In one week, the starting lights will go out at the Circuit of the Americas for the Grand Prix of the United States. Nineteen rounds of the World Championship are on the schedule, and this is the second of three races in the United States.
After a race weekend in Qatar that in hindsight could be called a battle, Logan Sargent is looking forward to his second home race. Max Verstappen managed to win in extreme conditions at the Losail International Circuit, where Oscar Piastre also made his calling card in Qatar by winning the sprint race on Saturday. Lewis Hamilton collided with team-mate George Russell in the first corner, and after contact with his younger team-mate, his run ended a few hundred meters later. Sergio Perez is still second in the championship but had a dramatic weekend in Qatar. After qualifying on Friday, he managed to set the thirteenth fastest time, only to be forced out of the sprint race after a pile-up between Esteban Ocon, Nico Hulkenberg and the Mexican Red Bull driver. Things didn’t go well on Sunday, as he was only able to muster one point in the end due to various violations of track limits and associated time penalties.
Circuit of the United States
Since 2012, the Formula 1 scene has traveled to Austin, Texas for the United States Grand Prix. Comes from the hand of American circuit designer Herman Dilke. The circuit has taken many corners from other circuits. Turns 3 to 6 are similar to Silverstone’s Maggots and Becketts. From 12 to 15, it resembles the stadium section of the circuit in Hockenheim. The track has a total of twenty corners and the (race) lap record is still held by Charles Leclerc. The Monegasque ran 1:36.169 in 2019 and has yet to progress. The circuit is 5.5 km long and next weekend’s race will consist of 56 laps on a circuit with two TRS zones.
Preliminary weather forecast
After Sanaa in Qatar, drivers in Texas face slightly pleasanter temperatures. For example, the preliminary weather forecast points to a weekend in which the mercury will reach 30 degrees Celsius each day. Teams don’t have to count on rain because the chance of precipitation is exactly zero.
Ranking of Constructors
United States Grand Prix Schedule
Like Qatar, race weekend in Austin is a sprint weekend. This means teams and drivers only have one free practice session to find the right setup. First practice starts at 7.30pm on Friday. It’s time to qualify for Sunday’s main race at 11:00pm. The Sprint Shootout will be held on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. In qualifying, the starting grid for the sprint race at 00:00 is determined. Time for the United States Grand Prix on Sunday at 9:00 p.m.
Friday 20 October
7:30 PM: First free practice
11:00 PM: Grand Prix Qualifying
Saturday 21 October
7:30 PM: Sprint Shootout
Sunday, October 22
9:00pm: United States Grand Prix
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