Concept Carz Home Concepts and PrototypesAbout Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed
 
 Automotive NewsArrow PicturePodium and five Renault engines in the top ten in USA Grand Prix 
Podium and five Renault engines in the top ten in USA Grand PrixAddThis Social Bookmark Button

Podium and five Renault engines in the top ten in USA Grand Prix  Sebastian Vettel secured second position in the United States Grand Prix today, securing the 2012 Constructors' title for the Red Bull Racing-Renault partnership.

Sebastian started the inaugural race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, from pole position and controlled the race until lap 42 of 56 when Lewis Hamilton managed to get past and steal the win by just 0.6secs. Sebastian now takes a 13 point advantage over drivers' title rival Fernando Alonso, who finished in third position, into the final round of the championship in Brazil next week.

Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean finished in sixth and seventh positions respectively for the Lotus F1 Team. Kimi was running in the top four in the first part of the race, but lost some time in his second stint and was overtaken by Massa and Button. Romain recovered well from a spin on lap five and an early pit stop that dropped him to the rear of the field to give the team a double points finish and consolidate fourth position in the constructors' championship.

Williams F1 Team's Pastor Maldonado and Bruno Senna passed the flag in ninth and tenth to give Renault engines five of the top 10 positions. The result, the team's second consecutive points finish, came after a difficult first lap and a tight battle between the two in the closing stages of the race.

Caterham F1 Team claimed 17th and 18th positions with Vitaly Petrov and Heikki Kovalainen.

Mark Webber did not finish the race for Red Bull Racing after an alternator failure on lap 17 brought his race to a premature end.

The drivers' championship is now set for a season finale showdown as Sebastian carries a 13 point lead over Alonso. Kimi Raikkonen is third, with Hamilton fourth and Mark fifth. Red Bull Racing now has an unassailable 440 points in the constructors' championship to Ferrari's 367 and McLaren's 353. Lotus F1 Team has 302, while Williams F1 Team is eighth with 76. Caterham F1 Team remains 11th.

   Recent Articles
INFINITI Q50, QX60 AND QX80 RECEIVE TOP HONORS FROM EDMUNDS.COM  INFINITI Q50, QX60 AND QX80 RECEIVE TOP HONORS FROM EDMUNDS.COM

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Infiniti announced today that Edmunds.com has named the 2014 Infiniti Q50 among its 'Top Rated Vehicles.' The QX60 was also awarded as one of its '2014 Most Popular on Edmunds.com Midrange Luxury SUVs' and the QX80 was named as one of its 'Most Popular on Edmunds.com Premium Luxury SUVs.' Each of the vehicles was recognized during a presentation at the 2014 New York International Auto Show where Michael Bartsch, vice president of Infiniti Americas, accepted the award on ....
GLIMMERS OF GREEN SHOOT GROWTH FOR LOTUS IN CHINA

The Lotus F1® Team display shards of promise as they continue in a concentrated effort for progression during the 2014 F1® season

The fourth round of the F1® World Championship got underway at the Shanghai International Circuit for the Chinese Grand Prix.

A solid qualifying from Romain Grosjean saw him start in tenth place, the first top-ten grid start for the team since the start of the season. Pastor Maldonado however, was unable to qualify due to engine problems and began from th....
BEIJING DEBUT FOR INFINITI Q50 EAU ROUGE RUNNING PROTOTYPE  BEIJING DEBUT FOR INFINITI Q50 EAU ROUGE RUNNING PROTOTYPE

◾Prototype project now officially an engineering feasibility study
◾Sebastian Vettel, Infiniti's Director of Performance, takes active part in track testing

BEIJING / HONG KONG – Infiniti revealed at the Beijing Auto Show 2014 that an Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge prototype had been built and track tested and that the concept was now officially an engineering feasibility study.

The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge prototype has undergone on-track dynamics testing at the Millbrook Proving Ground, a....
Glimmers of Green Shoot Growth for Lotus in China  Glimmers of Green Shoot Growth for Lotus in China

The Lotus F1® Team display shards of promise as they continue in a concentrated effort for progression during the 2014 F1® season

The fourth round of the F1® World Championship got underway at the Shanghai International Circuit for the Chinese Grand Prix.

A solid qualifying from Romain Grosjean saw him start in tenth place, the first top-ten grid start for the team since the start of the season. Pastor Maldonado however, was unable to qualify due to engine problems and began from t....
CLOSING THE GAP WITH FOURTH AND FIFTH IN CHINA  CLOSING THE GAP WITH FOURTH AND FIFTH IN CHINA

BEIJONG, China – The Team moved into second place in the Formula One Constructors' Championship as Daniel and Sebastian finished in fourth and fifth places respectively at the Chinese Grand Prix.

The 22 points earned move the team three points clear of previous second-placed squad Force India who now have 54 points, with Ferrari fourth on 52 points. Mercedes again took victory, with Lewis Hamilton finishing ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg.

At the race start, Sebastian made a good sta....
2014 Ferrari LaFerrari
2014 Ferrari LaFerrari  2014 Ferrari LaFerrari  2014 Ferrari LaFerrari  2014 Ferrari LaFerrari  2014 Ferrari LaFerrari  
2014 Infiniti Q50
2014 Infiniti Q50  2014 Infiniti Q50  2014 Infiniti Q50  2014 Infiniti Q50  2014 Infiniti Q50  
2014 Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept
2014 Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept  2014 Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept  2014 Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept  2014 Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept  2014 Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept  
2014 McLaren MP4-29
2014 McLaren MP4-29  2014 McLaren MP4-29  2014 McLaren MP4-29  2014 McLaren MP4-29  
2014 Mercedes-Benz W05
2014 Mercedes-Benz W05  2014 Mercedes-Benz W05  2014 Mercedes-Benz W05  2014 Mercedes-Benz W05  2014 Mercedes-Benz W05  
2014 Porsche 919 Hybrid
2014 Porsche 919 Hybrid  2014 Porsche 919 Hybrid  2014 Porsche 919 Hybrid  2014 Porsche 919 Hybrid  2014 Porsche 919 Hybrid  
2014 Red Bull RB10
2014 Red Bull RB10  2014 Red Bull RB10  2014 Red Bull RB10  2014 Red Bull RB10  2014 Red Bull RB10  
2013 Infiniti FX Vettel Edition
2013 Infiniti FX Vettel Edition  2013 Infiniti FX Vettel Edition  2013 Infiniti FX Vettel Edition  2013 Infiniti FX Vettel Edition  2013 Infiniti FX Vettel Edition  
2013 Infiniti Q30 Concept
2013 Infiniti Q30 Concept  2013 Infiniti Q30 Concept  2013 Infiniti Q30 Concept  2013 Infiniti Q30 Concept  2013 Infiniti Q30 Concept  
2013 Lotus E21
2013 Lotus E21  2013 Lotus E21  2013 Lotus E21  2013 Lotus E21  2013 Lotus E21