HScott teams get cozy

Ryan graduate Marcos Castro is at Texas Motor Speedway with HScott Motorsports and Michael Annett’s No. 46 Chevrolet, but the team’s hauler burned before it made it to Fort Worth.
An HScott employee just told me at the No. 51 hauler that both teams are sharing that truck this weekend. Annett’s backup hauler is making its way west with the car that will be raced next week in Arizona.

Q2 update/Q3 canceled

Perez off track., Raikkonen off track. Hamilton spins. Vettel spins. All continue on their way.

Rain picks up.

9:52 a.m. — Start of Q3 set for 9:58.
9:53 — Intermediate tires not allowed.
9:56 — Q3 delayed until 10:05.
10:02 — Q3 canceled.

Rosberg wins pole for the U.S. Grand Prix. Hamilton second, Ricciardo third, Kvyat fourth, Vettel fifth.

Ricciardo was fastest in Q1, followed by Rosberg and Hamilton.

Parts of track look like the Comal River

At 1:20 p.m., qualifying was delayed another 30 minutes, to 2 p.m.

F1 at COTA is about to have another conflict with NASCAR, as NBCSN is scheduled to air Sprint Cup qualifying at 3 p.m.

Last year, this F1 race in Austin was scheduled for the same day as the Cup race in Fort Worth, which is a Chase race and was one of the best of the year. The chatter I’m hearing is that there were a lot of empty seats in the COTA media center last year.