F1 heads to the United States as Lewis Hamilton looks to make up lost ground on Max Verstappen.
The Brit is six points behind the Dutchman after taking a ten-place grid penalty for an internal combustion engine change in Istanbul.
Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes are expected to have the advantage at the US Grand PrixCredit: PA
Max Verstappen is the current world championship leaderCredit: Getty
Hamilton pulled off a good damage limitation race in Turkey, finishing fifth to Verstappen’s second, but was furious with the Mercedes team after they ordered him to pit from third position.
However, Mercedes insist he was likely to have finished down in eighth, had he not come in to the pit lane to change his tyres.
The Merc team were pleasantly surprised with their pace in Turkey and go into the US Grand Prix with even Red Bull labelling them hot race favourites.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said he expects a strong Mercedes performance this weekend, before his team bounces back in the upcoming altitude races in Mexico City and Sao Paulo.
He commented: “We know the next race in Austin has been a Hamilton stronghold for quite a few years now.
“But then Mexico, Brazil hopefully the higher-altitude races tended to be quite strong for us in the past.”
What time does the F1 US Grand Prix start?
The US Grand Prix will have a very different schedule to races in Europe.
Practice One is on Friday, October 22 at 5.30pm UK time before Practice Two gets underway at 9pm.
Local time that’s 11.30am for Practice One and 3pm for Practice Two.
Qualifying and the race itself will both be evening events in the UK.
Qualifying will be at 10pm on Saturday evening (4pm local time) with the race at 8pm on Sunday evening (2pm local time).
What TV channel is the F1 US Grand Prix on and can I live stream it?
- The F1 US Grand Prix is live on Sky Sports F1.
- To stream it live, head to your Sky Go account.
- Non-Sky Sports subscribers can still watch all the action with a Now TV Day Pass from £9.99.
Friday, October 22
Practice One – 5.30pm
Practice Two – 9pm
Saturday, October 23
Practice Three – 7pm
Qualifying – 10pm
Sunday, October 24
Race – 8pm
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