United States Grand Prix 2021: What time is the F1 race, what TV channel is it on and what are the odds?

The Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas returns to the F1 calendar for the first time since 2019

Credit: Reuters

The 2021 Formula One season has been one of the finest in recent memory, with Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton going head-to-head in one of the most hotly contested and controversial battles. 

The Turkish Grand Prix saw Verstappen retake the championship lead after finishing second to Valtteri Bottas, with Hamilton down in fifth after starting 11th following an engine penalty. 

For the first time since 2019, F1 racing returns to America this weekend. 

When is it?

First and second practice took place on Friday October 22 with qualifying on Saturday October 23. The United States Grand Prix itself is on the Sunday October 24. 

What time does it start?

The race begins at 8pm on Sunday. 

What were the positions after qualifying?

  • Max Verstappen, Red Bull
  • Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
  • Sergio Perez, Red Bull
  • Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes
  • Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
  • Carlos Sainz, Ferrari
  • Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren
  • Lando Norris, McLaren
  • Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri
  • Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri
  • Esteban Ocon, Alpine
  • Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin
  • Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo
  • Fernando Alonso, Alpine
  • George Russell, Williams
  • Lance Stroll, Aston Martin
  • Nicholas Latifi, Williams
  • Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo
  • Mick Schumacher, Haas
  • Nikita Mazepin, Haas
  • What are the championship standings after 16 rounds?
    Drivers’ top 10:


    What TV channel is it on?

    Sky Sports F1 have near-exclusive live coverage rights in the UK this year and indeed for the next few with their usual excellent team. Their qualifying coverage starts at 9pm BST on Saturday with race coverage at 6.30pm on Sunday. 

    Channel 4’s qualifying coverage is slightly hampered by the late start time, so runs on Sunday morning at 8.30am. Their race highlights is at 12.05am BST on Monday October 25. So maybe one to record. 

    You can also keep up to date throughout qualifying and the race right here at Telegraph Sport.

    • Watch the 2021 United States Grand Prix through Sky Sports

    What do we know about the Circuit of the Americas?

    • Circuit length: 5.513km
    • First grand prix: 2012
    • Laps: 56
    • Race distance: 308.405km
    • Race lap record: 1:36.169 (Charles Leclerc, 2019)
    • 2019 winner: Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes
    • Number of corners:  20
    • Overtaking chances: One of the best places for overtaking in the year. The run down the pit straight and up the hill into the turn one hairpin is a very good spot. The second best is the run between turns 11 and 12, aided by DRS. There are a couple of other of reasonably heavy braking zones but they are a little more risky.

    What are the latest odds?

    • Max Verstappen 8/11
    • Lewis Hamilton 6/4
    • Sergio Perez 12/1
    • Valtteri Bottas, Charles Leclerc 33/1
    • Lando Norris, Carlos Sainz, Daniel Ricciardo 50/1

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