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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

Why F1's misunderstood party animal will thrive in retirement Plus

Why F1's misunderstood party animal will thrive in retirement

Three years on from Kimi Raikkonen's last Grand Prix victory at Austin, he is now six races away from ending the longest Formula 1 career in history. His friend and former Ice1 Racing rally team PR man ANTHONY PEACOCK explains why there’s nobody quite like the 2007 world champion and why F1 will miss him (but he won’t miss it)

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.

The 10 greatest drives of lost legend Jo Siffert Plus

The 10 greatest drives of lost legend Jo Siffert

It's 50 years since Jo Siffert was killed in his prime at Brands Hatch. The Swiss scored just two world championship wins in a Formula 1 career spent largely with privateer teams, but showed on numerous occasions in single-seaters and in sportscars with Porsche that he could beat any of the best drivers of his era given the right equipment

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.

Verstappen exclusive: How Red Bull’s ace has become F1 champion material Plus

Verstappen exclusive: How Red Bull’s ace has become F1 champion material

As Red Bull and Honda go all-out for victory in the Japanese engine manufacturer’s last season of its latest Formula 1 dalliance, Max Verstappen finds himself thrust into a compelling title fight with Lewis Hamilton. He told OLEG KARPOV about his evolution into a world championship contender and why Red Bull's no compromise ethos suits him down to the ground

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.

F1 US Grand Prix Live Commentary and Updates - FP1 & FP2

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

Russell set for grid penalty after F1 engine change ahead of US GP

Williams driver George Russell will take a new Mercedes Formula 1 engine from the start of the US Grand Prix weekend, Autosport has learned.

Williams adds US driver Sargeant to academy ranks on long-term deal

Williams has announced the signing of Logan Sargeant to its Formula 1 driver academy on a long-term deal.

Ricciardo reveals Dale Earnhardt Sr tribute helmet for US GP weekend

Daniel Ricciardo has revealed his Dale Earnhardt Sr tribute helmet design for the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix and his NASCAR demo run this weekend.

The six critical factors that could hand F1 2021 glory to Hamilton or Verstappen Plus

The six critical factors that could hand F1 2021 glory to Hamilton or Verstappen

The 2021 Formula 1 title battle is finely poised with six races remaining, as just six points separate championship leader Max Verstappen from seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton. In such a closely-fought season, the outcome could hinge on several small factors playing the way of Red Bull or Mercedes

Alonso sure Herta is happy in IndyCar amid F1 switch rumour

Alpine's Fernando Alonso says IndyCar star Colton Herta should follow his own career plan amid talk over a future Formula 1 switch, pointing out "motorsport is much more than F1".

Sainz: Drivers will have to adapt for "most demanding" 2022 F1 season

Carlos Sainz Jr says that drivers will "need to adapt" for next year’s record 23-race schedule, in particular to stay fresh for the punishing season-ending run of flyaway races.

Can Whitmarsh appointment help Aston succeed where its F1 rivals failed? Plus

Can Whitmarsh appointment help Aston succeed where its F1 rivals failed?

Aston Martin owner Lawrence Stroll is determined to make the group a billion-dollar business. MARK GALLAGHER analyses his latest play – bringing former McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh into the fold

Vettel hopes Verstappen has stronger F1 package to fight Hamilton than he had

Sebastian Vettel hopes Max Verstappen will have ‘a better car or better position’ to contest the 2021 Formula 1 title against Lewis Hamilton than he did during their championship battles.

Bottas unaware of possible Andretti F1 buyout during Alfa Romeo talks

Valtteri Bottas says he was unaware of discussions surrounding US motorsport marque Andretti possibly buying the Sauber-run Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team when he signed to race there in 2022.

COTA boss: Bumps "aren't an issue" for F1 cars after MotoGP complaints

Austin circuit boss Bobby Epstein says bumps “aren't an issue” for Formula 1 cars, following concerns about the surface being expressed by drivers ahead of the 2021 US Grand Prix.

Haas wouldn’t see Andretti Formula 1 involvement as a threat

Haas would not see any potential move into Formula 1 by Andretti Autosport as a threat, believing there would be “not a lot of change” in the American market.

Norris welcomes impact on younger fans in F1 survey results

Lando Norris felt glad to have a positive influence on the youngest generation of Formula 1 fans after his popularity was revealed in the biggest-ever global survey on Thursday.

Vettel set to start US GP at the back as Aston Martin plans F1 power unit change

Sebastian Vettel is braced for a challenging Formula 1 United States Grand Prix after revealing Aston Martin has changed the power unit on his car for the race weekend.

F1 drivers welcome plan to delete lap times set under double yellow flags

Formula 1 drivers have welcomed the FIA’s plan to delete any lap times achieved by cars that pass through a double waved yellow zone in practice and in qualifying.

Leclerc: Travel exemption mix-up led to New York detour before F1 US GP

Charles Leclerc explained that a mix-up over his travel exemption document led to an unplanned trip to New York ahead of Formula 1's visit to Austin this weekend.

F1 "not even thinking" about sprint races at every GP
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F1 "not even thinking" about sprint races at every GP

Formula 1 is "not even thinking" about holding a sprint race at every grand prix, according to Stefano Domenicali, as fans expressed their opposition in the biggest-ever global survey.

F1 fans becoming younger and more diverse - Global Survey results
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F1 fans becoming younger and more diverse - Global Survey results

Formula 1’s fans are becoming younger and more diverse, according to the biggest-ever Global Survey commissioned by Motorsport Network in partnership with F1 and Nielsen Sports.

F1 fans vote Verstappen most popular driver, McLaren named favourite team
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F1 fans vote Verstappen most popular driver, McLaren named favourite team

Max Verstappen has been voted as Formula 1's most popular driver, according to the biggest-ever Global Survey commissioned by Motorsport Network in partnership with F1 and Nielsen Sports.