Formula 1 | F1 United States Grand Prix presentation and schedules

After moving through Asia for the Singapore and Japanese Grands Prix, F1 will now hold three of the final four races of the season in the Americas.

The first of these will take place this weekend in Austin, at the Circuit of the Americas. The track has hosted Formula 1 since 2012 and will be the tenth edition of the race due to a year absence due to Covid-19.

On the side of the track

The American circle, featured in the calendar since 2012, immediately won unanimous support. A clever mix of directional changes and technical sections make it a real challenge for cars and drivers. Its first corner, an uphill hairpin, provides an impressive sight as twenty single-seaters collide at the start.

Turn 1 – Pole position and Turn 1 are separated by 500 meters, but the drop is no less than 40 meters and you enter the turn once at the top. The track is very wide to offer different trajectories for overtaking.

Turn 3 – Entrance to Les Esses. After rounding Turn 3 at full throttle in seventh gear, you make a very quick right-left-right shift where high downforce is required.

Corners 8/9 – Be careful of the curb on the inside of Corner 9. Cars come there from the 8th corner at a speed of 130 km/h. It must be successful in its output to keep its predecessors within reach of DRS.

Turn 11 – This slow second gear turn leads to the longest straight on the circuit. Good access is essential to facilitate or prevent passing.

Turn 12 – At the end of the one kilometer straight, the hard braking of Turn 12 at 330 km/h represents the best opportunity to overtake the track.

13/16 twists – A series of slow twists, lots of duel scenes in recent editions.

Turn 17/18 – The front fenders are set to prevent any understeer on this double left. These curves should be absorbed at full throttle with the new F1s.

Turn 19 – A small, medium speed curve that is easy to pass wide.

Turn 20 – The final corner leads to the pit straight, the second DRS area.

Existing forces

If the Milton Keynes team is unbeaten at the Austrian Grand Prix since July 10, what else can you imagine than Red Bull’s victory in Austin. Max Verstappen will be the favorite at the circuit he won last year.

At the back, Ferrari could face some resistance in the re-qualifying phase, with Charles Leclerc even aiming for pole position. But we know that it is more difficult in the race for the Maranello team.

Mercedes could be in for some trouble depending on how Austin’s knocks affect the W13. At the rear, we expect to see the Alpine F1 back in fourth place in the field, with the question of whether the team will approach Mercedes in terms of performance.

Calendar of the US Grand Prix

The United States Grand Prix times are the latest of the season, with the day starting at 9pm each day and practice ending after midnight on Friday and Saturday.

– Friday, October 21

21:00 – 22:00: Free practice 1

00:00-1:30: Free practice 2

– Saturday, October 22

21:00 – 22:00: Free practice 3

00:00-1:00: Qualifying

– Sunday, October 23

21:00-23:00: Race

US Grand Prix winners

year Period Winner Crew
1908 Savannah Louis Wagner fiat
1910 Savannah David Bruce-Brown Benz
1911 Savannah David Bruce-Brown fiat
1912 Milwaukee Caleb Bragg fiat
1914 Santa Monica Eddie Pullen Mercer
1915 San Francisco Dario Resta Peugeot
1916 Santa Monica Hi Wilcox/Johnny Aitken Peugeot
1958 river side Chuck Daigue Scarab-Chevrolet
1959 Sebring Bruce McLaren Cooper Climax
1960 river side Stirling Moss Lotus Climax
1961 Watkins Glen Innes Ireland Lotus Climax
1962 Watkins Glen jim clark Lotus Climax
1963 Watkins Glen Graham Hill BRM
1964 Watkins Glen Graham Hill BRM
1965 Watkins Glen Graham Hill BRM
1966 Watkins Glen jim clark Lotus-BRM
1967 Watkins Glen jim clark Lotus-Ford
1968 Watkins Glen Jackie Stewart Matra Ford
1969 Watkins Glen Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford
1970 Watkins Glen Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford
1971 Watkins Glen Francois Javert Tyrrell Ford
1972 Watkins Glen Jackie Stewart Tyrrell Ford
1973 Watkins Glen Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford
1974 Watkins Glen Carlos Reutemann Brabham Ford
1975 Watkins Glen Niki Lauda Ferrari
1989 phoenix Alain Prost McLaren-Honda
1990 phoenix Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda
1991 phoenix Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda
2000 Indianapolis Michael Schumacher Ferrari
2001 Indianapolis Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes
2002 Indianapolis Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
2003 Indianapolis Michael Schumacher Ferrari
2004 Indianapolis Michael Schumacher Ferrari
2005 Indianapolis Michael Schumacher Ferrari
2006 Indianapolis Michael Schumacher Ferrari
2007 Indianapolis Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes
2012 Austin Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes
2013 Austin Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Renault
2014 Austin Lewis Hamilton mercedes
2015 Austin Lewis Hamilton mercedes
2016 Austin Lewis Hamilton mercedes
2017 Austin Lewis Hamilton mercedes
2018 Austin Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari
2019 Austin Valtteri Bottas mercedes
2021 Austin Max Verstappen Red Bull-Honda

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