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United States Circuit of the Americas
21 Oct - 24 Oct
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Alonso baffled by ‘strange’ FIA call on Raikkonen move

Fernando Alonso thinks it ‘strange’ that Kimi Raikkonen was allowed to overtake him off track at Formula 1’s United States Grand Prix, when other drivers had to give back positions.

Hamilton unsure how Mercedes might have beaten Red Bull

Lewis Hamilton says he’s not sure what Mercedes could have done differently to beat Red Bull in Austin on Sunday after losing ground in the Formula 1 title race.

Down-to-canvas hards left Red Bull doubtful of Verstappen win

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says the state of Max Verstappen’s tyres at the end of his second stint left him sceptical about winning Formula 1’s United States Grand Prix.

Verstappen felt unsure aggressive strategy beat Hamilton for US GP win

Max Verstappen felt unsure Red Bull’s aggressive strategy would be enough to win him the United States Grand Prix as he extended his Formula 1 championship lead in Austin.

F1 Grand Prix race results: Verstappen wins US GP in Austin

Red Bull's Max Verstappen won the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on Sunday after a tense battle with Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.

US GP: Verstappen holds off Hamilton to win in Austin

Max Verstappen held off a charging Lewis Hamilton to win Formula 1's 2021 US Grand Prix, as their teams diverged on strategy after Hamilton took the lead at Turn 1.

The United States GP as it happened

Live updates from Formula 1's United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas

Hamilton: I hope Verstappen and I make it cleanly through Turn 1

Lewis Hamilton “hopes” he and Max Verstappen will get through Turn 1 of Formula 1’s 2021 Austin race without incident, but does not think the event will be settled there.

How Vettel won the battle not to start last in US GP

Sebastian Vettel won an unusual battle in Formula 1 qualifying in Austin by beating fellow grid penalty takers Fernando Alonso and George Russell to 18th spot on the grid.

Leclerc surprised Ferrari outpaced McLaren in Austin F1 qualifying

Charles Leclerc says he was surprised that Ferrari beat McLaren in Formula 1 qualifying for the United States Grand Prix.

Why Netflix's creative licence is a small price for F1 to pay

OPINION: Max Verstappen has voiced his frustration with the hyped-up drama in Drive to Survive, but any downsides of the Netflix show are far outweighed by the positive effect it has had on F1 as a whole - as underlined by the sellout crowd attending this weekend's United States Grand Prix

Bottas: Ferrari, McLaren F1 drivers will be hard to pass in US GP

Valtteri Bottas admits that the Ferrari and McLaren drivers will be hard to overtake in the Formula 1 US GP, and thus he may struggle to recover from his grid penalty.

Alpine changed Alonso's F1 engine in Austin for performance gain

Alpine says that Fernando Alonso’s engine change at Formula 1’s United States Grand Prix was done for performance reasons and not because of reliability concerns.

Mercedes modifies F1 cars to avoid “massacre” on Austin’s bumps

Toto Wolff admits that the Mercedes Formula 1 team risked not finishing the US GP had it not taken measure to deal with the Austin circuit’s bumps.

Mercedes denies Cowell absence behind F1 engine struggles

Mercedes insists that current struggles with power unit reliability are nothing to do with the departure of its former F1 engine chief Andy Cowell.

Horner expects "grandstand start" with Verstappen-Hamilton front row

Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner is predicting a "grandstand start" in Sunday's Formula 1 US Grand Prix after title rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton qualified on the front row.

Formula 1 United States Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

Formula 1 travels to the Circuit of the Americas this weekend for the United States Grand Prix. Here's how you can watch the race.

Ricciardo “would have cried” if he’d heard Earnhardt’s comments

McLaren ace Daniel Ricciardo admits he would have cried if he’d heard Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s response to him driving the ex-Earnhardt Sr. 1984 Chevrolet NASCAR at Circuit of The Americas.

Red Bull unsure of cause of Verstappen's cracked rear wing

Red Bull remains unsure of the cause of the hairline crack in Max Verstappen’s rear wing that gave it some concerns ahead of qualifying at Formula 1’s United States Grand Prix.

F1 Grand Prix qualifying results: Verstappen takes US pole

Max Verstappen took pole position for the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas, the 17th round of the 2021 F1 World Championship, ahead of title rival Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton: Mercedes ‘fell back a little’ through practice, qualifying

Lewis Hamilton found qualifying for the United States Grand Prix to be “a bit of a struggle” after missing out on pole to Formula 1 title rival Max Verstappen in Austin.

Verstappen feared late drizzle would scupper US GP pole chance

Max Verstappen wasn’t sure that he would snatch pole position from Lewis Hamilton’s grasp at Formula 1’s United States Grand Prix after drizzle started falling on his final run.

US GP: Verstappen denies Hamilton pole by 0.2s

Max Verstappen beat 2021 Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the 2021 US Grand Prix, with Sergio Perez third after leading the way early in Q3.

US GP qualifying as it happened

Live commentary and updates from Formula 1's US Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas.

US GP: Perez tops final practice from Sainz, Verstappen

Red Bull driver Sergio Perez set the fastest time in third free practice for the US Formula 1 Grand Prix, while Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen saw their fastest laps deleted.

Alonso set for grid penalty at COTA after F1 engine change

Fernando Alonso will start the United States Grand Prix from the back of the grid after Alpine elected to fit a fresh Formula 1 engine.

Wolff F1 challenge triggered Zak Brown's tattoo

McLaren CEO Zak Brown has revealed he faced his "greatest fear" in getting a tattoo as part of a challenge laid down by fellow Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff.

COTA boss: Winning American driver could sustain four F1 races

Austin circuit boss Bobby Epstein reckons “a winning American driver can sustain the three or four” Formula 1 races in the USA.

US GP: Latest F1 technical developments direct from pitlane

Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Why long-run times should please Red Bull in Austin F1 battle

Mercedes has been on a roll of late in the ultra-tight fight to win the 2021 Formula 1 world championship. It started off well in practice at Austin for this weekend’s US Grand Prix, but Red Bull got closer as Friday unfolded and even seemed to find an edge in one critical area of what seems set to be set to be another close contest.

Horner: Mercedes' struggles with F1 engine reliability "very unusual"

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes Mercedes’ current engine reliability struggles are “very unusual” and could play a “key role” in deciding the Formula 1 title race.

Hamilton: F1's popularity in US enjoying "steepest rise" amid Liberty push

Lewis Hamilton says Formula 1’s popularity in the United States is enjoying its ‘steepest rise’, as the sport’s owners make a big push in the country.

Brown: "Very flattering" for McLaren to top F1 global fan survey

Zak Brown found it “very flattering” to see McLaren get voted as Formula 1’s favourite team in the biggest-ever global fan survey earlier this week.

What's behind Mercedes' F1 straightline performance gains?

Mercedes has dismissed the idea that it is running a ride-height control device on its W12 Formula 1 car, although the rear has been seen lowering during the straights. 

Formula 1 United States Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch, channel

Austin plays host to the 17th round of the 2021 Formula 1 season. Here's how you can watch qualifying for the United States Grand Prix.

Ricciardo reveals Dale Earnhardt Sr tribute helmet for US GP weekend

Daniel Ricciardo has revealed his Dale Earnhardt Sr tribute helmet design for the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix and his NASCAR demo run this weekend.

Verstappen 'didn't really understand' Hamilton FP2 F1 clash

Max Verstappen says he didn’t understand what happened with Lewis Hamilton that resulted in the Formula 1 title contenders briefly going wheel-to-wheel in practice.

F1 Grand Prix practice results: Bottas, Perez fastest in Austin

Valtteri Bottas recorded the fastest time on the opening day of United States Grand Prix practice at the Circuit of the Americas, the 17th round of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship season.

US GP: Perez quickest from Norris, Hamilton in FP2

Sergio Perez topped FP2 at Formula 1's 2021 US Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton third after losing a faster time running too wide and traffic problems leaving Max Verstappen eighth.

US GP practice as it happened

Follow all the action from the United Grand Prix as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

Mercedes dismisses Red Bull "noise" on F1 straightline device

Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff has downplayed speculation from Red Bull that his team is employing a trick device to increase straightline speed.

Mercedes "suffering with reliability" on F1 engines

Toto Wolff has warned Mercedes' ongoing Formula 1 engine issue is "not trivial" after seeing Valtteri Bottas and two customer teams take penalties for the United States Grand Prix.

US GP: Bottas leads Hamilton, Verstappen in FP1

Valtteri Bottas set the pace in opening practice for the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, leading Mercedes to a comfortable 1-2 finish ahead of Red Bull.

Bottas set for third F1 engine penalty in four races at US GP

Valtteri Bottas will face a grid penalty for the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix after Mercedes opted to take a fresh engine ahead of Friday's running in Austin.

Russell set for grid penalty after F1 engine change in US GP

Williams driver George Russell will take a new Mercedes Formula 1 engine from the start of the US Grand Prix weekend, Motorsport.com has learned.

Williams adds US driver Sargeant to academy ranks on long-term deal

Williams has announced the signing of Logan Sargeant to its Formula 1 driver academy on a long-term deal.

How Verstappen and Hamilton are viewing the F1 title run-in

With six races remaining and just six points separating them, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton are braced for the closest Formula 1 title run-in in recent history.

Alonso on Herta talk: Motorsports is much more than F1

Alpine's Fernando Alonso says IndyCar star Colton Herta should follow his own career plan amid talk over a future Formula 1 switch, pointing out "motorsport is much more than F1".

Bottas unaware of possible Andretti F1 buyout during Alfa Romeo talks

Valtteri Bottas says he was unaware of discussions surrounding US motorsport marque Andretti possibly buying the Sauber-run Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team when he signed to race there in 2022.

COTA boss: Bumps "aren't an issue" for F1 cars after MotoGP complaints

Austin circuit boss Bobby Epstein says bumps “aren't an issue” for Formula 1 cars, following concerns about the surface being expressed by drivers ahead of the 2021 US Grand Prix.

Vettel hopes Verstappen has better F1 title fight against Hamilton than he did

Sebastian Vettel wants Max Verstappen to have ‘a better car or better position’ to fight for the Formula 1 world title against Lewis Hamilton than he did during their championship battles.

Norris glad to influence young fans after F1 survey result

Lando Norris felt glad to have a positive influence on the youngest generation of Formula 1 fans after his popularity was revealed in the biggest-ever global survey on Thursday.

Sainz: "Quite different" feeling of 2022 F1 cars an open secret among drivers

Carlos Sainz Jr says it is an open secret among Formula 1 drivers that the 2022 cars are behaving ‘quite different’ in simulators compared to the current models.

Vettel to get US GP grid drop as Aston Martin changes F1 engine

Sebastian Vettel is braced for a challenging Formula 1 United States Grand Prix after revealing Aston Martin has changed the engine on his car for the race weekend.

F1 drivers welcome double yellow lap deletions

Formula 1 drivers have welcomed the FIA's plan to delete any laptimes achieved by cars that pass through a double waved yellow zone in practice and qualifying.

Leclerc: Travel exemption mix-up led to New York detour before US GP

Charles Leclerc explained that a mix-up over his travel exemption document led to an unplanned trip to New York ahead of Formula 1's visit to Austin this weekend.

Alonso believes Formula 1 will ‘always need’ DRS

Fernando Alonso believes that Formula 1 will “always need” DRS with its future technical regulations, and that it will remain a “useful tool” for drivers.

F1 Form Guide: US Grand Prix

Bottas on a roll, a ‘predictable’ podium, Ricciardo’s revolution and a ‘win’ for Williams? Here are some tips for this weekend in Austin.

What Verstappen is risking with his current stance on 2021 F1 world title defeat

OPINION: Max Verstappen is back in the lead of the 2021 Formula 1 drivers’ championship, with the season’s final flyaway events set to get underway in the USA this weekend. But a defensive stance he’s recently adopted could have a lasting impact for the Red Bull driver when it comes to his chances of defeating Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes

2021 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix session timings and preview

Formula 1 will make its first visit to America in two years for the United States Grand Prix. Here's how you can follow this weekend's action.