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United States Circuit of the Americas
21 Oct - 24 Oct
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Red Bull: Too brutal to have pitted Perez for Austin F1 fastest lap

Red Bull thinks it would have been "brutal" for Sergio Perez to sacrifice a podium at Formula 1's United States Grand Prix just to deny Lewis Hamilton fastest lap point.

How Red Bull’s aggressive strategy led to US GP glory

Max Verstappen scored an important victory in his bid for a maiden Formula 1 world championship on Sunday as Red Bull’s audacious strategy won him the United States Grand Prix.

Seidl: Sainz was "clever" to let Norris by before DRS zone

McLaren Formula 1 team principal Andreas Seidl admits Ferrari's Carlos Sainz was "clever" to let Lando Norris by at the US Grand Prix right before a DRS zone, so he could easily grab the position back.

Horner: "Chuck the form book away" in F1 title run-in

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says the form book should be chucked away ahead of the next Formula 1 race in Mexico City.

Brundle asks for ‘manners and respect’ over grid walks

Sky Formula 1 expert Martin Brundle has urged celebrities' entourages to show some ‘manners and respect’ after a Grid Walk spurn at the United States Grand Prix.

Red Bull feared Schumacher would cost Verstappen US GP win

Red Bull feared backmarker Mick Schumacher would cost Max Verstappen victory in Formula 1's United States Grand Prix after he failed to get out of the way late on.

Mercedes: Eighth-lap stop could have helped Hamilton win F1 US GP

Mercedes reckons a bold strategy in pitting Lewis Hamilton as early as lap eight of the United States Grand Prix could have helped it beat Formula 1 rival Max Verstappen.

10 things we learned from F1’s 2021 United States Grand Prix

The return of the United States Grand Prix to the Formula 1 calendar was well received by a sellout crowd, who watched Max Verstappen and Red Bull deliver a timely victory. Autosport picks out the key talking points as Sergio Perez again proved his worth, track limits returned to the agenda and momentum swung in the constructors' championship race

Mazepin’s "painful" US GP not helped by headrest coming off

Haas Formula 1 driver Nikita Mazepin says a "boring" and "painful" United States Grand Prix was not helped by his headrest coming off at one point.

Autosport Podcast: United States GP review

The United States Grand Prix was another thrilling instalment of the 2021 Formula 1 season, in which Max Verstappen brilliantly held off Lewis Hamilton for victory.

Ricciardo "happy to be dirty" in Sainz Austin F1 battle

Daniel Ricciardo has no qualms about accusations he got a bit "dirty" in his intense fight with Carlos Sainz Jr in Formula 1's United States Grand Prix.

The key details that boosted Red Bull and held back Hamilton in Verstappen’s USA victory

As the 2021 Formula 1 title battle winds towards its climax, the United States GP added another thrilling act in the Lewis Hamilton-Max Verstappen battle. Although Hamilton aced the start, Verstappen and Red Bull took the initiative with strategy and were richly rewarded, despite Mercedes' best efforts as the race went down to the wire

Perez was in "survival mode" amid illness struggle in US GP

Sergio Perez felt he was in "survival mode" after struggling with illness through Sunday's Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, calling it "the longest race of my life".

US Grand Prix Driver Ratings

On a baking hot afternoon at the returning Circuit of the Americas, Formula 1 drivers were tested to their limits. As the pressure on the title contending squads reaches an ever-greater level of intensity, the foremost challengers again showed their class, but were outshone by a standout drive from the upper midfield

FIA plans F1 driver talks over "marginal" Raikkonen call

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi plans talks with drivers after what he says was a "marginal" call in the United States Grand Prix on Kimi Raikkonen's Fernando Alonso pass.

Wolff: Mercedes couldn’t match Red Bull’s aggressive US GP strategy

Toto Wolff says Mercedes couldn't match Red Bull’s early pitstop with Max Verstappen to prevent Lewis Hamilton from losing the Formula 1 race lead in Austin, calling the move “courageous”.

Alonso baffled by "strange" FIA call on Raikkonen move in US GP

Fernando Alonso thinks it is ‘strange’ Kimi Raikkonen was allowed to overtake him off track at Formula 1’s United States Grand Prix, when other drivers had to give back positions.

Hamilton unsure what Mercedes could have done to beat Red Bull

Lewis Hamilton says he is not sure what Mercedes could have done differently to beat Red Bull in Austin on Sunday after losing ground in the Formula 1 title race.

Red Bull: Verstappen’s tyres “down to the canvas” made US GP win doubtful

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says the state of Max Verstappen’s tyres at the end of his second stint left him sceptical about winning Formula 1’s United States Grand Prix.

Verstappen felt unsure aggressive strategy could beat Hamilton for US GP win

Max Verstappen felt unsure Red Bull’s aggressive strategy would be enough to win him the United States Grand Prix as he extended his Formula 1 championship lead in Austin.

F1 United States GP race results: Verstappen wins in Austin

Red Bull's Max Verstappen won the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on Sunday after a tense battle with Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.

F1 United States GP: Verstappen holds off Hamilton charge for victory

Max Verstappen held off a charging Lewis Hamilton to win Formula 1’s 2021 US Grand Prix, as their teams diverged on strategy after Hamilton took the lead at Turn 1.

F1 United States GP - Live commentary and updates

Live updates from Formula 1's United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas

How Vettel won the battle not to start last in US GP

Sebastian Vettel won an unusual battle in Formula 1 qualifying in Austin by beating fellow grid penalty takers Fernando Alonso and George Russell to 18th spot on the grid.

Leclerc surprised Ferrari outpaced McLaren in Austin F1 qualifying

Charles Leclerc says he was surprised that Ferrari beat McLaren in Formula 1 qualifying for the United States Grand Prix.

Hamilton: I hope Verstappen and I make it cleanly through Turn 1

Lewis Hamilton “hopes” he and Max Verstappen will get through Turn 1 of Formula 1’s 2021 Austin race without incident, but does not think the event will be settled there.

Why Netflix’s creative licence is a small price for F1 to pay

OPINION: Max Verstappen has voiced his frustration with the hyped-up drama in Drive to Survive, but any downsides of the Netflix show are far outweighed by the positive effect it has had on F1 as a whole - as underlined by the sellout crowd attending this weekend's United States Grand Prix

Bottas: Ferrari and McLaren F1 drivers will be hard to pass in US GP

Valtteri Bottas admits that the Ferrari and McLaren drivers will be hard to overtake in the United States Grand Prix, meaning he may struggle to recover from his grid penalty.

Alpine changed Alonso's engine in Austin for performance gain

Alpine says that Fernando Alonso’s engine change at Formula 1’s United States Grand Prix was done for performance reasons and not because of reliability concerns.

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

McLaren Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo admits he would have cried if he’d heard Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s response to the Australian driving his father's 1984 Chevrolet NASCAR at Austin.

Wolff denies Cowell departure behind Mercedes F1 engine struggles

Mercedes insists that current struggles with the reliability of its Formula 1 power units are nothing to do with the departure of its former F1 engine chief Andy Cowell.

Mercedes modifies F1 cars to avoid “massacre” on Austin’s bumps

Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff admits that his cars risked not finishing the US Grand Prix had it not taken measure to deal with the Austin circuit’s bumps.

Horner expects "grandstand start" to US GP with Verstappen/Hamilton front row

Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner predicts a "grandstand start" in Sunday's US Grand Prix after title rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton qualified on the front row.

F1 United States Grand Prix – Start time, how to watch & more

Max Verstappen will start from pole position for Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas. Here's how and when you can watch the race.

Red Bull unsure of cause of Verstappen's cracked rear wing

Red Bull remains unsure of the cause of the hairline crack in Max Verstappen’s rear wing that gave it some pre-qualifying concerns at Formula 1’s United States Grand Prix.

Verstappen feared late drizzle would scupper US GP pole chance

Max Verstappen wasn’t sure that he would snatch pole position from Lewis Hamilton at Formula 1’s United States Grand Prix after drizzle started falling on his final run.

Hamilton: Mercedes ‘fell back a little bit’ through US GP qualifying

Lewis Hamilton found qualifying for the United States Grand Prix to be “a bit of a struggle” after missing out on pole to Formula 1 title rival Max Verstappen in Austin.

F1 Grand Prix qualifying results: Verstappen takes US pole

Max Verstappen took pole position for the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas, the 17th round of the 2021 F1 World Championship, ahead of title rival Lewis Hamilton.

F1 United States GP: Verstappen beats Hamilton to pole position

Max Verstappen beat 2021 Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the 2021 US Grand Prix, with Sergio Perez third after leading the way early in Q3.

F1 United States GP: Perez leads FP3, Hamilton and Verstappen fastest laps deleted

Red Bull driver Sergio Perez has set the fastest time in third free practice for the US Formula 1 Grand Prix, while Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen saw their fastest laps deleted.

Alonso set for grid penalty at COTA after F1 engine change

Fernando Alonso will start the United States Grand Prix from the back of the grid after Alpine elected to fit a fresh Formula 1 engine.

Wolff challenge triggered Zak Brown’s shock tattoo

McLaren CEO Zak Brown has revealed he faced his "greatest fear" in getting a tattoo as part of a challenge laid down by fellow Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff.

F1 US Grand Prix Live Commentary and Updates - FP3 & Qualifying

Live commentary and updates from Formula 1's US Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas.

COTA boss: Winning American driver could sustain three or four F1 races

Austin circuit boss Bobby Epstein reckons “a winning American driver can sustain the three or four” Formula 1 races in the USA.

Alfa Romeo cleared the air with Giovinazzi over Turkey F1 team orders

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 chief Frederic Vasseur says the team has cleared the air with Antonio Giovinazzi after he disobeyed a call to let Kimi Raikkonen pass in Turkey.

How Mercedes went from Austin practice domination to "very tight at the front" with Red Bull

Mercedes has been on a roll of late in the ultra-tight fight to win the 2021 Formula 1 world championship. It started off well in practice at Austin for this weekend’s US Grand Prix, but Red Bull got closer as Friday unfolded and even seemed to find an edge in one critical area of what seems set to be another close contest

Sargeant's future "looking difficult" before Williams F1 Academy signing

Logan Sargeant says his continued participation on the Formula 1 single seater ladder was “looking difficult” before he signed up to join Williams’ Driver Academy.  

Fittipaldi says 2022 F1 calendar is "too much" for drivers

Double Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi believes 2022's 23-race calendar is "too much" and he doesn't understand how drivers can cope with its "crazy" demands.

Hamilton: F1's US popularity enjoying "steepest rise" amid Liberty push

Lewis Hamilton says Formula 1’s popularity in the United States is enjoying its "steepest rise", as the sport’s owners make a big push in the country.

F1 United States GP qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

Sergio Perez topped Friday’s second practice after Valtteri Bottas set the outright fastest time in FP1 at Formula 1's United States Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

Horner: Mercedes struggles on engine reliability "very unusual"

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes Mercedes’ current engine reliability struggles are “very unusual” and could play a “key role” in deciding the Formula 1 title race.

Brown: "Very flattering" for McLaren to top F1 global fan survey

Zak Brown found it “very flattering” to see McLaren get voted as Formula 1’s favourite team in the biggest-ever global fan survey earlier this week.

What's behind Mercedes' F1 straightline performance gains?

Mercedes has dismissed the idea that it is running a ride-height control device on its W12 Formula 1 car, although the rear has been seen lowering during the straights. 

Verstappen 'didn't really understand' Hamilton US GP FP2 wheel-to-wheel battle

Max Verstappen says he didn’t understand what happened with Lewis Hamilton that resulted in the Formula 1 title contenders briefly going wheel-to-wheel in practice.

F1 Grand Prix practice results: Bottas, Perez fastest in Austin

Valtteri Bottas recorded the fastest time on the opening day of United States Grand Prix practice at the Circuit of the Americas, the 17th round of the 2021 Formula 1 world championship season.

F1 United States GP: Perez tops FP2, traffic leaves Verstappen eighth

Sergio Perez topped FP2 at Formula 1’s 2021 US Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton third after losing a faster time running too wide and traffic problems leaving Max Verstappen eighth.

Mercedes dismisses Red Bull "noise" on F1 straightline device

Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff has downplayed speculation from Red Bull that his team is employing a trick device to increase straightline speed.

Mercedes ‘suffering with reliability’ on engines after Austin penalties

Toto Wolff has warned Mercedes' ongoing Formula 1 engine issue is "not trivial" after seeing Valtteri Bottas and two customer teams take penalties for the United States Grand Prix.

F1 United States GP: Bottas leads dominant Mercedes 1-2 in FP1

Valtteri Bottas set the pace in opening practice for the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, leading Mercedes to a comfortable 1-2 finish ahead of Red Bull.

Bottas set for third F1 engine penalty in four races at US GP

Valtteri Bottas will face a grid penalty for the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix after Mercedes opted to take a fresh engine ahead of Friday's running in Austin.