United States GP 2022: time, full schedule, how to watch


United States Grand Prix 2022 Start time full schedule how to watch

Formula One is coming to Austin this weekend when Circuit of The Americas hosts the United States Grand Prix from October 21 to 23.

Formula 1 heads to the United States this weekend as Red Bull looks to follow up on Max Verstappen’s second successive drivers’ title by securing the constructors’ crown at the Circuit of The Americas.

Recent history is on their side, with Verstappen beating Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton to victory in Austin 12 months ago – the pair scrapping from lights out to the chequered flag.

On Friday, the action will get underway with FP1 and FP2 – the second practice being extended from 60 to 90 minutes to allow for some extra testing of Pirelli’s 2023 tyre compounds. Saturday will feature FP3 and qualifying, before the 56-lap Grand Prix itself on Sunday.

When is it?

The 2022 United States Grand Prix takes place from Friday, October 21 until Sunday, October 23.

What is the race schedule?

Friday, October 21: 
First practice – 8 pm BST
Second practice – 11 pm BST

Saturday, October 22: 
Third practice – 8 pm BST
Qualifying – 11 pm BST

Sunday, October 2:
United States Grand Prix: 8 pm BST

US GP 2022
US GP 2022

What TV channel is it on?

Sky Sports F1 have near-exclusive live coverage rights in the UK this year and indeed for the next few with their usual excellent team.

Sky’s qualifying program starts at 10 pm on Saturday with their race coverage at 6.30 pm on Sunday.

Channel 4 also have extended highlights coverage this year. Their qualifying coverage is at 8.30 am on Sunday morning with their race highlights at 12.30 am on Monday morning.

How to watch the F1 United States Grand Prix

The 2022 United States Grand Prix will be broadcast on ESPN and ABC, here is this weekend’s F1 schedule:

  • Practice 1: Friday at 1:55 p.m. CT, ESPN2
  • Practice 2: Friday at 4:55 p.m. CT, ESPN News
  • Practice 3: Saturday at 1:55 p.m. CT, ESPN News
  • Qualifying: Saturday at 4:55 p.m. CT, ESPN News
  • United States Grand Prix: Sunday at 12:30 p.m., ABC

What do we know about The Circuit of the Americas?

  • Circuit length: 5.513km
  • First Grand Prix: 2012
  • Laps: 56
  • Race distance: 308.405km
  • Race lap record: 1:36.169 (Charles Leclerc, 2019)
  • 2021 winner: Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing
  • Number of corners:  20
  • Overtaking chances: One of the best places for overtaking in the year. The run down the pit straight and up the hill into the turn-one hairpin is a very good spot. The second best is the run between turns 11 and 12, aided by DRS. There are a couple of other of reasonably heavy braking zones but they are a little riskier.

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