US Grand Prix: Qualifying as it happened

United States GP
Adriaan Slabbert Adriaan Slabbert

Follow all the action from Qualifying at the US Grand Prix live right here.

06:08 It’s been a gripping Qualifying session in Texas, but the points and the prizes are only handed out tomorrow! The action gets underway at 03:00 tomorrow, please do join us for that and we’ll talk you through it.  Until then, take care!

06:06 Here’s the rest of the top ten for you…

06:04 And that’s that!  Lewis Hamilton has put together a masterful lap and charged to pole! Vettel is P2 for Ferrari, two tenths shy, with Bottas P3!

05:58 The drivers are out for their final laps now, can anyone get near Hamilton’s imposing time? Raikkonen was rapid in sector 1, but other than that, the Mercedes man is in dominant form.

05:53 The first laps are in, and Hamilton holds a commanding advantage of 0.460 seconds over Bottas, with Raikkonen P3, a further three tenths back.

05:48 And here’s the top ten shootout, Q3 is underway!

05:43 And that’s it for Q2! We lose five more drivers…

05:38 We’re into the last few minutes of Q2, with a couple of names in danger…

05:33 Hamilton currently leads the way on a 1.33.560, with Bottas two tenths down.  Vettel, in P3, is 0.829 seconds down on Hamilton.

05:28 Time to get back to it, here’s Q2! Out come the Mercedes pair, both on ultrasoft tyres.

05:22 And that’s it for Q1!  No major shocks at the back end, except maybe for Stroll.  Hartley’s first-ever Qualifying session is also over, while Carlos Sainz jumped to P5 in the final seconds.

05:17 Into the final few minutes now, we have both Saubers and both Haas’ in the danger zone, along with Brendon Hartley’s Toro Rosso.

05:14 Hamilton has hit the front, and its Mercedes who look the business at the moment…

05:10 The times are coming in thick and fast, Bottas is currently on top, but plenty more action on the way…

05:05 The light turns green, it’s time for Q1, and out come the two Saubers and the Toro Rosso pair!

04:58 It’s a pleasant day for driving a racing car, with no threat of rain, and a fair amount of sunshine.  That should make things nice and simple, as much as anything is simple in Formula 1.

04:45 Fifteen minutes to the start of the action.  Both of our title protagonists know what it’s like to start on pole around this circuit, but who will have the honour to do so tomorrow?

04:40 Behind the Mercedes-Ferrari-Mercedes-Ferrari arrangement, Max Verstappen managed P5 for Red Bull.  Unfortunately for the Dutchman, he has to take a 15-place grid penalty due to power unit component changes.

04:35 Lewis Hamilton finished top of the pile in FP3 to complete a practice clean sweep, but Sebastian Vettel was only a tenth of a second shy for Ferrari.

04:30 Hello again, welcome back to FOX Sports Asia’s coverage of Qualifying for the US Grand Prix!  We’re 30 minutes from the start of business, so stay tuned!

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