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

Charles Leclerc topped the times on Friday for Ferrari ahead of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

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

In an unusual day of Friday practice, the Ferrari driver topped FP2 with a 1m36.810s having been granted use of the 2022 tyres during the session devoted to 2023 Pirelli tyre testing. 

Leclerc, along with Valtteri Bottas and Daniel Ricciardo, were each permitted short stints on the current compounds having sat out FP1 as part of the rookie driver runs for Robert Shwartzman at Ferrari, Theo Pourchaire at Alfa Romeo and Alex Palou at McLaren.

The trio duly topped the FP2 timesheet, ahead of Carlos Sainz who was quickest in first practice and the fastest of the test tyre-only runners.

Meanwhile, Sergio Perez and Zhou Guanyu will both serve grid penalties at the United States GP for engine changes on Friday. 

But attention continues to focus to off the track, with Red Bull under the spotlight for its F1 cost cap breach relating to last year. Red Bull remains in negotiation with the FIA over an Accepted Breach Agreement in relation to the 2021 cost cap. 

The FIA has also released its report into the Japanese GP crane incident and what changes will come in. 

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari F1-75

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari F1-75

Photo by: Andy Hone / Motorsport Images

What time does qualifying start for the F1 United States Grand Prix?

Qualifying for the United States GP starts at 5pm local time (11pm BST), using the regular Q1, Q2 and Q3 knockout session format.

Date: Saturday 22nd October 2022
Start time: 5pm local time – 11pm BST

How can I watch Formula 1?

In the United Kingdom Formula 1 is broadcast live on Sky Sports, with highlights shown on Channel 4 several hours after the race has finished. Live streaming through NOW is also available in the UK.

Sky Sports F1, which broadcasts the F1 races, can be added as part of the Sky Sports channels which costs £20 a month for new customers. Sky Sports can also be accessed through NOW with a one-off day payment of £11.98p or a month membership of £33.99p per month.

How can I watch F1 United States GP qualifying?

In the United Kingdom every F1 practice, qualifying and race is broadcast live on Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event, with United States GP qualifying coverage starting at 10:00pm BST on Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event.

  • Channel: Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event
  • Start time: 10:00pm BST 22nd October 2022

Autosport will be running a live text coverage of qualifying here

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB18

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB18

Photo by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images

When can I watch the highlights of F1 United States GP qualifying?

In the United Kingdom Channel 4 is broadcasting highlights of qualifying for the United States GP at 08:30am BST on Sunday morning. The full programme will run for 60 minutes, covering both qualifying and wrapping up the major talking points of the race weekend so far.

For the entire 2022 F1 season, Channel 4 will broadcast highlights of every qualifying and race of each event. The highlights will also be available on Channel 4’s on demand catch up services.

  • Channel: Channel 4
  • Start time: 8:30am BST 23rd October 2022

Will F1 United States GP qualifying be on the radio?

Live radio coverage of every practice, qualifying and race for the 2022 F1 season will be available on the BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC 5 Live Sports Extra or via the BBC Sport website.

Coverage of United States GP qualifying will start at 11:00pm BST on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and the BBC Sounds app.

What's the weather forecast for qualifying at the Circuit of the Americas?

Hot and dry weather conditions are forecast for Saturday for the start of qualifying at the Circuit of the Americas, with a low chance of rain. The temperature is set to be 31 degrees Celsius at the start of qualifying, six degrees warmer than Japanese GP qualifying last time out.

Full US GP FP2 results:

Cla Driver Chassis Time Gap Interval
1 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1'36.810    
2 Finland Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 1'37.525 0.715 0.715
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1'37.627 0.817 0.102
4 Spain Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1'38.232 1.422 0.605
5 Germany Mick Schumacher Haas 1'39.507 2.697 1.275
6 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren 1'39.547 2.737 0.040
7 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull 1'39.575 2.765 0.028
8 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'39.698 2.888 0.123
9 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1'39.840 3.030 0.142
10 Mexico Sergio Perez Red Bull 1'39.852 3.042 0.012
11 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas 1'40.084 3.274 0.232
12 Japan Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1'40.178 3.368 0.094
13 United Kingdom George Russell Mercedes 1'40.562 3.752 0.384
14 China Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 1'40.664 3.854 0.102
15 Canada Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1'40.806 3.996 0.142
16 France Esteban Ocon Alpine 1'41.310 4.500 0.504
17 Spain Fernando Alonso Alpine 1'41.334 4.524 0.024
18 Thailand Alex Albon Williams 1'41.853 5.043 0.519
19 Germany Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1'41.857 5.047 0.004
20 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams 1'42.317 5.507 0.460

Full US GP FP1 results:

Cla Driver Chassis Time Gap Interval
1 Spain Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1'36.857    
2 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull 1'37.081 0.224 0.224
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'37.332 0.475 0.251
4 Canada Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1'37.460 0.603 0.128
5 Mexico Sergio Perez Red Bull 1'37.515 0.658 0.055
6 Spain Fernando Alonso Alpine 1'37.713 0.856 0.198
7 United Kingdom George Russell Mercedes 1'37.802 0.945 0.089
8 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1'37.810 0.953 0.008
9 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren 1'37.856 0.999 0.046
10 Germany Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1'38.041 1.184 0.185
11 France Esteban Ocon Alpine 1'38.102 1.245 0.061
12 China Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 1'38.276 1.419 0.174
13 Thailand Alex Albon Williams 1'38.422 1.565 0.146
14 Japan Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1'38.898 2.041 0.476
15 Germany Mick Schumacher Haas 1'38.922 2.065 0.024
16 Russian Federation Robert Shwartzman Ferrari 1'38.951 2.094 0.029
17 Spain Alex Palou McLaren 1'39.911 3.054 0.960
18 France Theo Pourchaire Alfa Romeo 1'40.175 3.318 0.264
19 United States Logan Sargeant Williams 1'40.325 3.468 0.150
20 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Haas 1'43.063 6.206 2.738
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