UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX

CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS
24/10/2021 19:00 UTC

UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX

CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS
24/10/2021 19:00 UTC

22/10/2021

FP1: 11:30 - 12:30 /
FP2: 15:00 - 16:00

23/10/2021

FP3: 13:00 - 14:00 /
QUALI: 16:00 - 17:00

24/10/2021

RACE: 14:00

The USA GP has had a somewhat peripatetic history. Forty-one races have gone by the name of the US Grand Prix, hosted at Watkins Glen twenty times, Indianapolis 8, Circuit of the Americas 7, Phoenix 3, Riverside and Sebring with one apiece. But that’s not the end of it, because F1 USA was a number plate sometimes seen on more than once car at the same time.

Apart from the USA GPs, there were also events in Dallas, Detroit, Las Vegas and Long Beach, from the 70s to the mid-80s. Even the Indianapolis 500 was part of the picture, counting for the F1 World Championship in its early years, but usually no European drivers took part and it dropped off the F1 calendar in 1961.

The return of Formula 1 to the United States

But let’s get up to date. After a five-year hiatus, Formula One made a much-anticipated return to the United States in 2012, with Austin’s Circuit of the Americas, known as COTA providing a new home for the event.

It’s seen a good mix of F1 tradition and the modern delights of the Texan capital city. Inspired by some of grand prix racing’s great venues, the 5.5km circuit features sections that take their cues from Silverstone’s Becketts-Maggots complex, Hockenheim’s stadium section and Istanbul’s long multi-apex Turn 8.

The signature stretch, however, might just be the run from the start-finish line up a steep incline to an almost blind hairpin. Praised by drivers and attended by massive crowds, COTA looks set to be a superb long-term home for F1 in the US.

As for Austin, it’s a really fun and interesting place, with iconic glimpses of Texas, be it a giant pick-up truck burbling at the lights, a bar with a mechanical bull, corals of horses kicking up the dust and chromed caravans selling the city’s famous street food and Texan barbeque and cars with giant bullhorns on the radiator grilles. Above all, Austin lives up to its reputation as the capital of live music and there are bands playing every night somewhere.

The United States Grand Prix came on the calendar in time for the final two seasons of F1 running normally aspirated 2400cc V8s, which saw the wins go to Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes and then Sebastian Vettel for Red Bull Racing.

In the hybrid age, the Englishman and his three pointed star have been unbeatable over the next four years of the USA GP. But in 2019 US Grand Prix, the win went to Valtteri Bottas, his first victory since the 2013 Australian GP, and it was also Ferrari’s first win at COTA.

With the 2020 United States Grand Prix cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Formula 1 now returns to COTA on 24 October.

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POSDRIVERPTS
1Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing Honda)262,5
2Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)256,5
3Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)177
4Lando Norris (McLaren Mercedes)145
5Sergio Perez (Red Bull Racing Honda)135
6Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)116,5
7Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)116
8Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren Mercedes)95
9Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri Honda)74
10Fernando Alonso (Alpine Renault)58
11Esteban Ocon (Alpine Renault)46
12Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin Mercedes)35
13Lance Stroll (Aston Martin Mercedes)26
14Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri Honda)18
15George Russell (Williams Mercedes)16
16Nicholas Latifi (Williams Mercedes)7
17Kimi Räikkönen (Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari)6
18Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari)1
19Mick Schumacher (Haas Ferrari)0
20Robert Kubica (Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari)0
POSTEAMPTS
1Mercedes433,5
2Red Bull Racing Honda397,5
3McLaren Mercedes240
4Ferrari232,5
5Alpine Renault104
6AlphaTauri Honda92
7Aston Martin Mercedes61
8Williams Mercedes23
9Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari7
10Haas Ferrari0
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