Formula 1 qualifying results: 2021 US Grand Prix starting grid
Formula 1 is back in the United States after a one-year hiatus caused by COVID-19.
Max Verstappen was the fastest in qualifying on Saturday and secured pole position for Sunday’s United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Valtterri Bottas qualified fourth but will drop to 9th place for the race due to a grid penalty.
Verstappen will be busy fighting Lewis Hamilton for the championship lead. Hamilton earned his 100th career victory two races ago at the Russian Grand Prix. He will look to continue his dominance in Texas, where he has already won six times. The Red Bull driver is ahead of the Mercedes driver by a narrow margin of six points.
Here’s how they line up on the starting grid on Sunday:
Formula 1 starting eleven for the 2021 United States Grand Prix
Haas rider Mick Schumacher will start from the back of the grid. Valtteri Bottas will start from 9th place after being assessed a grid penalty during qualifying.
|1.||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|2.||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|3.||Sergio Perez (Red Bull)|
|4.||Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri)|
|5.||Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)|
|6.||Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)|
|7.||Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)|
|8||Lando Norris (McLaren)|
|9||Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)|
|ten.||Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri)|
|11.||Esteban Ocon (Alpine)|
|12.||Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)|
|13.||Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo)|
|14.||Fernando Alonso (Alpine)|
|15.||George Russell (Williams)|
|16.||Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)|
|17.||Nicolas Latifi (Williams)|
|18.||Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo)|
|19.||Nikita Mazepin (Haas)|
|20.||Mick Schumacher (Haas)|
What channel is the F1 race on Sunday on?
- Race: United States Grand Prix
- Dated: Sunday October 24
- TV channel: ABC
- Direct: fuboTV
The ESPN family of networks will broadcast all F1 2021 races in the United States using the Sky Sports stream, with some late-season races heading to ABC.
ESPN Deportes serves as exclusive Spanish home for all 2021 F1 races in the United States
What time does the F1 race start on Sunday?
- Dated: Sunday October 24
- Start time: 3 p.m. ET
Sunday’s race start time of 3 p.m. ET means the 2021 US Grand Prix will start at 2 p.m. local time. The lights will likely be extinguished just after 3 p.m. ET. ESPN’s pre-race show usually airs within one hour of the start of the race.
Below is the full TV schedule of the weekend’s F1 events at the US Grand Prix. All hours are oriental.
|Friday October 22||Practice 1||12:30 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Friday October 22||Practice 2||4:00 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Saturday 23 October||Practice 3||2:00 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Saturday 23 October||Qualification||5:00 p.m.||ESPNews|
|Sunday October 24||Race||3 p.m.||ABC|
Live broadcast of Formula 1 for the United States Grand Prix
For those without a cable or satellite subscription, there are five main OTT TV streaming options that offer ESPN – fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, and AT&T Now. Of the five, Hulu, fuboTV, and YouTubeTV offer free trial options.
Below are links to each.
For those with a cable or satellite subscription but not in front of a TV, Formula 1 racing in 2021 can be streamed live via phones, tablets and other devices on the ESPN app with authentication. .
Formula 1 calendar 2021
In all, there are 23 races scheduled into the 2021 F1 season, with the Portuguese Grand Prix sliding on record the first week of March. The originally planned Vietnam Grand Prix was withdrawn after the arrest of Nguyen Duc Chung , while the Chinese Grand Prix is in the air. It was originally scheduled for April 11 but will likely not take place this season.
All races will air in the United States on the ESPN family of networks, with the United States Grand Prix and the Mexico City Grand Prix both airing on ABC. The Singapore Grand Prix was also withdrawn from the program, with the Turkish Grand Prix returning to the program in its place.
Please note: On-time start times do not include the broadcast start time, which is usually five minutes before the start of the race. Schedules do not include the usual ESPN pre-race broadcasts.
Here is the latest schedule:
|Dated||Race||Course||Start time||TV channel||Winner|
|March 28||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain International Circuit||11:00||ESPN2||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|April 18||Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna||Autodromo Internazionale Enzo and Dino Ferrari||9h00||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|May 2nd||Grand Prix of Portugal||Algarve International Circuit||10:00 a.m.||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|May 9||Spanish Grand Prix||Barcelona-Catalonia Circuit||9h00||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|23 May||Monaco Grand Prix||Monaco circuit||9h00||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|June 6||Azerbaijani Grand Prix||Baku City Tour||8h00||ESPN||Sergio Perez (Red Bull)|
|June 20||Grand Prix of France||Paul Ricard Circuit||9h00||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|June 27||Grand Prix of Styria||Red bull ring||9h00||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|4th July||Austrian Grand Prix||Red bull ring||9h00||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|July 18||British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit||10:00 a.m.||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|1st of August||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring||9h00||ESPN||Esteban Ocon (Alpine)|
|August 29||Belgian Grand Prix||Spa Francorchamps circuit||9h00||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|September 5||Dutch Grand Prix||Zandvoort circuit||9h00||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|September 12||Italian Grand Prix||Autodromo Nazionale di Monza||9h00||ESPN2||Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)|
|September 26||Russian Grand Prix||Sochi Autodrome||8h00||ESPN2||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|October 10||Turkish Grand Prix||Istanbul intercity park||8h00||ESPN2||Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)|
|24 october||United States Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas||3:00 p.m.||ABC||To be determined|
|October 31||Mexico Grand Prix||Autodrome Hermanos Rodriguez||3:00 p.m.||ABC||To be determined|
|November 7||Brazilian Grand Prix||Autodrome José Carlos Pace||Noon||ESPN2||To be determined|
|21 November||Australian Grand Prix||Albert park circuit||1 o’clock in the morning||ESPN News||To be determined|
|December 5||Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia||Jeddah streets tour||11 o’clock in the evening||ESPN2||To be determined|
|December 12||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Yas Marina Circuit||8h00||ESPN2||To be determined|