US GP: Qualifying postponed to Sunday

The FIA has decided to postpone qualifying for the United States Grand Prix due to the poor weather conditions in Austin on Saturday.

Although the ruling body decided to run FP3 in the morning, the rain intensified ahead of the grid-deciding session, which is now scheduled for Sunday morning.

Qualifying for the Porsche Supercup was cancelled due to a downpour on track, and Formula 1 followed suit later on as the conditions were deemed treacherous.

The start of the session had initially been delayed by 30 minutes, and was later postponed by another three hours in segments of 30 minutes before giving up. 

Qualifying is now scheduled for 9am local time on Sunday, five hours before the start of the race.

It is the fourth time an F1 qualifying session has been moved to Sunday following the 2004 and 2010 Japanese Grands Prix and the 2013 Australian Grand Prix.

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Series Formula 1
Event United States GP
Track Circuit of the Americas
Article type Breaking news