Haas F1 Team United States Grand Prix Qualifying Recap

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Haas F1 Team drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean qualified 12th and 15th, respectively, for Sunday’s United States Grand Prix, the 19th round of the FIA Formula One World Championship at Circuit of the Americas. 

Looking to put a disappointing Mexican Grand Prix qualifying performance behind them from last week – where Magnussen and Grosjean exited in Q1, Saturday on home soil proved more fruitful with both drivers advancing to Q2. Solid runs saw them graduate to the second knockout session with Magnussen seventh overall with a 1:33.812, Grosjean 15th on a 1:34.161.

In Q2 Magnussen clocked a best lap of 1:33.979 to qualify 12th overall. Grosjean again finished 15th, his best lap a 1:34.158. Only the top ten drivers advance to Q3. Both Haas F1 drivers utilized the Pirelli P Zero Red soft tires throughout qualifying.

Taking the United States Grand Prix pole and his sixth of the season, and 11th overall in his Formula One career, was Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, whose fast Q3 lap of 1:32.029 beat second-place qualifier Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari by .012 of a second. 

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