Sebastian Vettel won the 2013 United States Grand Prix, with Romain Grosjean taking second from Mark Webber on the start. They remained in that order to the end, despite Webber’s late charge on Grosjean, though further down the order the scrapping was often briefly intense among many drivers.
The modern Yas Marina circuit welcomes Formula 1 for the 17th round of the 2013 season this weekend.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix made its debut in 2009 with its unique 55 lap race. Drivers line up on the grid as the sun sets and take the checkered flag under starry skies. As F1’s only day to night race, floodlights are used to create a seamless transition.
If you were watching the Indian Grand Prix and listening closely to the pit-to-car radio, you may have heard an odd exchange from Lotus F1 to driver Kimi Raikkonen. The team’s trackside operations director, Alan Permane, was a little cross feeling that Raikkonen was making it difficult for teammate Romain Grosjean who was on fresher tires and clearly faster.
Straight off the back of the Korean Grand Prix, the F1 paddock has jumped on a plane to Suzuka for the Japanese Grand Prix. A fan and driver favorite, the Honda-owned circuit has a rich history in Formula 1 and has produced many iconic races in the past; from Senna and Prost’s battles in 1989 and 1990 to Raikkonen’s storming 2005 drive.