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United States Grand Prix 2021

How to watch the 2021 F1 United States Grand Prix

The 2021 United States Grand Prix will take place between the 22nd and 24th of October. Here's everything you need to know about the session times and where you can watch all the F1 action unfold.

Formula 1 heads to the United States for Round 17 of the 2021 championship, as the season edges closer to the finish line.

As has been the case for much of the season, all eyes will be on the battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.

The Red Bull driver holds a six-point advantage with six races remaining, and it's all to play for as the teams head to the Circuit of the Americas for the first time since 2019.

RacingNews365.com will be on hand to cover all of the action and you can find our live blog to follow every second of the United States Grand Prix.

We will have exclusive interviews, news and analysis throughout the entire weekend in Austin.

When is the 2021 United States GP?*

It's a standard weekend of action, albeit a little later than usual, at the Circuit of the Americas, where the Grand Prix is set to take place over 56 laps on Sunday afternoon.

Friday sees the usual practice schedule of two 60-minute sessions. FP1 will take place on Friday at 17:30 UK time, with FP2 following at 21:00.

Heading into Saturday, there is another hour of practice with FP3 at 19:00 before qualifying at 22:00, when the all-important pole position will be up for grabs. This will determine the grid for Sunday's United States Grand Prix, which takes place at 20:00.

*Add one hour for CET times

2021 F1 United States GP time schedule

Date Event Time (BST) Time (Local)
Friday 22 October Practice 1 17:30 - 18:30 11:30 - 12:30
Friday 22 October Practice 2 21:00 - 22:00 15:00 - 16:00
Saturday 23 October Practice 3 19:00 - 20:00 13:00 - 14:00
Saturday 23 October Qualifying 22:00 - 23:00 16:00 - 17:00
Sunday 23 October Race 20:00 - 22:00 (56 laps) 14:00 - 16:00

How can I watch the 2021 United States GP?

In the United Kingdom, the United States Grand Prix will air live and exclusively on Sky Sports F1. Coverage of the race will begin at 18:30 BST/19:30 CET with the likes of Martin Brundle, Damon Hill, Nico Rosberg, Karun Chandhok and Paul Di Resta at the venue.

Race highlights will be shown on Channel 4 on Sunday evening. The programme airs at midnight with commentary from Alex Jacques and David Coulthard.

It will also be available to watch on the All 4 on demand service. Details of various broadcasters across different locations can be found below.

Where to watch the 2021 United States GP

Country Broadcaster
UK and Ireland Sky Sports F1/Channel 4 (Highlights)
United States ESPN 2/3/News, ABC
Canada TSN/RDS
India Star Sports Select 2/Hotstar (Online)
Australia Fox Sports
South Africa Supersport


Another way to view the United States Grand Prix is through F1 TV, F1's own digital streaming platform that helps you get inside the pit lane while accessing real-time statistics and timing, along with historical content.

Users can live stream every track session for every Grand Prix in 2021, along with access to all the onboard cameras and team radios for your favourite drivers. In addition to Formula 1 content, you can also watch F2, F3 and the Porsche Supercup championships.

Click here to find out more.

Can I listen to the United States GP on the radio?

There will be live coverage of the 2021 United States Grand Prix on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra. Coverage begins at 19:45 BST/20:45 CET.

Commentary will come from Jack Nicholls and former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer.

F1 2021 US Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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