Texas could be Ferrari's last stand in 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene watched his red cars slip and splash around a wet Circuit of the Americas while Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton cut the quickest laps of the U.S. Grand Prix practice session.

A few minutes later, Arrivabene sized up the task in front of Ferrari and driver Sebastian Vettel: Win Sunday or stay close enough to Hamilton to keep alive their rapidly-vanishing hopes of winning the season championship.

"We are here to compete with a mission impossible," Arrivabene said Friday. "I know the numbers are all against us ... our job is to go there to the track without giving up."


Formula 1 Leaders: Points
1 L.Hamilton 331 9
2 S.Vettel 264 5
3 V.Bottas 207 0
4 K.Raikkonen 196 0
5 M.Verstappen 173 1
6 D.Ricciardo 146 2
7 S.Perez 53 0
8 K.Magnussen 53 0
9 N.Hulkenberg 53 0
10 F.Alonso 50 0
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