Everything you need to know about the United States Grand Prix

This year’s United States Grand Prix is ​​the setting for the seventeenth round of the season. Max Verstappen gets on a plane to Austin with a six-point lead, but in the past, the race in the Texan capital has been dominated more often than not by Lewis Hamilton.

Formula 1 has been visiting the United States since the 1950s, but over time the location of the race has changed frequently. It has only been since 2012 that the Circuit of the Americas has been raced, where the next edition will also take place. The circuit was opened in 2012 and is located a bit outside Austin, the capital of the US state of Texas. It was designed by the German Hermann Tilke, known from many other circuits.

Circuit of the Americas

Tilke’s design vision was to replicate and merge as many well-known turns from different circuits as possible into this track. For example, we see replicas of the Maggots-Becketts-Chapel-combinatie from Silverstone and the Senna S from Interlagos. The Circuit of the Americas is 5.5 kilometers long and has twenty turns. Under good conditions, the Grand Prix will be held over 56 laps.

Verstappen versus Hamilton

Hamilton has not won a win on American soil for three years, but does have great affinity with the country. Four straight wins between 2014 and 2017 show that the Circuit of the America is ‘Hamilton territory’. In addition, major competitor Red Bull Racing never managed to win a race. Verstappen, on the other hand, has consistently – bar one DNF – always finished in the top four in Austin, including his time at Red Bull. It promises to be another exciting fight.

United States Grand Prix Timetable

Friday October 22

VT1: 6:30 PM

VT2: 10 p.m.

Saturday October 23

VT3: 8:00 PM

Quality: 23:00

Sunday October 24

Race: 9:00 PM

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