The 2013 United States Grand Prix was held at the Circuit of the Americas on November 17, 2013.
It was the eighteenth round of the 2013 season, and marked the second running of the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.
Sebastian Vettel - Red Bull - 01:36.338
Kimi Räikkönen announced a week before the Grand Prix that he would be missing the final two races of 2013, in order to have back surgery. He had wanted to delay the operation until the off-season, but suffered increasing discomfort over the previous races.
Räikkönen's decision meant that the previous race was his last race competing for Lotus, having agreed to join Ferrari for the 2014 season. His place was taken by Heikki Kovalainen, who signed a two-race deal with the team.
Jenson Button was given a three-place grid penalty for the race, after overtaking under red flags during the opening practice session.
Charles Pic was given a five-place penalty for the race after Caterham changed the gearbox in his car.
Esteban Gutiérrez and Max Chilton were given penalties for impeding other drivers in the first qualifying session. Gutiérrez, who blocked Pastor Maldonado, was handed a 10-place grid penalty; Chilton will have to serve a drive-through penalty within the first 5 laps of the race after he impeded both Maldonado and Adrian Sutil.
Like the previous United States Grand Prix in Austin, tyre supplier Pirelli will bring its orange-banded hard compound tyre as the harder "prime" tyre and the white-banded medium compound tyre as the softer "option" tyre.