Vandoorne set the slowest time in qualifications, GP of USA, pole position for Hamilton


Vandoorne zet traagste tijd neer in kwalificaties GP van VS, pole voor Hamilton

Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren-Renault) has Saturday is the slowest time dropped in the qualifiers for the Formula 1 Grand-prix of the United States, that is the last GP of the season. The pole position was Lewis Hamilton, who sat morning eight points more scores than Sebastian Vettel for the fifth time world champion.

On the Circuit of the Americas in Austin (Texas) worked Vandoorne his fastest lap in the first qualifying session in 1:35.735 and thus he finished in last place. He placed logically, also not for the second qualifying session. It if only the top fifteen participate. Also his Spanish ploegmakker Fernando Alonso beached in Q1.

Quadruple world champion Lewis Hamilton worked his fastest lap in 1:32.237, a track record, and was 61 thousandths of a second faster than the German Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), his sole remaining competitor for the world title. Vettel, a quadruple world champion, three places backwards on the starting grid and should therefore only on the fifth place to leave. His Finnish team mate Kimi Räikkönen set the third time. The Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull) had to after Q1 the qualifications stop with a broken wheel. Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren-Renault) set the slowest time in the qualifications.

The GP of the United States may be Sunday already decisive in the battle for the world title. If Hamilton eight points more tackles than Vettel is his fifth world title, a fact, and that with only three GP’s for the bow.

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Vandoorne zet traagste tijd neer in kwalificaties GP van VS, pole voor Hamilton

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