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United States Grand Prix: Race start time UK, practice, qualifying results and how can I watch F1 on TV today?

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United States Grand Prix: Race start time UK, practice, qualifying results and how can I watch F1 on TV today?

Max Verstappen is on pole ahead of the United States Grand Prix.

It is the Red Bull ace who holds the championship lead as Formula One crosses the Atlantic for the first time since November 2019, with last year’s race at Circuit of the Americas one of many cancelled due to the pandemic.

Valtteri Bottas swooped to a second victory of the campaign in Turkey last time out while Lewis Hamilton finished fifth having taken an engine penalty. It could have been more for the Brit however, as a late decision on pitting in changing conditions cost him a shot at the podium.

Verstappen’s second-place finish there means he has gone three GPs without a win yet holds a six-point lead over his rival.

With just six races left of the 2021 season, one of the most enthralling title fights for years is set for a grandstand finish.

Tempers flared between the championship rivals in the second practice session on Friday, with Verstappen calling Hamilton a “stupid idiot” and brandishing a middle finger in his direction after an intense clash on-track.

An irate Verstappen - who also returned to the pits after becoming frustrated with traffic - was eighth in FP2 after failing to set a representative time, with Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez fastest after Hamilton’s quickest mark was wiped out for exceeding track limits.

Here’s all the information you need to tune in this weekend...

When is the 2021 United States Grand Prix?

The United States Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

What time is the 2021 United States Grand Prix?

First practice session: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (all times BST), Friday October 22

Second practice session: 9pm-10pm, Friday October 22

Third practice session: 7pm-8pm, Saturday October 23

Qualifying: 10pm-11pm, Saturday October 23

Race: 8pm, Sunday October 24

 (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
(POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

How can I watch the 2021 United States Grand Prix?

TV channel: The race will be shown LIVE on Sky Sports’ Main Event and F1 channels.

Live stream: Subscribers can stream the action LIVE via the SkyGo app.

Highlights: Channel 4 will show free highlights from 12.05am, Monday October 25.

Who is on pole?

Max Verstappen is on pole after setting a blistering pace in qualifying with Lewis Hamilton in second and Sergio Perez in third.

1. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull Racing, 1 minute, 32.910 seconds.

2. Lewis Hamilton, Great Britain, Mercedes, 1:33.119.

3. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Red Bull Racing, 1:33.134.

4. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Mercedes, 1:33.475.

5. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Ferrari, 1:33.606.

6. Carlos Sainz Jr, Spain, Ferrari, 1:33.792.

7. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, McLaren, 1:33.808.

8. Lando Norris, Great Britain, McLaren, 1:33.887.

9. Pierre Gasly, France, Alphatauri, 1:34.118.

10. Yuki Tsunoda, Japan, Alphatauri, 1:34.918.

Eliminated after second session

11. Esteban Ocon, France, Alpine, 1:35.377.

12. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Aston Martin, 1:35.500.

13. Antonio Giovinazzi, Italy, Alfa Romeo Racing, 1:35.794.

14. Fernando Alonso, Spain, Alpine, 1:44.549.

15. George Russell, Great Britain, Williams, 1:35.730.

Eliminated after first session

16. Lance Stroll, Canada, Aston Martin, 1:35.983.

17. Nicholas Latifi, Canada, Williams, 1:35.995.

18. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Alfa Romeo Racing, 1:36.311.

19. Mick Schumacher, Germany, Haas F1 Team, 1:36.499.

20. Nikita Mazepin, Russia, Haas F1 Team, 1:36.796.

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