Heikki Kovalainen, Lotus, Circuit of the Americas, 2013

Top ten pictures from the 2013 United States GP

F1 PicturesPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the United States Grand Prix weekend.

Heikki Kovalainen, Lotus, Friday

Heikki Kovalainen, Lotus, Circuit of the Americas, 2013

Heikki Kovalainen made a return to F1 in place of Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus.

Lewis Hamilton, Saturday

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Circuit of the Americas, 2013

Lewis Hamilton sported a new look with a one-off helmet design dedicated to Michael Jackson. He was one of several drivers using a special helmet for the race.

He enjoyed a much better weekend in America after Mercedes identified damage on his chassis and replaced it.

Valtteri Bottas, United States Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas, Williams, Circuit of the Americas, 2013

Valtteri Bottas had a ‘coming of age’ performance in a Williams that was much improved since the team replaced its unsuccessful Coanda exhaust.

Start, United States Grand Prix

Start, Circuit of the Americas, 2013

The cars climb the hill to turn one and Sebastian Vettel arrives first followed by the fast-starting Romain Grosjean.

Paul di Resta, United States Grand Prix

Paul di Resta, Force India, Circuit of the Americas, 2013

Paul di Resta heads a snake of cars through the Esses. Behind him Jenson Button is about to put an audacious move on Felipe Massa.

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Jenson Button, McLaren, Circuit of the Americas, 2013

The attention was focused on the other McLaren during the weekend after McLaren announced Sergio Perez would be dropped at the end of the year.

Fernando Alonso, United States Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Circuit of the Americas, 2013

Fernando Alonso salvaged a superb fifth place on a weekend when Ferrari looked out of sorts. Note the message for Kovalainen in the background.

Jules Bianchi, United States Grand Prix

Jules Bianchi, Marussia, Circuit of the Americas, 2013

A decisive moment in the battle between the lower teams as Jules Bianchi stayed ahead of Giedo van der Garde during their pit stops. Marussia left the penultimate race of the year ahead of Caterham, as they did last year, only to lose out in the final round.

Sebastian Vettel, United States Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Circuit of the Americas, 2013

The Red Bull team have some fun after Vettel’s record-breaking eighth consecutive win.

Cars, United States Grand Prix

Cars, Circuit of the Americas, 2013

An expensive car park in the evening sun after the race.

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