US Grand Prix 2017

F1

ByTheMinF1

Hello. It's a long shot, but can Lewis Hamilton become a four-time World Champion today? It's the US Grand Prix - LIVE!

Lewis starts on pole, and if he wins in Austin, Sebastien Vettel needs to finish in the top five to keep the title race alive

Mercedes however, are on the brink of claiming the Constructors' title. Ferrari need to outscore them by 17 points to keep it alive

After your usual array of penalties, here is the grid. I think. . Hamilton, Vettel, Bottas, Ricciardo, Raikkonen, Ocon, Sainz, Alonso, Perez, Massa, Kvyat, Grosjean, Ericsson, Wehrlein, Stroll, Verstappen, Magnussen, Hulkenberg, Hartley, Vandoorne

Michael Buffer is introducing the drivers, team by team, because America Well, at least nobody will be shot

Esteban Ocon introduced as a man who has finished every race in F1 he has enteree Today. Turn 1. Spin. Nailed on

We've just had the anthem, no "Let's Ready To Rumble," which is unforgivable as THEY HAVE MICHAEL BUFFER

Just looked on Twitter and seemed that went down as well as Donald Trump doing, well anything but resigning Here is a graphic nicked off the telly outlining the WDC permutations

Oh, Michael Buffer has used his catchphrase now. Because, if I was Chase Carey, i'd have been ready to claim my refund

I'm all for more country-specific stuff though. Awkward silence before the British GP for example