in his Toro Rosso, ending with the car sprawling across the track and bringing out the red flags. The action got going again with twenty minutes to go, but halfway through that the rain started to fall and the times saw no improvement – Vettel was the fastest.

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