Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Circuit of the Americas, 2014

Top ten pictures from the 2014 United States GP

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Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the United States Grand Prix weekend.

Romain Grosjean

Romain Grosjean, Lotus, Circuit of the Americas, 2014

The shape of things to come? Lotus tested a new nose similar to the one it will use in 2015.

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen, Toro Rosso, Circuit of the Americas, 2014

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.

Nico Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, Circuit of the Americas, 2014

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

Adrian Sutil, Sauber, Circuit of the Americas, 2014

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

Start, Circuit of the Americas, 2014

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, Fernando Alonso, Circuit of the Americas, 2014

Daniel Ricciardo surprised Fernando Alonso at the restart and passed him for fifth place.

Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa, Williams, Circuit of the Americas, 2014

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

Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Circuit of the Americas, 2014

The moment that decided the race: Lewis Hamilton squeezed past team mate Nico Rosberg to take the lead on lap 24.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Circuit of the Americas, 2014

Hamilton clinched the win, his tenth of the year, and increased his advantage in the championship to 24 points.

Fans, Circuit of the Americas

Circuit of the Americas, 2014

F1 is still going strong in its third year at the Circuit of the Americas and attracted another healthy crowd.

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18 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2014 United States GP”

  1. I was so happy yo see the stars painted on the tarmac runoff. It looks beautiful !

    1. I agree,they should stay for good.

    2. @fer-no65, It’s great that COTA owners have the financial, business and legal resources not to allow Bernie to bully them into submission.

  2. The Lewis Hamilton caption: “Braaaaiiiins”

    1. Yeah, pose right out of a zombie movie… :)

  3. Any chance of a fan video article? Can’t seem to find any fan video of the podium etc online?

  4. In my opinion, the Toro Rosso has become the most beautiful car after the “nose job”.

    1. It still looks terrible in my opinion, but hey ho. The Lotus on the other hand now looks very nice.

  5. 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!!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!).

  8. Is it just me or does that Toro Rosso image look like a video game screenshot?

    1. This whole lot of images had been overly ‘enhanced’ on Photoshop, but in fact they do look artificial.

    2. Looks like an HDR image where bright areas are darkened and dark areas are brightened by making two different photos and overlaying them.

  9. Nice pictures from the Sauber. :)

  10. I snapped a couple pictures of Sir Jackie Stewart congratulating Valtteri Bottas in the paddock soon after qualifying. Oh, and no HDR on these! :)

    http://kmccauley.kinja.com/i-never-take-pictures-of-people-but-i-caught-a-wonderf-1653908626

  11. Awesome pics love to save these pics.

  12. Massa the best shot and Sutil a cracker as well!!

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