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.

Formula 1 United States Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch, channel
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Valtteri Bottas set the overall pace on Friday, leading his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton with a time of 1m34.874s.

Red Bull's Sergio Perez topped the second practice of the day, but his best lap was only third-quickest on the overall timesheets.

Perez's teammate Max Verstappen ended some way off the pace in both sessions after a run-in with Hamilton's Mercedes in FP2.

What time does qualifying for the United States Grand Prix start?

Qualifying for the United States Grand Prix will begin at 16:00 local time (-5 GMT) at Circuit of the Americas. The three-part session will last approximately one hour.

  • Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021 
  • Start time: 21:00 GMT / 22:00 BST / 23:00 CEST / 23:00 SAT / 00:00 EAT (Sunday) / 17:00 ET / 14:00 PT / 07:00 AEST (Sunday) / 06:00 JST (Sunday) / 02:30 IST (Sunday)

Can’t find your country or region in the list? Check the 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 qualifying?

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 - ESPNEWS
  • 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 qualifying?

Viewers from selected countries can subscribe to F1 TV to stream qualifying on a device of their choice. Some local broadcasters such as Sky TV (UK), Movistar (Spain), Disney+ Hotstar (India) also offer their own on-demand service. 

Live commentary

Motorsport.com will bring the latest updates from Austin throughout the weekend, including live commentary during qualifying on Saturday.

United States Grand Prix - FP1 results:

Cla Driver Chassis Time Gap
1 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1'34.874  
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'34.919 0.045
3 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull 1'35.806 0.932
4 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1'36.334 1.460
5 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1'36.508 1.634
6 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1'36.611 1.737
7 Mexico Sergio Perez Red Bull 1'36.798 1.924
8 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren 1'36.855 1.981
9 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1'36.874 2.000
10 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 1'36.876 2.002
11 United Kingdom George Russell Williams 1'36.966 2.092
12 France Esteban Ocon Alpine 1'36.970 2.096
13 Canada Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1'36.972 2.098
14 Germany Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1'36.982 2.108
15 Spain Fernando Alonso Alpine 1'37.068 2.194
16 Australia Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1'37.458 2.584
17 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams 1'37.463 2.589
18 Japan Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1'37.954 3.080
19 Germany Mick Schumacher Haas 1'38.866 3.992
20 Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin Haas 1'42.239 7.365

United States Grand Prix - FP2 results:

Cla Driver Chassis Time Gap
1 Mexico Sergio Perez Red Bull 1'34.946  
2 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren 1'35.203 0.257
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'35.310 0.364
4 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1'35.360 0.414
5 Australia Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1'35.457 0.511
6 Canada Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1'35.561 0.615
7 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1'35.572 0.626
8 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull 1'35.824 0.878
9 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1'35.919 0.973
10 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1'36.138 1.192
11 France Esteban Ocon Alpine 1'36.158 1.212
12 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1'36.242 1.296
13 Spain Fernando Alonso Alpine 1'36.376 1.430
14 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 1'36.558 1.612
15 Germany Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1'36.718 1.772
16 Japan Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1'36.983 2.037
17 Germany Mick Schumacher Haas 1'37.041 2.095
18 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams 1'37.254 2.308
19 United Kingdom George Russell Williams 1'37.490 2.544
20 Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin Haas 1'38.026 3.080
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