2017 American Formula 1 Grand Prix - Qualifying

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That concludes our live text coverage of qualifying for the US Grand Prix
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Q3: Hamilton, Vettel, Bottas, Ricciardo, Raikkonen, Verstappen, Ocon, Sainz Jr., Alonso, Perez
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But it's Lewis Hamilton who takes pole position - his 11th of the campaign
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Bottas does not improve - he's third
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Raikkonen matches Ricciardo's lap to the thousandth of a second!
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Verstappen goes fifth - and that demotes Raikkonen to sixth
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Ricciardo moves ahead of Raikkonen to snatch fourth
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Vettel moves into second - that splits the Mercedes!
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The chequered flag is out
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He kisses the Turn 1 apex perfectly before unleashing the car through the Esses - he's 0.006s up
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Vettel is the first of the front runners to begin his final lap
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The rest begin trickling out of the pit lane - can anyone beat Hamilton?
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Sainz Jr. heads out for his first run in Q3
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Hamilton suggests he suffered an engine de-rate exiting the final corner on his hot lap
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Ricciardo is sixth, Ocon seventh, Alonso eighth, Perez ninth, and the yet-to-run Sainz Jr. at the foot of the top 10
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After the first runs: Hamilton 1:33.108, Bottas +0.460, Raikkonen +0.744, Vettel +0.759, Verstappen +0.760
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Raikkonen edges clear of Vettel by 0.015s
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Vettel goes third - he's 0.759s down on Hamilton
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Bottas registers a 1:33.568 - a gap of 0.460s
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Hamilton comes across the line - it's a 1:33.108!
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Hamilton has gained back time in the middle sector - he's two-tenths up on Bottas
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The pursuing Bottas goes purple through the first sector
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Hamilton's first sector is quick, though it's a fraction down on his Q2 effort
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Hamilton is winding it up - he's the first to begin a lap
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Nine of the 10 have headed out - just Sainz Jr. waits in the garage
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Here we go. Q3 time.
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Competing in Q3 will be Hamilton, Bottas, Raikkonen, Vettel, Ricciardo, Verstappen, Perez, Sainz Jr., Alonso and Ocon
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Amid all the in-out shenanigans, Hamilton clocked a 1:33.437...
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Therefore out in Q2 are Massa, Kvyat, Vandoorne, Grosjean and Hulkenberg
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That leaves Perez in the drop zone, but he moves up, and that relegates Massa
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Can Sainz Jr. make it? Yes he can! He goes seventh!
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Massa goes ninth - and that relegates Sainz Jr. into the drop zone
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Vandoorne improves - but he's only 13th, and he's out
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Alonso goes seventh, and that demotes Massa to 11th
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Neither Kvyat nor Grosjean make it, but the Russian moves ahead of Vandoorne
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Chequered flag - but the laps are still being set
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All 14 drivers are on track - and Kvyat begins his effort
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Grosjean and Kvyat face a challenge to get into Q3 - they're seven-tenths behind Vandoorne. The battle between the rest, though, could be a lot closer!
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Moments later, the remainder start filtering out of the pits
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Kvyat, currently slowest of the 14 participants, gets the ball rolling as he ends the silence on track
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Verstappen running the Super Softs means he will run the red-banded rubber for the first stint of the race, if dry conditions prevail - effectively the alternative strategy
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After the first runs, Alonso, Vandoorne, Grosjean, Kvyat and Hulkenberg are in the drop zone
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Raikkonen is only fifth, 0.983s down on Hamilton
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Vettel moves into third spot - but he's 0.829s behind Hamilton
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Verstappen puts his Red Bull fourth, on the Super Softs
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Ricciardo goes third, albeit 0.935s behind Hamilton
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Bottas slots into second position, 0.233s behind his team-mate
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Hamilton comes across the line - it's a 1:33.560, smashing the track record
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It's a little more slippery through the second sector
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Hamilton guides his Mercedes almost effortlessly through the first sector
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Hamilton and Bottas are straight out for Mercedes - no messing
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And we're underway with Q2 - the slowest four drivers, and Hulkenberg, will be knocked out
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We'll only have 14 cars in Q2 - there will be no Nico
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Just 0.007s denied Ericsson a Q2 place - a fine effort
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That means Ericsson, Stroll, Hartley, Wehrlein and Magnussen will take no further part in the session
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Stroll is only 17th - he's out. Oh dear.
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Ericsson bags 16th - that's a decent effort from the Swede
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Vandoorne goes 12th, and that eliminates Hartley
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Wehrlein runs wide through Turn 19 - but he still moves up to 17th spot
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Hartley squeaks through for now!
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Magnussen does not make it
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Chequered flag is out
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Grosjean goes up to 14th spot, that relegates Stroll
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There's a fair few green sector times across the board
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Grosjean's Haas is giving him all sorts of slides through the Esses, but it's a quick approach
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Grosjean gears up for a lap - hopefully without encountering an errant Williams
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In the drop zone is currently Wehrlein, Grosjean, Ericsson, Hartley and Magnussen
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Amid the anger, Hamilton has popped into top spot with a 1:34.822, still on Super Softs
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"What is he doing man! Always the same!" yells Perez
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Elsewhere, Magnussen is under investigation for impeding Perez through Turn 13
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A dawdling Stroll tried to get out of Grosjean's way, but succeeded in moving into the Frenchman's path, almost triggering a collision. Very silly from the youngster.
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"What was that!" says Grosjean, as he encounters Stroll through the exit of Turn 19. That will be a slam dunk penalty for the Williams driver
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Verstappen clocks a 1:34.899 on Ultra Softs to go top
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Alonso's first effort moves him into second
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Current order: BOT, OCO, RIC, RAI, SAI, VET, HAM, VAN, STR, WEH
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Bottas is the only driver who got his lap hooked up - Raikkonen, Vettel and Hamilton all struggled on the red-banded tyre
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Bottas, on Super Softs, posts a 1:35.309, Hamilton is 1.1s slower
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Hamilton runs too deep into Turn 12 and bundles across the exit kerb
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It's a scruffy lap from Hamilton, with a few wild moments through the latter parts of the Esses
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Hamilton winds up for his first lap - he's on the Super Softs
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"A lot of locking into Turn 11", reports Hartley - his first effort is 0.447s slower than Wehrlein's lap
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Indeed, Wehrlein edges ahead of Kvyat with a 1:37.682
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Kvyat puts the first time on the board, a not-hugely-rapid 1:37.865
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The bulk of drivers are still in the pits as Kvyat circulates in the STR12
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Kvyat is followed out by the Saubers and new team-mate Hartley
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Kvyat is straight out for Toro Rosso as he battles to prove his worth after two races on the bench
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Green light, we're underway for Q1
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The final tweaks are being undertaken in the pit lane - it's almost time to get going
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Juan Pablo Montoya, who raced in F1 between 2001 and 2006, is in the Williams garage for the session
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For reference, air temperature is at 31°C, with the track at 39°C
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The next five slowest after the 15-minute Q2 session will be knocked out, leaving the fastest 10 to battle for pole in Q3
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As usual, qualifying will be divided into three segments, with the slowest five drivers eliminated after the 18-minute Q1 session
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There are two DRS zones, located along the pits straight and back straight, and can be used at any time during qualifying
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However, in a tweak, the Ultra Soft has a pink band, as part of Formula 1's push to raise awareness of Breast Cancer
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Pirelli has nominated the Ultra Soft, Super Soft and Soft tyre compounds for this weekend's event
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Somewhat ironically, Gasly's quest of the Super Formula title was prematurely ended, with the Suzuka finale cancelled due to the impending arrival of Typhoon Lan
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Hartley is gearing up for his first Formula 1 qualifying session, having been drafted in to compete for Toro Rosso, in place of Pierre Gasly
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Vandoorne (five places), Hulkenberg (20 places) and Hartley (25 places) have all received sanctions for engine changes
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Verstappen is not the only driver facing a drop from wherever they qualify
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Red Bull has been off the pace this weekend - and Verstappen is facing a 15-place grid penalty due to taking on new engine components
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This season's other pole sitters? Bottas (Bahrain, Austria) and Raikkonen (Monaco); the Finns placed third and fourth in practice earlier, behind their respective team-mates
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Vettel has taken three pole positions this season, in Russia, Hungary and Singapore
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Vettel emerged as Hamilton's primary challenger in the third practice session, finishing just 0.092s behind, suggesting he will be a factor in proceedings
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In 2012 and 2013, one-lap honours went to Sebastian Vettel, before Nico Rosberg headed proceedings in 2014 and 2015
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The Briton has also claimed four wins from five at COTA, but just once - in 2016 - has he topped qualifying
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Hamilton led the way through all three practice sessions, and has claimed 10 poles already this season
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Lewis Hamilton enters the weekend with a 59-point advantage as he goes in search of a fourth world title
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It's a warm, sunny, and windy day at the Circuit of the Americas
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Hello and welcome to live text coverage of qualifying for the United States Grand Prix!