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.

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

Fans can expect a thrilling battle at the front of the field, with title rivals Max Verstappen (Red Bull) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) lining up alongside each other on the front row.

Sergio Perez will start third on the grid ahead of the Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.

A five-place grid penalty for an engine change means Valtteri Bottas will take the start in ninth.

When is the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix

The 2021 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix will begin at 15:00 local time (+3 GMT) at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

  • Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021 
  • Start time: 19:00 GMT / 20:00 BST / 21:00 CEST / 21:00 SAT / 22:00 EAT / 15:00 ET / 14:00 CT / 12:00 PT / 05:00 AEST (Monday) / 04:00 JST (Monday) / 00:30 IST (Monday)

Can’t find your country or region in the list? Check the Formula 1 schedule page for the broadcast times in your local timezone.

2021 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix session timings in different timezones

Session

GMT

BST

CEST

ET

PT

AEST

JST

IST

FP1

16:30

17:30

18:30

12:30

09:30

02:30¹

01:30¹

22:00

FP2

20:00

21:00

22:00

16:00

13:00

06:00¹

05:00¹

01:30¹

FP3

18:00

19:00

20:00

14:00

11:00

04:00¹

03:00¹

23:30

Qualifying

21:00

22:00

23:00

17:00

14:00

07:00¹

06:00¹

02:30¹

Race 

19:00

20:00

21:00

15:00

12:00

05:00¹

04:00¹

00:30¹

How can I watch the United States Grand Prix?

Formula 1 is broadcast live in nearly every country around the world. 

Europe

  • Austria - Servus TV / ORF
  • Belgium - RTBF
  • Denmark - TV3 / TV3 Sport / Viasat
  • Finland - MTV
  • France - Canal+
  • Germany - Sky
  • Hungary - M4
  • Italy - Sky
  • Netherlands - Ziggo
  • Poland - Eleven Sports
  • Portugal - Eleven Sports
  • Spain - Movistar / DAZN
  • Sweden - Viasat
  • Switzerland - SRF / RSI / RTS
  • UK - Sky Sports F1

Americas

  • USA - ABC (ESPN Network)
  • Canada - RDS / TSN / Discovery Velocity
  • Latin America - Fox Sports / ESPN

Asia

  • China - CCTV / Tencent / Guangdong TV
  • India - Star Sports
  • Japan - Fuji Television
  • Russia - Match TV
  • Turkey - S Sport
  • Rest of Asia - Fox Sports

Oceania

  • Australia - Fox Sports / Network 10
  • New Zealand - Spark Sports

Africa

  • Africa - SuperSport

Can I stream the United States Grand Prix?

Viewers can subscribe to F1 TV in selected countries to stream the race on a device of their choice.

Sky Sports and Movistar also offer their own live streaming service in the UK and Spain respectively.

United States Grand Prix - Starting grid:

Cla Driver Chassis Time Gap
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull 1'32.910  
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'33.119 0.209
3 Mexico Sergio Perez Red Bull 1'33.134 0.224
4 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1'33.606 0.696
5 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1'33.792 0.882
6 Australia Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1'33.808 0.898
7 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren 1'33.887 0.977
8 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1'34.118 1.208
9 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1'33.475 0.565
10 Japan Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1'34.918 2.008
11 France Esteban Ocon Alpine 1'35.377 2.467
12 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1'35.794 2.884
13 Canada Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1'35.983 3.073
14 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams 1'35.995 3.085
15 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 1'36.311 3.401
16 Germany Mick Schumacher Haas 1'36.499 3.589
17 Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin Haas 1'36.796 3.886
18 Germany Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1'35.500 2.590
19 United Kingdom George Russell Williams    
20 Spain Fernando Alonso Alpine 1'44.549 11.639
shares
comments
Ricciardo “would have cried” if he’d heard Earnhardt’s comments
Previous article

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

Next article

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

Horner expects "grandstand start" with Verstappen-Hamilton front row
Load comments
How getting sacked from Benetton made Mercedes' Allison Prime

How getting sacked from Benetton made Mercedes' Allison

He’s had a hand in world championship-winning Formula 1 cars for Benetton, Renault and Mercedes, and was also a cog in the Schumacher-Ferrari axis. Having recently ‘moved upstairs’ as Mercedes chief technical officer, James Allison tells Stuart Codling about his career path and why being axed by Benetton was one of the best things that ever happened to him.

Formula 1
Nov 28, 2021
The remarkable qualities that propelled Kubica’s F1 comeback Prime

The remarkable qualities that propelled Kubica’s F1 comeback

It’s easy to look at Robert Kubica’s second Formula 1 career and feel a sense of sadness that he didn’t reach the heights for which he seemed destined. But as Ben Anderson discovered, performance and results are almost meaningless in this context – something more fundamental and incredible happened…

Formula 1
Nov 27, 2021
The humbling changes Ricciardo made to deliver for McLaren Prime

The humbling changes Ricciardo made to deliver for McLaren

From being lapped by his own teammate in Monaco to winning at Monza, it’s been a tumultuous first season at McLaren for Daniel Ricciardo. But, as he tells STUART CODLING, there’s more to the story of his turnaround than having a lovely summer holiday during Formula 1's summer break...

Formula 1
Nov 26, 2021
The potential benefits of losing the F1 constructors' title Prime

The potential benefits of losing the F1 constructors' title

As the battle continues to rage over the F1 2021 drivers' championship, teams up and down the grid are turning their attentions to the prize money attributed to each position in the constructors' standings. But F1's sliding scale rules governing wind tunnel and CFD use will soften the blow for those who miss out on the top places

Formula 1
Nov 25, 2021
The invisible enemy that's made Hamilton's title charge tougher Prime

The invisible enemy that's made Hamilton's title charge tougher

After winning his past few Formula 1 titles as a canter, Lewis Hamilton currently trails Max Verstappen by eight points heading into the final double-header of 2021. Although Red Bull has been his biggest on-track challenge, Hamilton feels that he has just as much to grapple with away from the circuit

Formula 1
Nov 24, 2021
Why F1's inconvenient penalties have to stay Prime

Why F1's inconvenient penalties have to stay

OPINION: Quibbles over the length of time taken by Formula 1's stewards over decisions are entirely valid. But however inconvenient it is, there can be no questioning the importance of having clearly defined rules that everyone understands and can stick to. Recent events have shown that ambiguity could have big consequences

Formula 1
Nov 23, 2021
The mistakes Red Bull cannot afford to repeat in F1 2021's title fight climax Prime

The mistakes Red Bull cannot afford to repeat in F1 2021's title fight climax

OPINION: Red Bull has had Formula 1’s fastest package for most of 2021, but in several of the title run-in events it has wasted the RB16B’s potential. It cannot afford to do so again with Lewis Hamilton motoring back towards Max Verstappen in the drivers’ standings with two rounds remaining

Formula 1
Nov 23, 2021
Qatar Grand Prix driver ratings Prime

Qatar Grand Prix driver ratings

Qatar was a virtual unknown for most as Formula 1 made its inaugural visit to the Gulf state, and tyre management quickly emerged as an even more critical factor than normal. Perhaps then it should come as no surprise that two of the championship's elder statesmen produced standout drives

Formula 1
Nov 22, 2021