With only 6 Grand Prix remaining to decide the winning driver and the team in the 2021 formula 1 season, the action moves onto the United States as Austin finally hosts the festivity of rigorously fast cars. Given that Max Verstappen took the lead back in the Driver’s standings by 6 points against the reigning champion Lewis Hamilton, the Brackley-based team is determined to be the favourites to win this race as they emerged victorious in 6 of the last 8 Grand Prix held.
In particular, Lewis Hamilton has had a stronghold for most of the time as he has won 5 of the previous 8 races in the States. While the ace Dutchman is leading the pack with 6 races remaining to go, Turkish GP indicated that Mercedes are the clear-cut faster team as compared to arch-rivals Red Bulls. To bring everyone on the same page, Verstappen’s concern has been generated ever since Mercedes were able to establish their speed on the corners and on the straights as well.
However, heading into the second race in the month of October, make sure you know all the information related to the iconic US Grand Prix.
US Grand Prix 2021 Schedule
Friday: Practice 1: at 10:00 PM IST
Saturday: Practice 2: at 1:30 AM IST
Saturday: Practice 3: at 11:30 PM IST
Sunday: Qualifying: at 2:30 PM IST
Monday: United State Grand Prix: at 12:30 AM IST
What is the venue and track information for US Grand Prix 2021?
The US Grand Prix 2021 will be held at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin from Friday, October 22, 2021. The circuit is 5.513 kilometres long and consists of 56 laps. The particular Grand Prix was called off due to the hiatus caused by COVID-19 pandemic last year. Lewis Hamilton has been the most successful driver in the previous decade, having won 5 of the last 8 races in the States.
Where and When to Watch US Grand Prix 2021?
The US Grand Prix will be streamed on Star Sports 2 and its respective HD channel. If you do not own a cable connection, the live-action from the race tracks can be viewed on Disney+ Hotstar. Given that the difference between GMT and IST is 5 hours and 30 minutes, all the racing action will be held at night or late evening for race fans in India.
Who won the US Grand Prix last year?
The last US Grand Prix was held in 2019, wherein Mercedes ace driver Valtteri Bottas emerged victorious. The Finn driver was followed by his teammate Lewis Hamilton and the last place on the podium was secured by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. The fastest lap was registered by Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.
Driver’s Standings Ahead of US Grand Prix 2021
Max Verstappen- 262.5 points
Lewis Hamilton- 256.5 points
Valtteri Bottas- 177 points
Lando Norris- 145 points
Sergio Perez- 135 points
Mercedes- 433.5 points
Red Bull Racing- 387.5 points
McLaren- 240 points
Ferrari- 232.5 points
Alpine- 104 points